On two occasions in the last month or so, I have had problems fining suitable food when eating out.
I am severely allergic to eggs.
A few weeks ago, a chain pub said they could not guarantee anything egg free! I used the loo and Mum & I promptly left!! I find it very anoying that food establishments are unable to provide food lists - they often buy stuff in that has been prepared elsewhere and no list provided.
Good ole independent pubs are Usually OK, so I thought! My friend took me out to lunch on Tuesday to a proper pub - had a nice looking menu, bu the only thing they could offer / say was egg free was Steak or ham! I had steak, ( had ham for the last few days before in sandwiches) which I wasn't too keen on, but was nice anyway.
Christmas menus are a nightmare too! One one occasion I paid Â£15 for tomato soup ( gave me gut ache as so cheap & acidic) plain dry chicken & veges and melon for pudding!! (Beafeater type place)
Last Christmas, the choice was so restrictive too! ( I am going to find a decent pub for this years meal with my SJA colleagues! no more rubbish choices !)
I feel that restaurants especially chain ones such as Beefeaters etc will not guarantee anything allergy free, are covering their back just in case!
Does anyone else have problems with eating out? On occasions I have been told, 'Oh, it may contain nuts' .... nuts?? eggs? there is a vast difference! One comes from a tree ( or peanut plant) and one comes from a chicken.
I know the anaphylaxis campaign have mentioned things in the past about eating out, but my last few experiences are not good.