Vantra Vitao

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25-27 Oxford St, London, England, W1F 0TE

Re-opened Nov 2013 after brief closure. May also use the name Vantra. Vegan organic cafe offering a buffet of salads and hot dishes, or choose from the extensive menu. Vegetarian, vegan, and raw food. They now charge by weight of food taken from buffet. Moved from 74 Wardour St, Soho. Note: Vitao London has now teamed up with Vantra London Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Organic, Raw, Western, Buffet, Juice bar, British

Reviews (158)

First Review by chaval

amazing!!! - Edit

This is a great place to grab a take out or eat in. Loads of selections of cold and hot buffet style foods. Really tasty!!!! Would absolutely recommend this place!!!

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Really terrible food - Edit

I found the food here literally barely edible. I have eaten at vegan buffets all over the world and this was overwhelmingly the worst. The food tastes awful. The supposed kimchi tasted like fizzy, spoiled cucumber (and I *love* kimchi). The other dishes were strangely flavoured and soggy. I abandoned my meal halfway through. I rarely give negative reviews but this one is thoroughly deserved.

Pros: None!

Cons: Terrible food, Grungy and unhygienic, Not cheap

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Too experimental - too expensive. - Edit

Ordered a plate could not for the life of me finish it. For nearly £13 the food should have been edible. It smells like feet and tastes like feet.

Pros: Everything's vegan, Staff is friendly

Cons: Expensive, Restaurant smells like a food waste bin

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27/04/17 - Edit

My first time at this quirky and cosy restaurant. We chose to have the buffet but an a la carte menu is also available.

Food is priced by weight and I can imagine that this could get expensive so if you're hungry, you might want to do what I did and choose lighter options. My plate was reasonably priced as it was mostly salad leaves but the lentil and spinach curry and chickpea dish were good. The range of raw dressings are interesting.

The decor is unusual, there's a chilled out atmosphere and it offers some much needed respite from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, although it can get a little cramped at the buffet area during busy times with people trying to get to tables at the back.

I've never really been a fan of "pay by weight" restaurants but if you're flush, hungry and looking for a healthy alternative to the usual vegan junk food then this is the place for you.

Pros: Healthy, Chilled out atmosphere, quirky setting, Great range of juices and drinks

Cons: Potentially expensive

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Not impressed and expensive - Edit

The cooked food was bland unfortunately, I can do much better at home and the price was very high for the quality.
Didn't try any of the desserts though.
Wide open front was letting cold and all street noise in.

Cons: Expensive, Poor food, cold and noise from the street

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wish I found it earlier - Edit

For some reason all of the user photographs of this place are really crummy (sorry!), they do the place no justice whatsoever. The choices here are really extensive, they had an entire row of probiotic items - mostly different variations of kimchi. My favorite bit were all of the different toppings / oils / peppers which were all free. Feels very surreal to sit down and eat such good food with buses flying by on oxford street! Such a gem.

Pros: probiotic foods, great location, huge portions

Cons: none I could think of

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Delicious - Edit

Excellent food, if a tad on the pricy side, but well worth it.

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Amazing food great prices - Edit

Truley vegan and super healthy food. you wont find any sugar or junk food here yet the desserts are absolutely delicious. eat here before 5pm and its really cheap ... fill a box for less than £8 from a healthy buffet with lots of creative dishes. in the evening food is weighed so costs more , although they still do take outs at day prices. Juices and smoothies are amazing. Owner and staff superfriendly and very hospitable.

Pros: great food, great prices, very helpful people

Cons: can be busy, in evenings better to book , wish it was my local

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Interesting atmosphere - Edit

I liked the unexpected design of this busy streetside café, something like African-meets-woodland-Fairy-grotto.
Pay per weight is a nice and relaxed way to dine, the food that was being kept warm was very inviting, but I was already full from scouting around other vegan places in London so I only had one of their Immunity juices (a bit pricey).
The place was empty when I came in, but filled up very quickly several times. The counter area is a bit too narrow for larger groups, so you end up queuing in the street or inside the café, thus blocking other customers.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Small counter area

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Great food and good taste - Edit

The part I like the most is they seldom use onion and garlic. And they use herbs extensively but the the food is not spicy (hot). All tastes are natural. The fragmented raw fruit and veg are a must try.

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the best of the best of the best - Edit

My favorite vegan restaurant worldwide.... trully amazing concept and friendly stuff

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Nice buffet - Edit

Big buffet of tasty food! We loved it!


Updated from previous review on 2017-01-11

Pros: Different choices, Tap water available

Cons: Open front place

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My go to spot in London, huge variety - Edit

Eat from a variety of different cuisines. Even the fussiest of Vegans will take to something. A great spot for lunch or evening dinner, the buffet style adds an interesting concept and experience to the restaurant.

