One of the best vegetarian restaurants in London.
The desserts are awesome and the best of all is that you can try a little bit of each of them.
I wish it was closer to my place :)
This place has an amazing mostly vegan (and sometimes entirely vegan) buffet. The choices are all nicely, and strongly, flavored and the deserts are some of the best I have ever had out.
The atmosphere is delightful and it is one of the larger eating establishments I encountered while in London. There is both indoor and outdoor seating.
We also took some of their sandwiches for eating later, and the tofu and tomato ones were delicious.
Decent but not dazzling. The ambiance is lovely! Tucked away on Herron Street tibits is easy to get to but doesn't feel super busy or touristy.
Excellent selection of dishes that were edible but not divine. Prices are OK. The outdoor seating is fantastic! So peaceful and pretty.
Not thrilled but will certainly try again.
Loved it - the buffet was fresh, healthy, flavorful. Lots of options for vegans - more than half of the plates! I will definitely make this my go-to place from now on.
Kind service, beautiful space and prime location to - just a wonderful experience.
Tibits is a vegetarian restaurant bar that offers take-away or eat-in. I think it is a great original idea.
There is buffet of hot and cold vegetarian food and you serve yourself - as much as you want. Then you weight your plate and pay. Every dish is tagged, the presentation is clean and the options interesting (vegetable tartar, different kinds of hummus, falafel, tofu, lentils...). It is not the usual and boring tomatoes, cucumber, and spinach leaves salad bar. Beware this is not an "all you can eat buffet" where you pay one price and can go back as many times as you want.
Stars off for the price and the organisation of the place:
-I know I know what can I expect, this place is right off Regent's St near Piccadilly Circus, aka THE tourist area, but for a food bar prices are a bit high. Pretty sure you can get same portions for around the same price or less at Whole Foods right down the street. I guess this place is not the best option if you are very hungry.
-By the organisation I mean the way the buffet is structured. There is one buffet with cold food and hot food together and it would be much better to split them into two buffets to make the choices clearer and the area less crowded.
Detail: dinner prices are a bit higher than lunch. So many it is a better lunch option.
In a nutshell: a meat-eater would be happy and satisfied for a meal. Not sure that would turn him/her into a vegetarian though
One of the few good vegetarian restaurants I can find in London. Located just off the busy Regent shopping area, this is a nice place to have a decent lunch. Especially large group with divergent tastes as it is essentially a buffet. They have a play area for kids as well as a nice bathroom on the lower level, which was very nice after a busy day of shopping.
This place is very cool...it's upscale yet laid back. They have various seating options (table, bar, outside, even a few couches) and a kids corner downstairs where little tykes can entertain themselves.
The servers are all very friendly and helpful and the food is great. I got about 5 different things and they were all very good. Thumbs up!
Went here the other day with a friend, as we were looking for something in Mayfair that's vegan/vegetarian friendly. Tidbits is neatly tucked away of Regent's street, and has some really nice outdoor seating. It's hard to believe that you're inches away from the hustle and bustle of Picadilly Circus or Soho. So bonus points for that.
I like places that promote healthy living, and have a variety of dishes to cater for different tastes. Unfortunately for tidbits, a lot of the food is kind of meh, and tastes pretty bland. There are a couple of stand out dishes however, so I wouldn't write this place off completely. The dried green beans are excellent, as are the pasta dishes, and pumpkin and sesame.
The guacamole is a major disappointment (why is it so hard to season an avocado???), as is the tahini, and most of the pulses.
Would I come back here? I would, but I'd be a bit more selective about what I buy next time around. Oh, and it's not that cheap btw... 2 people for lunch was around 23 pounds. Not huugely expensive, but don't see my self spending 11-15£ every day for lunch.
First of it took me 5 plus visits to realise this place was vegetarian (and I'm not one). Needless to say the food here is great, light and healthy. Perfect alternative your usual bar snacks or ideal for lunch, perhaps as I've done to start a night out slowly. The self service concept of where they weigh your food and then you pay is cool, NO WASTE.
Add a nicely done low lit interior with large windows and plenty of outdoor seating for smokers and non smokers and you will see why this is for me a perfect hideaway in central London.
