#ChicEats | Café Bateel Launches A New Gluten Free Menu

BY Olivia Atembina / Jun 17 2019 / 21:10 PM

Eating gluten-free has never been tastier

#ChicEats | Café Bateel Launches A New Gluten Free Menu

Café Bateel has established itself as one of the hottest spots for Mediterranean cuisine mixed with a rich tradition of Arabian hospitality.

World-renowned for his gourmet dates and selection of delicious Italian dishes, the venue, which took home the title of Best Café 2017 for the second year running at the BBC Good Food Middle East Awards in 2017, has a new offering for the health-concious amongst us: a complete gluten-free full-course menu.

Whether you're intolerant to the protein or it's just a personal choice, there are many reasons that push people to switch to a gluten-free diet, and Café Bateel has catered to all of them. 


Head Chef Jean-Luc Vila, who has been a fervent cook for Café Bateel for more than a decade, has carefully crafted a menu without an ounce of gluten and will all the flavours of their traditional offerings. 


For starters, we slurped on Asparagus Soup, with the creamiest texture that makes for a heavenly combo in your mouth. The flavoursome and healthy Bateel Poke Bowl boasts a mix of quinoa tabbouleh adorned with all the perfect ingredients for a fresh and tasty salad, including avocado, wild rocket roasted with butternut squash, beetroot, zucchini, onion, grilled halloumi, cherry tomatoes and kale pesto.

Pasta lovers will be won over with the tiger prawn spaghetti, presented in a cherry tomato and crab bisque, garnished with fresh lemon and basil.


The mushroom risotto, made from fresh shiitake, cep, black trompette, Cardoncello, button and Chiodini mushrooms, fresh parsley and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, was another BAZAAR fave and total must-order for anything frequenting this UAE-based eatery. 

Gluten-intolerant or not it is certainly worth a visit. 

Where to find Café Bateel: Media City Business Central Tower, BTGF 13 & 14 among the twelve other locations in Dubai.