This week I had the honour of being invited to taste the upcoming spring menu at Tibits in London. If you are not familiar Tibits is, in my opinion, one of the best vegetarian / vegan restaurants in London. Originating in Switzerland set up by three brothers who wanted to change to dire state of vegetarian offerings in restaurants. Finally in 2000 the first Tibits was opened, now there are eight restaurants between Switzerland and London with plans for more new openings this year.
The London restaurant found on Heddon street just off Regents street, is a two floor venue that is airy and light complete with outside terrace. It’s a buffet affair where you pay by weight so you can have as much or as little as you like. The bar offers a fine selection of fresh pressed juices, great coffee and a good selection of wines and cocktails. You can stay and take in the interesting decor or grab a box to go.
Tibits is definitely making a statement about vegetables, serving up really tasty and interesting dishes that change with the seasons. Even meat lovers are impressed. You can request for any dish to be made vegan if it is not already with Tuesdays a dedicated all vegan day.
So back to the Spring menu which will be making an appearance in the on the 3rd of March with lots of exciting new veggie and vegan concepts. Expect to be delighted with some really exciting recipes, bold flavour combinations and Asian influences. I have to say I don’t think there was anything I didn’t like and was pleasantly surprised by a couple of dishes which contained ingredients I’m not usually too keen on. The carrot and horseradish pate and the Soljanka featuring sauerkraut were both really delicious. My favourites though were the Nasu Dengaku – spiced grilled aubergine slices, the Malaysian Udon Noodles and Harira soup. Can you tell I like spices?
The desserts were very impressive indeed. I do like a good sweet but rarely have them in restaurants because they are, more often than not, disappointing and quite frankly not worth the calories. The desserts at Tibits though are definitely worth sampling. All of the new season desserts scored highly with me and my fellow reviewers. I was particularly impressed with the vegan lime cream which was absolute heaven over fresh strawberries or with the rhubarb bake. The warm chocolate cake with its gooey centre was a devilish delight and the chia-coconut pudding I could have eaten all afternoon! One of the things I really loved about all the desserts was that none were overly sweet and they were all light on the tummy after filling up on all the nutritious savoury courses.
The restaurant is open all day serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Check out their website for more info; http://www.tibits.ch/en/home.html
If you visit please do leave your comments about your experience.