Awesome vegetarian restaurant! Everything is so delish!!
The only thing I didn't like was that the buffet style area is too little and compact and people tend to not wait in line and just bump into each other~~ therefore I think they should expand that part~ but other than that~ definitely going back! One of my new favorite places to eat in London~~
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PERFECT PLACE !!!
Yes, it's really THE perfect place for people like me who loves to try and taste EVERYTHING but
And here it's totally what you can do. You just pick everything you want in the smallest bites if you want and the price will be made from the weight of your plate :)
I took a little bit of almost every single dishes and it cost me less than 7£ !!!
PLUS, the quality of the food is AMAZING and very HEALTHY !!!
A TREASURE place where I will go often !!
I've been meaning to try this place for some time and finally made it here tonight. This place is great - like a Whole Foods salad bar on crack, with prices to match. An upscale salad bar/veggie buffet with a great variety of choices that range from lighter (raw veggies with a pesto dressing, greek salad, etc.) to more substantial (thai aubergine green curry, lyonnaise potatoes, etc.).
You pay by weight so definitely be mindful in your decision-making process. They also have great looking juices and desserts.
The restaurant itself is bright and cozy, great for meeting up with friends and I noticed you can even reserve tables. The no-fuss self-service method coupled with this casual but nice ambiance makes this experience enjoyable and efficient without feeling like you're in a cafeteria.
I basically got a small bite's worth of a lot of things, but my favorites were:
- quinoa peruvian salad
- lyonnaise potatoes
- dried green bean salad
- aubergine curry
I must point out that I'm not a vegetarian, but the food was so good, I didn't even notice the lack of meat options on offer.
Tibits was a good find.
On a day trip to London with a friend, like me a vegetarian, we searched Yelp beforehand to check out suitable places in the centre where we could get a decent lunch.
It's hard to believe that this is in a side road from the hustle and bustle of Regent Street as the atmosphere was laid back and fairly peaceful (during the day anyway), even when sitting outside.
We were greeted at the door by a terribly well spoken gentleman (who reminded us of Jeffrey Archer) who could sense our initial confusion. We could find no menu, or indication of prices. "It's a visual menu," he declared, indicating a central island stocked with dozens of delicious looking vegetarian dishes. We tittered a little at the pomposity, but tucked in.
It seemed to be an all-you-can-eat buffet, and we were still a little bemused to find no prices. But all became clear when we went to the bar to order our drinks and we were asked to put our full plates on scales to have them weighed.
It was a fairly reasonable price for us as we had a 25% discount using my Gourmet Society card. Having said that, we weren't inclined to return to refill our plates and pay more..
The food, however, was really healthy, and very tasty. I would definitely return next time to sample other dishes on the 'visual menu'. Definitely recommended.
Whoa. Tibits is jaw-droppingly awesome and delicious. I spent my first day in London in a touristy area having a really tough time finding vegan food, and when I finally did find it it was bland and boring... but on my second day, I found Tibits and it was heaven.
As you go around the buffet-style serving area, you can load your plate full with whatever you want. I found some mediterranean, American, Italian, Mexican... I can't remember the last time I had vegan onion rings, a delicious lemon pudding, or something resembling lasagna. I had a really tough time not going back for more.
This place is absolutely perfect, and being from the US, I'm totally jealous of Londoners who have access to this place every day. I know I'd be there every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I could.
The seating is fantastic too! There's lovely seating outside, and plenty inside (including a lower level). Rock on, tibits! And please come on over to the US!
Tibits has a great selection of vegetarian and many vegan foods to choose from their 40 hot and cold dishes. We paid by the gram and both cleaned our plates because it was all delicious! I had a few cold salads like a sesame chickpea dish, a lemon couscous, roasted veg pasta and onion rings! Everything was labeled too. We even had a few vegan desserts (aka puddings) to choose from! Using coconut milk, they made panacotta and two different fruit mousses. And also a sticky toffee pudding with dates. I didn't realize they were a veggie award winner until we got there! I would eat here more than once, although it was a bit expensive.
I've been to Tibits before but not this branch, and was super impressed by the light airy atmosphere downstairs.
