I was lucky enough to discover Tibits – a gorgeous vegetarian restaurant in central London, as part of my day job in PR. This chic and stylish restaurant was our chosen destination for a boozy press dinner; picked not because of it’s amazing location on picturesque, Heddon Street (just off Regent Street), and not because of the varied and exceptional menu (more on that later) – but because of it’s enviable celeb-spotting credentials. This little gem happens to have an A-list clientele including long-time veggies Leona Lewis and Chantelle Houghton, top chef Gordon Ramsay, and thespians Neve Campbell and Damien Lewis.
The restaurant operates on the unique concept of charging punters by the weight of their own self-served plates. The food itself is presented in buffet style, with a huge variety of hot and cold dishes, alongside salads, homemade sauces and garnishes, and a variety of breads. You can take your pick of everything from pastas to pastries and samosas; curries, salads, soups and more. For a buffet-lover like me, the choice is equal parts exciting and overwhelming, meaning that my plates ended up on the expensive side – but who cares when it all tastes so good? I think I tried just about everything!
For me, the best thing about Tibits is that when I visited, I was accompanied by two die-hard meat lovers who normally wouldn’t dream of eating in a veggie restaurant, yet both admitted that the food was so varied, hearty and delicious, that they didn’t miss the meat at all. Since then, I have also visited with my carnivorous boyfriend, and he was more than happy with a huge plate of vegetable curries and dhaals. Tibits, with it’s central London location, chic interior design, and star studded clientele is successfully making vegetarian dining cool. And that’s got to be a good thing.
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