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On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, the new year offers a perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a visit to Ethos on Eastcastle Street near Oxford Circus.
Ethos delivers an array of dishes which will please everyone, whether you’re vegetarian or simply enjoy tasty and healthy food. The self-service restaurant, which is open for lunch, dinner and everything in between, specialises in deliciously different, global vegetarian cuisine that tastes as good as it is for you.
I love the restaurants buffet style setup as it means you can choose exactly what you want and how much you want, and then pay for the food by its weight. Conveniently, the restaurant groups together dishes that complement each other, however, I couldn’t resist trying a bit of everything!
The food is full of different flavours, colours and textures, my favourite dishes included the Antioxident salad (full of berries, avocado, baby spinach, mango vinaigrette and pine nuts), Aloo scotch egg (soft boiled egg wrapped in Indian spiced potato) and Arancini (lemon rice, feta cheese and Parmesan). I loved being able to choose from classic well-known vegetarian dishes and new exciting dishes.
Also on offer were dishes including, Beetroot risotto with goats cheese, Sage and butternut squash roulade, Israeli couscous pesto salad and Zucchini cakes. Desserts include, Pecan pie, American baked cheesecake, Peanut butter bombs and Banana bread. To drink, there is a selection of freshly made fruit and vegetable juices, as well as, some great organic wines.
Also worth mentioning is the gorgeous interior of Ethos, which is all neutral with touches of blues, golds and silvers, creating a softly luxurious atmosphere. Furthermore, there’s a striking mini-forest of silver birch trees in the centre of the restaurant delivering a natural and organic feel to the room.
Yet again, Ethos is another restaurant which proves that vegetarian food need not be boring – any myths of boring vegetarian options will cease with one visit to the restaurant, as the food is fresh and the dishes so diverse that you’ll be hard pressed to ever find the selection lacking. The food and drink is well priced and the surroundings stylish. Better yet, the service is incredibly warm and welcoming.
All in all, this is a must visit restaurant for vegetarians, the curious health conscious or the plain sceptical!