We had actually reserved the space for a book club but I was delightfully distracted by my plate of healthy and appetising food!
It's not cheap, and waiting in line felt lonnnng (I was starvin' like Marvin) but it was totes worth it. I would happily go back anytime I'm in the area.
It doesn't get much better than this for buffet style veggie food! x
Top class place. You pay £2.50 per 100g for dinner which means you can get a fairly heaped plate for about £12. "Vegetarian buffet" made me think of bright lights and a canteen like ambiance but it's a much nicer place than that. The buffet format means that even if anybody is sceptical about the food being exclusively vegetarian they are still bound to find something they like. The food is really tasty.
One of my favorite lunch spots. I work in the area, and frequently pop in once or twice a week to grab takeway lunch. You pay by weight and they offer a variety of salads and hot vegetarian options every day. Compared to the standard lunch options (Pret, Eat, Crussh, Itsu, etc), this lunch feels fresh and different. I think this is partly due to the constant rotation of salads. The salads which often include ingredients like quinoa, lentils, chickpeas, and a variety of vegetables rarely disappoint. Don't overlook the hot options as well! One of my favorites was a vegan (yes, vegan!) risotto.
Missing my lovely Samses in Zurich, I have found a pretty good alternative in London: TIBITS!
This is actually a Swiss concept, so I guess I kind of have to love it.
It is just amazing. You can choose from so many good things and in the end you pay by weight. I always go for a little bit of everything on the mains and I am always getting really excited if I see there is Cheesecake and Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert! They are both absolutely fantastic!!! For a drink the passion fruit lemonade is my recommendation, it's heavenly refreshing!
The restaurant is such a good place to hang out and relax but they also do take away.
Seriously if I had enough money and if I'd work or live nearby, I'd come here every single day!
My new favourite vegetarian hang-out! Usually head to wholefoods just down the road but decided to go with something different on this particular day and so happy I did! Tibits is everything you could want in a meal; healthy, inexpensive, delicious and great service. Will definitely be returning sometime soon.. Maybe tomorrow..
Going through my annual vegan(ish) cleanse, I decided to try tibits, both because I wanted some mammal-free food and because I'm sick to hysteria of EAT! Pret & Itsu.
I must say, as far as buffets go, this is really tasty and very well priced. Considering the immediate buffet alternative that comes to mind - Whole Foods- I found this vastly superior. You have to take it for what it is: a great option to chain-lunches.
I thought their hot food was especially pleasant. I would definitely go again.
OH! Did I mention they have an outdoor patio where you can dine alfresco and oogle all the suited and booted cuties of the area? SCORE.
Wanting to escape the madness of Regent Street, I took shelter at Tidbits, a vegetarian buffet restaurant where you pay by weight.
I wasn't quite sure what to expect of this place, but I was pleasantly surprised when I first walked in. A large bar was to the right and the buffet to the left. The place had a stylish club/lounge feel to it - a little on the sexy side, inviting and the kind of establishment you'd want to linger around after dinner. Is this really a vegetarian place? ;-)
Being my first time there, the host said to grab a plate, fill it up with food, take it to the bar area to have it weighed, order drinks if desired and pay for everything. Easy as that!
The hot food was on top and salad/cold food on the bottom. There was a good representation of dishes available - Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern and Indian. You'll need to be careful, as it can add up quickly wanting to cram your plate with everything. I was able to escape with a plate of food and a drink for just a hair under £10.
Overall the food was good, and if money wasn't an object, I would have gone back for seconds and thirds!
Gluten free options were available, including bread.
Dessert was also on the buffet, with fresh fruit, cheesecake and blueberry muesli.
Lots of vegetarian foods
that they offer. Really healthy and tasty vegetarian foods. They also offer vast selection of pastas as
well as the salads. They made their foods some twists that is why it makes more
interesting. There is also a playing area for the children located downstairs.
There's no such thing as a free lunch right? Well there's no such thing as a cheap lunch at Tibits either. I should have known really, nestled among the trendy eateries on Heddon Street off Regent Street, this place would hit the wallet hard. Inside it has a modern, funky feel (interior by London designer Tricia Guild). People were just chilling and enjoying the relaxed, laid back attitude. A very cute server met me at the door and eyeing my quizzical expression, offered to tell me about the place.
