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Ethos Vegetarian Food, Central London


Having been a vegetarian for almost 10 years, I have become accustomed to not having a large variety to choose from when eating out; because of this I now find it intimating when I am faced with an entire veggie menu.

Ethos, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Restaurant, London, Cakes

That is why I love places such as Ethos –  there was no menu to get flustered over and they let you pile your plate with a variety of dishes.

I know that this is also the standard premis for your average buffet but this restaurant was so much more. Like Tibits that I previously blogged about Ethos focuses on serving uptop notch, meat-free cuisine.

Ethos, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Restaurant, London, interior

The eatery was conveniently located just off Oxford Street and was a nature inspired haven in the pandemonium of central London. Arriving just after six we managed to grab a seat outside in the sunshine, which was glorious on such a warm day.

Entering the restaurant one at a time my friend came bounding out with a plate stacked high with healthy food, she exclaimed that I 100% had to take my camera inside.

Ethos, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Restaurant, London, interio

Walking in I was greeted by a well dressed staff member who explained that I was to simply choose whatever I wanted from the beautifully displayed dishes, get my plate weighed, then pay.

Ethos, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Restaurant, London, food

Though it all sounded simple enough she reassured me that it was no problem at all to ask questions about the food or to ask a member of staff  for a hand if I needed one.

Ethos, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Restaurant, London, interior, aubergine

I had no questions as the food was all clearly labelled, but before I could even begin to make my choices I had to take my friend’s recommendation and get some pictures of the surroundings.

Ethos, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Restaurant, London, interior

The small space was exceptionally decorated with modern wood, marble and glass within an indoor mini urban forest.

Ethos, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Restaurant, London, salad

The food was displayed on three round marble and wooden counters split into: hearty hot dishes, cold colourful salads and delectable deserts – making it incredibly simple to navigate around.

Ethos, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Restaurant, London, salad

I walked round in awe of the available selections before picking up a plate and getting a small amount of almost everything.

Ethos, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Restaurant, London, salad

Dinner is priced at £2.70 per 100G and mine came to a reasonable £14 so I accompanied it with a glass of  the vegan malbec wine.

Ethos, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Restaurant, London, desert

Taking my seat outside, we eventually tucked into our healthy food mountains and both concurred that the cuisine tasted as good as it was nutritious.

Ethos, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Restaurant, London, salad

I am not one of these preachy vegetarians that try to convert others however, I am an advocate for encouraging people to try new things. I hope that restaurants like Ethos which are simple, welcoming and high quality help to shift outdated preconceptions of health foods being, ‘hippy,’ ‘pretentious’ or ‘bland’.

Ethos, Vegetarian, Vegan, Healthy, Restaurant, London, salad

Even if you are not part of the currently cool plant based diet food movement, I would encourage you to pop into Ethos and take a look, it is definitely one of my new favourite central London finds.

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Ethos
48 Eastcastle Street,
London
W1W 8DX

20 comments

  1. goldandheartsblog says:

    All that food looks absolutely delicious!
    Kaylee
    gold&hearts

    1. Emma says:

      It was so good!

  2. adales8 says:

    Sounds brilliant! x

    1. Emma says:

      It really was x

  3. Keri says:

    This was the best place ever gorgeous fun food and beautiful place made even better by your company! When people ask what would be your last meal on earth I would say Ethos! Can’t wait for next time xx

    1. Emma says:

      You are too sweet! Can’t wait for your next visit! xXx

  4. Josie says:

    What an amazing hidden gem! It looks super cool inside and it’s interesting that it’s a buffet – it’s great that you can try a little bit of everything because I’m sure after seeing all of that food I’d want it all! I’ve only ever been to one vegetarian place before, I don’t remember what it was called but I wasn’t that comfortable there as it was a bit pretentious and the staff were rude so I love how this sounds like it’s the complete opposite! x

    Josie’s Journal

    1. Emma says:

      I hate pretentious veggie places because there are so few of them it makes all veggies seem like ass holes. Once you feel a bit better we should meet up and have a healthy lunch.

  5. The food looks delicious. I will save the venue for next time I’m in London, last week I’ve been on Oxford street but had no idea about this place… what a shame.
    I’ve been vegetarian for 7+ years and I find veggie restaurants like a treat.

    1. Emma says:

      Please let me know if you go and what you think, there are so many good veggie restaurants around central London have you tried Mildreds or Tibits? They are also good x

  6. This looks amazing! I am trying to be vegetarian at least 5-days a week (just to help the environment if nothing else) and it’s made so much easier by their being a wide range of choices like this – it all looks delicious! 🙂 Sophie xx
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    1. I’m not vegetarian but like Sophie I eat vegetarian 5 nights a week (aka the weeknights). I love a good vegetarian restaurant, but have shunned ethos because I’ve heard it’s super expensive from other bloggers. However, reading your review…and ultimately seeing how much was piled on your plate, has converted me to give it a go!

      1. Emma says:

        It is definitely not cheap but I would say for such fresh amazing dishes it is a nice place to go for a treat and is competitive with other similar restaurants. Let me know when you check it out x

    2. Emma says:

      I love the massive variety it also gave me so many ideas for home cooking

  7. kelseybang says:

    what a great looking place! the food looks so delicious!!!

    kelseybang.com

    1. Emma says:

      It is now on of my new favourites

  8. Kate says:

    I’m really into eating vegetarian dishes even though I’m not a vegetarian, so this restaurant sounds right up my street! It sounds like great value for money too. Adding it to my must-go list!

    1. Emma says:

      Please let me know if you do go, I always love hearing what people think of the place I write about it.

  9. themayfairy says:

    You know, some of the best dinner parties I’ve been to have been vegetarian. I think because they really pay attention to flavours and seasonings so as not to be ‘bland’, instead of just relying upon a big expensive piece of meat to please everyone. Vege restaurants probably have this vibe going on too.

    1. Emma says:

      I am so tired of hearing ‘there is no good meal without meat’, I think places like this prove that there is just as much (or more) variety of flavours and textures in veggie food. I would love to go to a veggie dinner party I always feel like a giant inconvenience to my carnivorous friends

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