Gluten free in Glasgow – Firebird

My boyfriend says I should re-name my blog to‘gluten free pizza diaries’, because it seems that every time I’m writing about food I’ve had in Glasgow, it’s pizza. What can I say? I love pizza.


Last weekend we went out for supper at Firebird restaurant on Argyle Street before going to see World War Z in the cinema. I knew they did gluten free pasta and pizza and had wanted to go there for ages, and seeing as I am leaving Glasgow and moving to Edinburgh in a couple of weeks’ time, I thought it was about time I actually went to eat there before it was too late! What can I say? WHY hadn’t I been there before!?


We had booked in advance as it was a Friday, and good job we did – it was pretty busy and there were people waiting for a table sitting in the little outside seating bit (for once it has been reasonable weather in Scotland so I guess people were also making the most of that.) I ordered a gluten free – or as it’s called on the menu ‘W.O.W – without wheat – margherita pizza. It was fantastic. One of the best, if not THE best gluten free pizza I’ve had. The base was really thin, but not horribly crispily cardboardy and burnt like they can be. It was the most Italian gluten free pizza I’d say I’ve had as it was thinner and less doughy than others. It was as if all the other gluten free pizzas I’d had were good because they were a substitute to something I could no longer eat, but I feel Firebird really have made an effort to make their pizzas awesome, and not just ‘it’s good for being gluten free’.


It wasn’t expensive either – £9.00 for my pizza. I would highly recommend anyone who wants gluten free pizza (and probably ‘regular’ pizza also as my boyfriend said his was great too) to go to Firebird. Next time I go I’ll have to try a pasta dish just for the sake of going somewhere and NOT ordering pizza! Oh, and the movie was pretty good too. 

Here is a link to their website.



6 thoughts on “Gluten free in Glasgow – Firebird

  1. Hi.

    Nice blog, took me ages to find a good gluten free one.

    I’m a little confused though…your pizza seemed to have cheese on it?

    I’ve recently been told that I am allergic to gluten, and that I must avoid gluten dairy products. What do you put on your pizza instead of ‘normal’ cheese?

    Where do you get gluten free dairy products from? I cant find them anywhere at all! The guy at Tesco said they didn’t have any in stock at all.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work.

    • Hi, I’m glad you enjoyed my blog!

      In some cases, cheese may have gluten in it, but usually it won’t. If you have been advised that you can’t have cheese due to gluten, I’d imagine it would only be very processed cheaper cheeses as ‘real’ cheese should be gluten free!

      Hope this helps!

  2. Thanks hattysglutenfreeboxoftreats!

    Unfortunately it’s not just the cheese but all gluten dairy products that I cant have, which is rubbish.

    Us gluten free girls have to stick together!

  3. Hi Kirsty, you’ve got me quite confused!
    Are you meaning that you’re gluten free and dairy free as two separate things? Gluten shouldn’t be found in most dairy products, unless they’re highly processed, if you’re worried maybe stick to the organic stuff?
    Or are gluten-dairy products a whole different thing?
    You learn something new everyday!

  4. Kirsty, cheese and gluten are two entirely separate things. Being allergic to cheese does not mean you’re allergic to gluten.

    Are you really serious? I cant believe anyone is actually that stupid,

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