Marketing themselves as conceptual dining and 'food that loves you back' they have a pay by weight 'food boat' of delicious hot and cold foods. But they also encourage you to just come in and have a drink and with the cool cocktail menu and outdoor seating area, I am very tempted to do just that.
The trays of GM Free veggie salads, paella, quiche, tofu, chutneys and fresh fruit are of the best quality and really tasty. Try the fresh strawberries smothered in chocolate coconut mousse, you can thank me later. It's only getting three stars because it is so expensive, £7 for a moderately filled plate. My own rookie mistake, you never get a cheap 'pay by weight' meal. But this place is very cool and well worth a visit, even if it is a chain.
Love it. I'm not a vegetarian, but I can't have dairy.
It has great selection of salads, good selection of mains, and heavenly guilt-free desserts. Coconut chocolate cream is just lush.
I like the seating arrangement: downstairs they have pillows and much more relaxed seating, but I still like the view of the Heddon street if I sit on the ground floor - in the evening it turns into a nice, even romantic place with careful lighting where you can have a nice quiet dinner. During the day it is an awesome place to have a healthy meal on a lazy afternoon for a girly catch up (that's what I intend to do this afternoon at least!).
I like the fact that they mark all food as to whether it's vegan, vegetarian, has gluten etc. I don't feel left out - cause normally most of things on the menus in London have milk and I can only choose a handful of meals or ask a waiter for special arrangements!
Although you pick up things from buffet, the service is very attentive - I went there with a friend who has a baby and they were very quick in arranging a baby chair for us!
I'm going back there for sure (see above) :)
I normally won't eat at anything that resembles a buffet as I am a germphobic person. However, this place was great. My traveling partner had eaten there the day before and wanted to come back.
Every item was labeled veggie, vegan, gluten free, etc.
We got a bottle of organic wine ( which is normally not very good but this was great) along with two full heaping places of food for 39GBP. Good deal.
I'd only suggest more vegan gluten free dessert options. I really wanted something sweet and they had nothing.
Also, it was very cold that night and we were able to sit outside as the heat lamps and patio are so cozy that it was tolerable.
Also, the indoor lighting is very nice and the bathrooms were clean.
I'd for sure return. Thanks tidbits.
An oasis of calm and vegetarian goodness just a few feet away from the bustling crowds of tourists on Regent street. I must admit, I'm a bit ashamed to say that I've lived in London for almost 3 years now and walked down this street dozens of times, yet until this week never even knew the Regent Square existed let alone that it had some interesting places to eat.
A 10 second walk away from the insane crowds of tourists and shoppers on Regent street, this square seems almost forgotten by comparison. What drew me here was noticing a sign of Tidbits, and the intriguing byline of paying for your food by weight. The only other time I did this was at Coopers in Austin, TX which is a BBQ joint where you get the food straight from the BBQ pit and onto your tray. Great times, so the idea of weighing food again was appealing.
We walked in, grabbed a seat in the slightly hippy decorated place, and then filled our plates at the food "island" (approximately 40 vegetarian dishes from salads to quiche to indian pastries to breads). You then take your plate and stick it on a scale which calculates the weight. I couldn't tell if the plate itself was included in the weight (which may be how they account for the price difference between eat-in and take out) but at £2/100g it's a pricey plate rental.
The food itself was quite tasty ranging from potato salad to glazed chestnuts to a non-oily samosa to leek and potato quiche. I would have preferred more hot dishes (there are maybe 2-3 out of the 40, one being potato wedges) but overall the cold dishes do add to the healthy feel. My plate came to £9 which was enough food for a decent lunch but would be severely lacking for a filling dinner.
The mango lassie was smooth and sweet with a mild mango flavour that was nicely tempered by the cardamon powder. That hit me for another £3 bringing my total damage to £12. For an occasional lunch, it's not a bad deal and worth keeping in mind when shopping in the area.
