Tibits

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12-14 Heddon St, London, England, W1B 4DA

Offers a food boat of savory entrees as well fresh salads. Help yourself to what you'd like, and a staff will weigh your plate. Food is served until 30 minutes before closing. Fresh juices and takeaway containers available. Reservations taken for group of 4 or more. Affiliated with Hiltl restaurant in Zurich. Open Mon-Wed 9:00am-10:30pm, Thu-Sat 9:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:30am-10:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Western, Buffet, Salad bar, Juice bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, European

133 Reviews

First Review by marybheine

Place to go if you want buffet style of Vegan food - Edit

As a newly turned vegan in London, I find this Tibits is a good place to just fulfil my food craving in general. The food are generally good, you can pretty much get most of the most common vegan food but nothing is really special in particular. I will give a credit for the cakes available though, I had been struggling to find good vegan cakes in London.

Pros: Great variety of vegan food, Nice cakes , Food taste good in general

Cons: pricey

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Just amazing - Edit

The food is great, quality ingredients and very well done, tasty as well. Lots of vegan options available and many different dishes to choose from. Also very comfortable and cozy space, very chilled. I had thr Quinoa with tofu and vegetables and it was good. Totally check it out if you can

Pros: Quiet, Quality food, Vegan options

Cons: A little expensive maybe

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Overpriced buffet - Edit

It is possible you pay for the location, but still not worth it. Food was simple buffet style (bean curry, rice noodles, kimchi), a level plate totalled £16. Def don't add chips and plain rice to your plate 😂

If you must go there, try cake instead.

Pros: Cake

Cons: Overpriced

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Am I the only one who isn't keen on Titbits?? - Edit

Nothing special, and pricey.

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Variety vs Price - Edit



Slightly buzzard queueing system, where you wait with your plate to pay, but it's also a bar, so you're waiting for staff to make drinks for everyone as well. Which takes ages. Would be fine if area was big enough, but waited at lunchtime I stood there looking at my food for 15 minutes!

The vegan options were decent, though would like to see more. I love a bit of pick your own bits, so for me the food itself was enjoyable.
However the price. It's a buffet, no service at tables, so I have no idea why they attach the price tag they do. Yes it's London, but most veggy options are cheaper elsewhere. You're ladling slop on your own plate. Hardly Gourmet.

Overall I'd say it's worth visiting, especially if you like to try a bit of everything. I would come back more if it wasn't for the price.

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Best choice in London - Edit

We now Tibits from Zürich and expected high quality vegan food. That’s exactly what we got.

Pros: Great choice , Very tasty, Appropriate price

Cons: None

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Very expensive but good food - Edit

Pay by weight is always a bit tenuous, and it's always more expensive than you think - especially here. Having said that, the food quality and environment is very good, and all allergens are clearly labelled. The desserts are especially good, but be conservative when piling up your plate!

Pros: Food, Location

Cons: Price

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nice place, not so good system and a bit pricey - Edit

i liked the food and especially the ambience! this is a great place for a date night (with your partner or your best friend!) :)

there’s a huge selection of different food that all looks and tastes nice. some of it is basic (samosas, falafel, some salads) while others stick out (pie!!).
food isn’t super fresh and is kept warm. as you take the food and then have to ho weigh it and pay it leads to some of it being rather cold when you finally get to sit down. if you’re a bigger group and you wanna wait for everyone, this can be a little frustrating as prices aren’t cheap.

deserts were to die for!!!

if it wasn’t for the pay by weight system or you could somehow pay afterwards, i’d happily give 4 stars (just because some of the food wasn’t surprising but average).

Pros: huge variety, amazing deserts , atmosphere

Cons: price, waiting time/system

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A great dinner out - Edit

We tried the buffet at the London branch after visiting the Hiltl and Tibits venues in Zurich a couple of years ago. The variety was great and very fresh (helped by high turnover). Also took the opportunity for a Margarita cocktail which hit the spot nicely. Tibits is located in a restaurant alley with a nice outdoor option if the weather is good. The staff were also helpful.

Pros: Pay-by-weight buffet, Licenced, Location

Cons: Not fully vegan (but lots of vegan options)

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Great space - Edit

I have been to Tibits on many occasions, for a catch up with a friend for a cuppa, for sharing a meal with many a friends, and even for a work's leaving do. They got plenty of seating space so never really had to worry about not finding a place. There is a good variety of foods to cater for all needs. Some interesting drinks in the selection too. Convenient for the self service aspect. Can get pricey of course it takes skill to judge the weight of the food.

Pros: Good varied selection, plenty of vegan and GF option

Cons: can get expensive easily

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great for veggies but not so good for vegans - Edit

Only hot vegan dishes are rice and braised cabbage which is a bit rubbish for a veggie restaurant. Lots of veggie curries, frittata and casserole type dishes however.

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I would put 1 star if i could. - Edit

So expensive. The food was nothing special, just regular and even a little bit poor.
Furthermore the restaurant is so impersonal,there is no contact with other people except pulling them...because its so packed

Cons: expensive

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Great place with lots of variety - Edit

We happened to get there for all-vegan dinner and there was so much different stuff to choose from! The taste was great and the service very fast. It is definitely a place to return to if you are hungry in that area.

Pros: Buffet, Selection, Quality

Cons: Prices are high for some of the cheaper meals

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Delicious and reasonable for the area. - Edit

Ate here with my carni Dad and he loved it. This is a pay-by-weight place. It's a bit pricey if you're really hungry, but for the area (Mayfair) I think it's pretty reasonable.

