Last night me and Keith had a meal at Panda Panda Chinese Restaurant and Takeaway in Bishop Auckland.

We have been meaning to go for a while now but work and things got in the way

I first saw that it could cater for gluten free when it was mentioned by someone on the County Durham & North Yorkshire Coeliac Group on Facebook.

Well last night it was our Anniversary, we wanted to do something special and this was it, we haven’t been to a Chinese restaurant since being diagnosed coeliac and we wanted to go here.

I always message to see if they can cater for gluten free and the message came back yes they can, so we booked for last night which was a Sunday night. Its advisable to book on a Friday and Saturday evening, and they are open on a lunchtime too.

When we got there they knew we wanted gluten free and Sharon looked after us she was so helpful and suggested what could be made gluten free.

We shared a starter, it was salt and pepper king prawns which were in a batter coating and were amazing the taste hit you straight away.

Salt and pepper prawns

Sharon suggested we had the Singapore chowmain, and a sweet chilli chicken in which we both shared and there was plenty to share and be full by the end.

Sweet chilli chicken
Singapore chowmain

The food was really nice and we enjoyed everything about it and its definitely a place were we will be going back again.

When I spoke to Sharon she said she was going to be doing a gluten free menu which we agreed was a very good idea because its difficult looking though a menu and not knowing what you can have.

To top the night off we enjoyed a cocktail and even that was all hand made and expertly presented.

This restaurant is a little gem and I can’t speak too highly of it, the place was spotless, the staff were extremely helpful, the prices were right and I felt safe in their hands. We will be definitely back very soon.

Their address is:

1 Tenters Street,

Bishop Auckland,

DL14 7AB

01388 213395

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