Note: They do take reservations but only for groups of 8 or more according to the menu
Four stars from me. One for each:
1. Good choice of veggie food (although more salad style than cooked meal)
2. A lovely venue in a great location
3. Kids area downstairs!! Great! (For kids, that is. And parents. Don't let it put you off if you're sans enfants, there's plenty of seating upstairs away from the noise if its's likely to ruin your appetite!)
4. Pay by weight - that's cool, non? Well if that doesn't get you, then this 4th star can be for the mega friendly service. They were nice in there, which is rare in central London these days.
Done deal. Lunch venue sorted.
My little fella and I had some shopping to do on Regent St, and so as always I needed to find someplace (preferably in advance) that has good veggie food and can cope with a toddler. Tibits fit the bill. We got there fairly early for lunch (11.30) and so had the place pretty much to ourselves. The buffet had a great selection of well prepared and tasty veggie dishes, which worked out great for us as we shared a plate of fruit, felafel, quiche, roast veggies, and minty peas (big bonus for having toddler friendly food). It was fairly pricey (£9 for not lots on the plate and a fresh juice) but as we're not in town too often it was a nice place to stop for a while.
Good for kids:
*High chairs available
*good selection of kid friendly food, that isn't fish & chips, pizza or spaghetti and tomato sauce.
I'd started a talk thread recently on the London talk board, asking folks about healthy lunch options in central London...and Tibits was mentioned a few times. Needless to say, that I simply had to go and check it out, despite the fact that it is in tourist central - aka Regent Street!
I have to admit that I was a bit let down by Tibits: I'd expected a whole-in-the wall place, where they would offer various salads and other vegetarian dishes in a somewhat casual/alternative environment. Well, far from that: what I found was a place that looked rather corporate-y and not very appealing to be honest...plain.
The buffet was generous and the portions are priced by weight. And it ain't cheap...well, it's London central, so I guess they have to charge more, but I would get a much tastier selection for less than half of the price at "Café 43" in Farringdon.
Final verdict: if you're in the area and want to grab a quick and healthy bite, by all means try this place out. But let me tell you - there are much better places around!
"Vegetarian food?!" my meat-loving friends say to me, whilst looking at me with a look on their face of sheer horror....but this is a fantastic place to go to escape the crowds of Regent Street, whether you're a meat lover or hard-core veggie.
The self-service style buffet really works, especially with such a large choice of hot and cold food, but I don't recommend coming here on an empty stomach because they charge by the kilo. Now I'm not a big girl myself, but I managed to spend close to £20 on food alone. As tasty as it was, the price was a shock. I recommend coming here for lunch, as it is cheaper per kilo than dinner, or it is a great place to come here for cocktails and a few snacks on the side.
The cocktails they serve are great, especially if you're looking for something a bit different. What I love about this place is the atmosphere, the seating, the music, and friendly staff.
Met someone here for lunch - my first time here. After reading about it on its online site I was a little apprehensive about coming here given that I am neither vegetarian or vegan.
To eat in, you grab a table and you get your food from a buffet area so serve yourself. with a variety of foods, there was a vast selection including pastas and the usual salads. The buffet style allows you to try dishes you may not have otherwise ordered which means you can have a 'safe' try without starving after ordering the wrong thing!
Food is bought on weight so wise to remember this when loading up. Cost is on the more expensive side especially if you add juices to your meal as beverages and desserts.
As a Vegetarian/Vegan, I expect this is a great place I would go again but cost would probably put me off a little. Maybe to take a V/V friend as a treat.
Downside is that you have to leave someone at your table to 'save' it for you whilst you are getting your food. If you are the polite type of person who waits for everyone to get their food before starting, your warm stuff can start to cool a little.
I love this little gem of a place! The food is healthy and extremely well priced as you are charged by the tray weight. I paid 12 pounds for 2 plates. I also love the atmosphere as it is quiet and relaxing with lovely music. I was trying to get away from the holiday crowds on Regents Street and stumbled upon a little sanctuary. I love Tidbits!
I LOVE Tibits - it is definitely one of my favorites restaurants in London.
Being a VERY picky vegetarian, eating out is always difficult for me...