Updated from previous review on 2016-10-26

Pros: huge variety, many organic, gluten free and raw options, unique design with quick no fuss experience

Cons: pollution from Oxford street, heavy chairs , small space

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great vegan restaurant !!! - Edit

I really love this place. Has a perfect central location. Once you step inside the restaurant you feel as though you have been transported outside of London! The food is amazing - if you eat super clean vegan, then you defiantly have good options here as well. I love their desserts - so yummy !! You can either order off the menu - or help yourself to the self service buffet. The staff are fantastic and super friendly. I get really positive vibes every time I am here. Only downside is the food is a bit pricy - so be careful not to overload your plate at the buffet - you might get a bit of a fright when it comes to pay ! But I have to say, it is definitely worth the price.

Pros: awesome location , vegan buffet , quality food

Cons: small venue , a bit pricy

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Vantra - Edit

Reasonably priced with a good range of delicious food but absolute chaos. It wasn't busy when I visited but my friends and I were ignored as we walked in despite there being numerous ways of picking and paying for food. Nobody explained anything to us. We waited around for ten minutes until we finally just asked at the till. We then had to wait another ten minutes to be given our boxes to fill up. Nobody explained drinks to us so we didn't have any drinks. The food was nice but I wouldn't eat here again. It would be more convenient to pop in and grab some food to takeaway, but only if you're in the area.

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Great take-away lunch - Edit

I didn't have much time before my flight, so I could only buy take-away food at Vantra Vitao. It's super-cheap (something like 7 pounds for a large box where you can stuff a lot of things in), and the choice is great, so many things to eat! It was really unfortunate not to be able to sit down and enjoy the full buffet. I would love to go back with more time and do that!

Pros: Great choice, Tasty food, Cheap

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Good healthy food - Edit

This place is awesome. They are truly health focused and prepare simple tasty food. If you prefer salty and oily food with lots of spices, you probably won't be impressed. If you like to eat whole foods with minimal to no salt or cooked oils, then this is the place for you.

Pros: excellent food, healthy

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Bring all your money! - Edit

The food isn't bad but it's not great AND it's way overpriced.

Seriously, expect to pay over the top prices for mediocre dining.

Oh, and the wooden chairs are a bit uncomfortable and the waitress was grumpy.

Pros: Good selection of food

Cons: Too expensive, Poor service, Uncomfortable

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Very good food.. Tasty and healthy can both Co exist.. - Edit

Interesting format.. Pay by weight.. Works well for any one.. And less wastage
Food is superior quality with good spread

Pros: Good spread Pay by weight Kombucha to die for

Cons: Has a standard fare daily.. Some items can be chan

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A good go to when out in Oxford street - Edit

Unlike many, I really like Vantra and the food it has to offer. It can be a little pricey, however perfect treat for now and then.

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Great menu choice and lots of options - Edit

So many great options and choices on the menu. All the food choices are nutritionally clean and healthy. So good to see a place which actually uses good quality products and ingredients instead of the usual greasy plate food.

The seating is quite uncomfortable though, it is quite hard and starts to hurt after a while. Also, it's too low so starts to get painful if you're tall and have long legs.

Pros: Clean, healthy and nutritional food, Great menu choice, Vegan milkshakes are yummy

Cons: Seating is uncomfortable

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Disappointment - Edit

I am not a picky Vegan, but this cafe was horrible. The food was cold and tasted gross.

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Amazing tastes, healthy food - Edit

We were exhausted after a day at the museums and we needed to get energy back, and sure we did... The food was amazing. Self service with different culinaire options, all healthy and tasty. The desserts were spectacular. I ate the most amazing chocolate mousse ever.The place is cozy, although it got crowded, but I can understand why. A must go if you are visiting London.

Pros: Tasty healthy food, Amazing desserts, Helpful staff

Cons: Tough seats, small for such a great quality food

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Gud! one can give it a try. - Edit

I went there few weeks back and first thing I got excited about was the dinner buffet was so much about indian food and I being an indian myself was too thrilled. I did not go for the buffet but had something similar to pizza called pizzette. They had used sunflower cheese and it was not a very good tasting cheese but made it an experience still. I liked there 'Love smoothie' and the thing I liked more was that it was sugar free . It felt like you are having something raw. They used almond milk. There are plenty of other options that I wish I could have tried so U cud make ur opinion by visiting. Last I liked there service particularly by the guy who was waited my table.

Pros: Indian vegan food, Buffet, Smoothies

Cons: Replace sunflower cheese with more delectable vega

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brilliant - Edit

Stumbled across this great restaurant whilst shopping on Oxford street. They had a fantastic buffet with so many choice! Brilliant vegan restaurant!

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Fab buffet - Edit

We went here some years ago And we find a huge vegan buffet where you can really find everything you want . For sure if you are hungry is the right place to Go

Pros: Huge buffet

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nice buffet - Edit

We came here for the buffet which was great, a lot of dishes to choose from and most (all?) vegan. I tried a bit of everything and there were sufficient veggies and also a lot of really flavourful dishes. Only downsides were that the place was quite busy/noisy/cramped and they don't take card.

Pros: has buffet , reasonably priced

Cons: don't take card, noisy/cramped inside

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