All the salads were wholesome, fresh and completely delicious. So many good vegan options, including deserts and drinks. Tucked away nicely behind Regent Street too!

Pros: Loads of vegan options, Great location

Cons: No table service

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Very satisfying - Edit

The staff was very friendly the moment I stepped in and most of the choices were vegan.The flavors were great and there was a good mix of hot and cold dishes.

Pros: Many vegan options, Tasty food(not bland at all), Great atmosphere

Cons: Quite costly for the amount of food

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Expensive but tasty - Edit

Great vegan food. Pay based on plate wieght.

Cons: Very expensive

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Wow - Edit

Not too oily or salty. Price is OK for this town. Many delicious dishes, wonderful tempeh. I was in love with sticky toffee pudding and pineapple cake, but i have a serious sweet tooth condition :) My meat-eating family was very satisfied, so I recommend this place to everyone.

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-28

Pros: Many options, Labels, so you know if it contains nuts, dairy etc, Friendly staff

Cons: Some things were bland

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Great variety of yummy vegan food - Edit

Yes, it is true, Tibits is pricey, afterall, it originates from Switzerland :). However, Switzerland is also famous about its quality. And the food is great here. I try to go on Tuesdays, when I don't have to check labels because everything is vegan on the food boat. I love their tempeh dishes and some of the desserts.

Pros: Great variety of food, changing selection, Nice atmosphere, nice music usually, Vegan events

Cons: Hard chairs, Expensive, Gets crowded sometimes

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Overpriced - Edit

Had dinner on Tuesday 6 June 2017. Food was great... but overpriced.

Pros: Delicious, Variety

Cons: Overpriced

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Pretty good - Edit

I came to Tibits on a Tuesday night (all vegan day) and tried to sample a little bit of everything. The range and variety of dishes to choose from was really excellent. The hot options are fewer than the cold and they are more warm than properly hot from the buffet. However, still nice.
The best was the desserts - I had all of them and they were all great. Served with vanilla cream and strawberry cream the desserts are great and I would go back just for that.
It's not the cheapest place but you pay by the weight of food so you can always moderate your intake if you're not super hungry.

Pros: variety of dishes, central location, desserts

Cons: a bit expensive, hot food not very hot

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Nice to have a Tibits in London - Edit

Having been to the original Hiltl in Zurich (said to be Europe's oldest vegetarian restaurant) and several Tibits locations around Switzerland, I was pleased to see a Tibits in the neighborhood I was passing through in London at lunchtime. Food, atmosphere, and service were just as one finds at the Swiss branches.

The buffet offers a wide variety of options and, as with all restaurants with diverse offerings, one needs to know what to order to suit one's own preferences. Luckily, the buffet model supports experimentation: one can start with a bite of everything that looks potentially interesting, and discover favorites that way.

Best of all, I happened to be here on a Tuesday, which is all-vegan day. It's great to be able to take anything from the buffet knowing it's all vegan. That said, on other days, there are very clear placards next to each item to explain not only which items are vegan but also what allergens are present, etc.

Enjoy!

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The food was mediocre - Edit

My husband (vegetarian) and I (vegan) came on a saturday night. We each grabbed a plate a food, and while they did have a large selection of vegan options, most of them were cold dishes which was disappointing since it was dinner time and we wanted hot food. The marinated tofu (cold) was actually quite tasty, but everything else was just standard. I did like the experience aspect of going, but I think I would have rather gone somewhere that served hot food during dinner time.

Pros: cool concept, good atmosphere, large variety of vegan options

Cons: cold vegan food, mediocre

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Vegan Tuesday is nice! - Edit

Wide variety of great food, and the vegan Tuesday is great! Amazing dessert options too. The only thing stopping me from coming there on regular basis is the price. Unless you're very modest with the amount you take on your plate, it could get pretty pricey.

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14/01/17 - Edit

Visited for my first time on 14/01/17. Great variety of food and it's all of excellent quality. Very busy when we visited but in fairness it was peak time on a Saturday evening. The only downside is that it's very expensive for what is essentially a buffet. Will visit again, when feeling flush!

All food is clearly marked what is and isn't vegan.

Updated from previous review on 2017-03-20

Pros: Great quality food

Cons: Expensive, Quite cramped between tables, especially when busy

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A vegan feast - Edit

I loved everything about tibits! The wine and vegan options were delicious (as was the vegetarian food, my partner tells me), and the setting was beautiful. It was very reasonably priced, too. I'm looking forward to taking my family there in the future!

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Fantastic choice - Edit

This place is very handy for pre-theatre vegetarian meals in the West End. They have an excellent well stocked buffet. As someone with allergies and intolerances there is always plenty of choice for me 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 but can be crowded. 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.

Pros: Well stocked buffet

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Heaven!!!!! - Edit

2017: Last time I visited the only let down was the lack of vegan desserts but that's all changed. The sponge cake was out of this world, one of the best desserts I have ever eaten! Buffet was amazing, almost all vegan!

2013: I love Tibits! I have been to a few in Switzerland and the London one was just as good - clearly marked vegan options - and lots of them, very fresh, good variety, healthy and some unhealthy (wedges and onion rings), nice decor. Only downside is there was VERY limited vegan desserts.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, clearly marked, Variety , Fresh

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