I like to eat organic, fresh produce that tastes amazing, and food that is prepared to perfection with only top quality ingredients (no overcooked veggies - bleh!). Hard to believe, but Tibits is one of the only places I can find that in London. On top of that, the service is great.
I'm not generally one for buffets, but tibits is amazing; it was the best meal of my trip! Vegetarian with more vegan options than not, there wasn't a thing I didn't enjoy- immensely. Beautiful and spotlessly clean space, friendly staff, and incredible eats? One note: do yourself a favor and plan your visit around their sticky toffee pudding.
Wanted to try something new. Heard about it, and tried it last evening. Like the interior but could do with more spacing ( guess cannot ask for it as it is central London ). The food is amazing, and they have a weigh your plate deal.
The have good fruit juices and i must say the dessert was amazing. Not very cheap and not very expensive, lets say you cannot eat your heart out!!
If you out there to try something different i recommend to try Tibits.
Great lunch spot, with a huge variety of vegetarian dishes - love being able to sample a bit of everything. Inviting atmosphere and comfortable seating - friendly staff. A highlight for me (the vegetarian in our group) and also highly rated by my omnivore friends.
On vacation in London, looking for a last minute vegetarian restaurant for a late dinner close to my hotel. Obviously vegetarian restaurants, particularly good one, would be difficult without time and research in London. My friend came across this restaurant online. Knowing that I don't like buffets at all, my friend didn't mention it on the way there. I was surprised it looked busy and had stickers of Best Vegetarian Restaurant on the windows/door. No one greeted us at the door after standing there for a few minutes and we had to stop someone to ask how it worked. There is a buffet-style area and you can either plate or take-out your food in a disposable container. You walk up to the cash and bar area where your food is charged by weight and you seat yourself. I ordered a glass of wine served at the cash till/bar which was ok. The food selection itself was good and I was surprised at how tasty the cooked food options were. However, I was not able to get a second plate or dessert as we (incorrectly) thought we still had an hour until closing. I wish someone had given the remaining patrons notice that they were packing up the food and desserts and offer a last chance. They also started cleaning up and just took away the candle at our table even though we were still dining. In the end, the dimmed lights were turned up and the remaining few tables took that as our cue to leave. Aside from the lack of service, fortunately food wise, the buffet-style options are good for vegetarians and vegans when in London.
My boyfriend and I went there on Saturday for lunch, as I'd been recommended it and it happened to be on my 'to try' list.
They had a large buffet (to be fair, a v good selection of stuff- salad, pasta, bread, chips, hummus, guac, noodles, etc etc etc). There was a decent amount of vegan stuff, but I still thought there could have been a lot more, and a lot of the vegetarian stuff easily could have been made vegan and not lost any of it's appeal. There were pretty much no desserts suitable for vegans, unless you count fruit salad. Bit of a shame.
You pay by weight.. and ours cost £15 each, which was an absolute rip off for what it was (a tiny bread roll, hummus, guacamole, some pasta, about 4 potato wedges). I can't eat huge portions, so I know the amount of food I had really wasn't much at all. I would have been happy if it had been about £8, but for double that price, I was pretty shocked. My boyfriend said it was bland (I actually disagree, I think the food was good, and seasoned/flavoured really nicely, bar the guacamole - mine is 100x better unfortunately!)
The actual restaurant was nice, and the atmosphere was cool - pretty much a posh canteen, I guess.
Without sounding rude, I have noticed a lot of people here saying 'it doesn't get better than this for veggie/vegan food in London' - ummmm I hate to break it to you, but this was the worst vegan experience I've had in London, and I don't understand how someone would think it doesn't get better than Tibits! There are a trillion places in this city that are incredible for vegans, and affordable! see my 'favourites' for some examples!)
I just couldn't get over the price of it. I wouldn't go back. Sorry, Tibits.
I really liked Tibits but they lost a star for price. The place is great with a choice of ordering off the menu or the buffet. I piled my plate with what I thought would fill me and it came to £12 - it didn't feel like £12 worth of food I have to admit.
I really like the idea and I realle want them to succeed but the cost is so high I guess because of the location I might think twice before coming back.
However for a vegitarian or vegan looking for a nice place to eat, this is definately the place to go.
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