Time Out says
This small Swiss chain updates the buffet concept with a modern feel. Essentially a pimped-up salad bar, it's vegetarian and vegan food all the way, with menus changing with the seasons. Every Tuesday dishes are exclusively vegan.
Staff explain the 'concept' as you enter – pile up a plate (or takeaway container) on the central buffet boat and pay by weight, minus a free bread roll. Dishes look good. Expect anything from Asian slaw and aubergine quiche to patatas bravas, Lebanese wild rice, beetroot houmous and a mushroom, potato and ale pie.
Breakfasts offer freshly pressed juices, homemade bircher muesli, croissants, patisserie and a solid selection of tea and coffee.
12-14 Heddon Street
|Transport:||Tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus tube|
|Price:||Buffet lunch £2.10 per 100g, dinner £2.30 per 100g|
|Opening hours:||Meals served 9am-10pm Mon-Wed; 9am-11.30pm Thur-Sat; 11.30-10pm Sun|
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Users say (23)
Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
- 5 star:14
- 4 star:6
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
What a great concept. You fill a plate with vegetarian treats and pay for the weight of your food. There was a good variety of hot and cold vegetarian dishes and was perfect for a quick and light lunch. The hot food was warm as I think it had been sat under the lamps for quite sometime.
We also ordered juices which were pre-made in the kitchen and poured out a jug which I didn't really like. You also need to be careful of how much you fill your plate as it can get expensive. We paid about £2.20 for 100g of food on the weekend for lunch. It gets more expensive for dinner.
Excellent self-service buffet.As someone with allergies and intolerances there is always plenty of choice for me to eat and dishes are well labelled for allergens.Deserts look good too but I’m usually too full to enjoy them, so I buy one of their scrumptious vegan cakes to take home. The upstairs seating area is colourful and bright, there is also a slightly more spacious basement seating area or alternatively it’s very pleasant to sit outside on a sunny day on the paved street with no passing traffic fumes.
It´s always a pleasure to come here and I do it quite often. The location is great as it is very central but at the same time located in a very quiet and interesting place with several other restaurants and away from the noise and buzz of the main streets. The food is always delicious and very diverse and it´s one of the few places I´ve been to that leaves me completely satisfied and where I finish everything I have on my plate. I like buffets as I can choose the amount of food I want and have small amounts of very diverse things and here the food is delicious for the price it costs. I usually spend between 10-15 pounds per meal (including a drink) which is a very reasonable price. The environment is quite cosy and warm and I always bring friends to eat here and have a quiet and good meal.
I've eaten in dozens of vegetarian places. This is one of the best. Friendly staff, very comfortable ambience, and the food is sooooo good! The flavours are very good and there's always one or two dishes that are extra good. Also the only place I found Seitan and it was amazing! It's not ultra cheap but it has an acceptable price. Specially good in the summer where you can eat outside. There's usually a jazz band on that small street, in the summer. I take my visiting friends there all the time. It's always a success!
Love this place! Loads of variety, great flavours and a really nice atmosphere in which to enjoy good food. I actually prefer it to Ethos (similar concept over near Oxford Circus), even though it’s a tad pricier, purely because of the setting. The lighting isn’t so stark and you feel less conspicuous when making several laps of the counter (which I always do). I also really like the staff at Tibits and the location’s good too, especially if you’re meeting friends who’re coming from different parts of London. Definitely one of the best veggie restaurants in London and somewhere I will continue to go often!
Tibits is now the eatery where I direct all my friends, whether veggie or not. Friendly staff, tasty and varied food, and at really good prices. I could take up residence!
On a trusted personal recommendation, I made a point of checking out this interesting sounding eatery. And I found a vibey, relaxing, friendly establishment, tucked away in a small alley/square off a busy Regent Street, and with lovely food. Well worth going out of one's way to visit (this Time Out review - albeit from way back in early 2012 - seems to really undervalue a great little gem here!).
This is my favorite vegetarian restaurant in London. All the food is delicious and creative. Chefs were constantly bringing out hot and fresh servings of all the salads and meals available so there was so cold, half empty trays sitting in the salad bar. It is not the cheapest meal you will get, but what you would expect for the standard and the location.
OMG I LOVE this place. The selection of food is awesome and they change it up all the time so it's not the same dishes. They keep the popular dishes which is great... have been here 6 times now and have brought 5 meat eating friends who were also very impressed with the food. Timeout has definitely not given it enough credit!
Like the other reviewers before me, I too fundamentally disagree with the Time Out review. I've been to Tibits twice so far and aim to return often! Both times the food was delicious. The ambiance is lovely inside (NOT at ALL like a canteen!) . The staff were helpful, friendly and efficient. And it's reasonably priced given its prime location. This is a great option for vegetarians.
I just can't understand how anyone can give Tibits 2 stars out of 5. This is literally the best speak-easy place for lunch in town
**Same review as below, but for some reason it gave it 5 stars when I wanted to give 0** Never in my life have I been so dissatisfied with what I was told would be good food at a good price. The food was ok, but this place is over-rated and well over-priced. £7 for a small small box of food - and lots of the cold food would have been much more appetizing if served hot. Not the friendliest staff either. Such a shame as I had high hopes.
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