Glasgow’s Atlantic to launch FODMAP menu for diners with IBS

November 11th, 2016 | Posted in: News,Press Releases,Restaurant News

Glasgow restaurant Atlantic Bar and Brasserie will be one of the first restaurants in the UK to launch a Low FODMAP menu this month for customers who are affected by from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

The city centre eatery, owned by DRG, has teamed up with Glasgow-based dietitian Lesley Reid to create a menu that follows an evidence-based diet created by Monash University in Australia and Kings College London.

Research has shown following a Low FODMAP diet can reduce people’s IBS symptoms by 75%. It can also help other conditions such as Crohns and Colitis.

The new menu will be launched Thursday, 17 November and must be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance but a smaller menu will be available for walk-in bookings.

Mario Gizzi, Director at The DRG, said, “When Lesley proposed the challenge to design and create a Low FODMAP menu, it was an exciting opportunity to give customers that find it hard to eat out an enjoyable and pleasurable experience.

“Everyone knows someone that suffers from IBS and the project has been an interesting process to create a menu that tastes really good for customers that suffer IBS on a daily basis.”

natural design

FODMAP’s are naturally occurring carbohydrates which are not absorbed in the small intestine and cause fermentation with the bacteria in the large bowel causing the IBS symptoms of pain wind and bloating. These symptoms are often described as IBS and affect up to 15% of the population.

Lesley Reid said, “A large proportion of my clients suffer Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The symptoms of IBS can really affect people’s lives in that they may have to take more time off work, can become socially isolated, affect relationships and generally make them feel miserable.

“The Low FODMAP diet has been a very successful treatment for my IBS clients but the main complaint with it was that it was so difficult to eat out. They could get gluten or dairy free but they couldn’t guarantee that it would be onion or garlic free.”

Atlantic Bar and Brasserie’s new menu has already received a positive response from some Reid’s clients, included one diner who was able to eat mussels for “the first time in years” and enjoyed having a rare “worry free meal”.

IBS sufferer Robin, from Glasgow, added, “The food was very well presented and tasty. I was able to relax for the first time in years and had confidence in the food. It was nice to eat out and not feel as if I was causing a fuss.

“I really like the fact I did not have to worry about the ingredients, that everything had already been checked for me.”

The special menu can be viewed from 17 November at www.atlanticbrasserie.co.uk


Edinburgh Cocktail Week Underway

Mon 15th October 2018

This week - 15th to 21st October - is Edinburgh Cocktail Week. ... Read more.

Nivens by Cafe Source

Mon 15th October 2018

They say third time’s a charm. Glasgow’s Cafe Source number three, Nivens by Cafe Source, on Nithsdale Road, happens to ooze plenty of t... Read more.

Licensee Interview: Rock ‘n’ Rollo

Mon 15th October 2018

Dundee’s hit the headlines lately because of the buzz around the new V&A and so has licensee John Rollo who, together with wife Karen, has... Read more.

Scotts

Mon 15th October 2018

Apparently, walking over cobbles activates pressure points on the base of the foot that promotes good health. I’ve no clue whether or not ... Read more.

GOODBYE SPIERS, HELLO INVERLEITH

Mon 15th October 2018

The former Spiers Bar on Edinburgh’s Bowhill Terrace has re-opened as The Inverleith. Owners, The Landmark Pub Company, have done away wit... Read more.

DIRMAUSKAS TAKES OVER THE REINS

Mon 15th October 2018

Audrius Dirmauskas, Head Chef at Guys Restaurant in Candleriggs, Glasgow has taken over the lease of the restaurant and renamed the diner Th... Read more.

5 tips for employers to support their staff’s mental health

Wed 10th October 2018

As World Mental Health Day is celebrated globally today, this presents a great opportunity for employers to look inwards and assess whether ... Read more.

Award success for The Three Chimneys

Tue 9th October 2018

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By, on the Isle of Skye, has been crowned one of the best ‘Restaurants-with-Rooms’ in the country ... Read more.

Wester Spirit Co. to open Glasgow’s first rum distillery in over 300 years

Mon 8th October 2018

Wester Spirit Co. is set to open a new rum distillery in Glasgow’s Partick in November – the first for the city in over 300 year... Read more.

SCOTTISH CHEF CROWNED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE UK

Thu 4th October 2018

Derek Johnstone, Head Chef at Borthwick Castle, near Edinburgh, was the only chef from Scotland to be placed at the the Craft Guild of Chef... Read more.

Gordon & MacPhail see rise in profits

Wed 3rd October 2018

Gordon & MacPhail has announced a 26 per cent rise to £5.1 million in profits in the year to end February.... Read more.

HENDRICK’S UNVEILS GIN PALACE IN SCOTLAND

Wed 3rd October 2018

Wm Grant & Sons, the company behind Hendrick's Gin has invested £13m in a new distillery for the brand and the creation of The Hendrick's G... Read more.

Campbell’s Brewery Enlarges Portfolio with Shaygër

Wed 3rd October 2018

The introduction of a new craft lager, Shaygër, has led to a record-breaking summer for independent Borders brewery, Campbell’s Brewery, ... Read more.

£5m investment for Tony Macaroni brand

Tue 2nd October 2018

Sep Marini, owner of the Tony Macaroni brand, has unveiled plans to invest £5 million in expanding the brand in the next 12 months. He̵... Read more.

Two Bib Gourmands for Scotland but no new Michelin stars in 2019 guide

Tue 2nd October 2018

Scotland has scored two Bib Gourmands in this year’s guide, Monadh Kitchen in Glasgow and Sugar Boat in Helensburgh (pictured), but there ... Read more.

Lower drink-drive limit has had ‘little effect’ on road safety

Tue 2nd October 2018

Scotland’s drink-drive limit has had little impact on deaths and accidents since the legal alcohol limit for driving was reduced from ... Read more.

DRINKS EXPORTS THREATENED AS SCOTS’ COMPANIES FAIL TO ADOPT AEO STATUS, WARNS CUSTOMS EXPERT

Mon 1st October 2018

A widespread lack of AEO accreditation (Authorised Economic Operator) across Scotland’s brewing and distilling sector could result in a dr... Read more.

Government to enact legislation to ensure all tips are passed on

Mon 1st October 2018

Theresa May has pledged to stop restaurants deducting money from tips given by customers to waiters and bar staff. The move,  which will r... Read more.

Currency moves to knock £175m off Diageo sales

Thu 27th September 2018

Diageo, makers of Guinness and Smirnoff, has forecast a much bigger than previously expected hit from foreign exchange movements this year a... Read more.

Club Soda brings Scotland’s first alcohol-free drinks festival to Glasgow

Thu 27th September 2018

Club Soda, the mindful drinking movement, is bringing its Mindful Drinking Festival to Scotland for the first time. The Mindful Drinking Fes... Read more.