Category: Dining Out

Dining Out: Panacea

Sorry about the delay RE: posts lately, I’ll admit it, I’ve been a lazy bum. I just got a new desktop the other day and all I have been doing the past 72 hours is deciphering my new toy.

But, that doesn’t mean I have nothing to post about. The other night I had the night off work (which was rare considering it was a Friday night), so we all decided to go out to dinner as a family. Seeing as we booked at 4pm that night some of the first restaurants we called up were all booked, but managed to grab a place at Panacea, a small restaurant on Halifax Street.


I didn’t really have any idea what it was going to be like, as the website didn’t have any photos, but looking at the menu I noticed a lot of the meals had ‘Gluten-Free’ labelled next to them. This I liked. I find it hard to eat out most of the time (without ordering a salad), as lots of restaurants use vegetable oil (my own work, explains my stomach pains after every meal), or ingredients that contain gluten, so it was nice to know that Panacea had items on the menu that you could be sure contained NO gluten whatsoever (not sure about what oil they used, but hey, we are eating out, you can’t have it be exactly as you would make it at home). When we walked through the door I was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is warm and cosy, but very hip at the same time. A turquoise painted brick wall with large colourful paintings acts as the feature at the front end of the room, and at the back there is a large tree, whose arms branch out and hang lights over the tables that surround it.

I was so excited at my new find! And they are open for breakfast too! I couldn’t stop thinking about having end of the day jugs of sangria after uni – in the summertime it would be perfect as they have cute wooden benches and seats out the front 🙂

But anyway, back to the food. We ordered a platter of antipasto to begin with: Chicken Liver Pate (Back left), Chorizo (Back right), Olives (Front left) and anchovies (front right). Image

It was all delicious, and inspired me to create my own chicken liver pate sometime soon.

For mains Mum and Tyler both ordered pizzas (both have the sugar-burner genes and the ability to eat anything without gaining a single thing). Mum got the Panacea special and Tyler the duck pizza!



While Dad and I opted for some protein!! Dad ordered the steak…


And i chowed down on some fish wrapped in ham and a yummy salad!



I think my eyes might have been bigger than my stomach that night…

We then headed home for some tea and gave our filled stomachs some rest.

Overall it was a very delicious night 🙂

Have you found dining out following a Paleo or Gluten-Free diet difficult? What sort of cuisine do you find is the cleanest when dining out? Me need advice! 🙂