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Andrea McLean is a fan of this surprising restaurant – and it's super affordable

The Loose Women star dined out for Father's Day on Sunday

Andrea Mclean chelsea flower show© Photo: Getty Images
Chloe Best
Lifestyle Features Editor
June 18, 2018
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Andrea McLean has revealed one of her favourite restaurants, and chances are you'll find one on a high street near you. The Loose Women star praised Italian chain Zizzi for having an extensive selection of dairy-free dishes, as she usually struggles to eat out due to her lactose intolerance.

During a visit to the restaurant to celebrate Father's Day on Sunday, Andrea posted a photo of their special non-dairy menu on Instagram, writing: "Thank you Zizzi for being one of the few places I can eat in, worry-free! As a severely lactose intolerant person it can be quite stressful worrying about dairy in food, so this is fantastic!"

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Andrea McLean said she struggles to eat out as she is lactose intolerant

Andrea has previously spoken openly about her food intolerance, describing herself as "vegan-ish" as she doesn't consume dairy. "I've suffered with shingles-like viruses throughout my life, so I looked into what foods are good for your immune system, metabolism and menopause," she told Fit & Well magazine. "A vegan diet had everything I wanted – I can digest it all properly, as I get irritable bowel when I'm stressed, and I'm intolerant to milk. But I'm not vegan. I'll happily have a steak! I call myself vegan-ish!"

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The mum-of-two also previously joked that she was a "dinner party nightmare" after developing intolerances to foods such as peppers, garlic, hazelnuts and brazil nuts, as well as one of the most popular alternatives to dairy – soya milk.

Andrea Mclean chelsea flower show© Photo: Getty Images

Andrea says she's a "dinner party nightmare" due to her food intolerances

Andrea is not the only Loose Women panellist who loves affordable high-street restaurants; her colleague Ruth Langsford previously revealed she can't resist the occasional visit to Nando's, sharing a photo of her "blowout" meal at the chicken restaurant after being unable to settle on just one thing.

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"So... had to have a final blowout! Didn't know what to have from @nandosuk so I had EVERYTHING!!" Ruth captioned the post, which showed half a chicken with corn on the cob, peas, rice, chips and coleslaw.

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