Now that burgers are in fashion I keep my eyes peeled for places that offer gluten-free options, either bunless or with gluten-free bread. Normally burgers in bars/pubs don’t fit the bill as the patties contain gluten themselves, but the famous Bar Luca was the exception. I organised an early Friday dinner night with Alvaro.
We ordered the Wagyu beef burger with bacon, American Cheddar, tomato, lettuce & pickles and the Chicken karrage [sic] burger with wasabi aioli, cucumber & coral lettuce. Best gluten-free buns we’ve had so far, considering texture and flavour. I’m sure Grill’d low carb buns are healthier but these ones were sturdier. I liked the beef burger better, and found the chicken karaage (which is coated in potato starch) a bit bland and I reckon the fryer was due for an oil change.
Wagyu beef burger ($13)
Chicken karaage burger ($13)
Because it was hard to decide, we *had* to order both the shoestring fries with aioli and house cut sweet potato wedges with chipotle aioli. Both gluten-free (as several other items in the menu), both great, but we liked the sweet potatoes better.
Shoestring fries ($6)
House cut sweet potato wedges ($8)