I am gluten-free. I have been for about a year now, and the difference it has made to my health and happiness is just phenomenal. The realisation that a daily 4pm bloat is not ‘just one of those things’ has made life infinitely more enjoyable, and has taken the risk factor out of socialising. One slight problem is that cutting-out gluten entirely has meant that if I do have some accidental gluten, my reaction is far worse that it used to be, presumably because my body is just not used to having to process it anymore. And many restaurants have been a bit slow to realise that gluten-free is not a dirty word. So ensuring I’ve eaten GF can be a bit tricky.
Ethos is a very modern way to enjoy eating exactly what you fancy, without any of the faff or awkwardness usually associated with free-from diets. Their symbol is a stag (there’s a large gold one emblazoned on the floor by the check-out). I asked about this – turns out the stag is seen as the protector of the forest in English folklore. It is a confident creature, a leaderand a herbivore. Which – tbf -probably neatly sums up what the restaurant is all about.