Start 2017 the healthy way at Ethos, London
Restaurant Review: Healthy Eating at Ethos, Oxford Circus, London
Style Points: 3/5
The new year brings with it the newly sparked desire to better ourselves, or at the very least, to give it try a try. As past of this push to betterment, many limit eating out in the month of January, but this is something I have never been able to do! However vegetarian restaurant Ethos gives us the best of both worlds.
The new year couldn’t be a better time to dine at meat-free all day dining restaurant Ethos. Ethos is a pay-by-weight concept that specialises in dishes from around the world, as well as catering for special dietary requirements are well catered for with a vast range of gluten free, dairy free and vegan options. We couldn’t wait to fill up our plates!
What's on the menu?
The dishes at Ethos are aimed at making healthy eating fun, attractive, delicious and simple. All dishes at Ethos are freshly prepared from scratch in the kitchen each and every day. Ethos serves breakfast through to dinner and everything in between and is the definition of deliciously different feel-good food.
Once a table is allocated to you, diners can order starters and drinks at the table. However for the main course, grab a plate and head to the buffet style selection.
Here there are a variety of dishes, cuisines and styles to choose from, including my favourite Japanese miso-roasted aubergine (nasu dengaku), regularly changing vibrant salads and, show-stopping signatures such as the restaurant’s spring green scotch egg with spiced tomato ketchup.
Desserts include a large range of gluten free, sugar free and vegan desserts, such as the refined sugar free brownies and healthy power puff balls. For something more indulgent try the lemon and raspberry cheesecake or moreish pecan pie.
Once you’re happy with the look of your plate, head over to the counter to weigh the food and pay up. As the price is based solely on the weight, it's worth stacking up on the light dishes such as the crisps!
Could I afford to dine here again?
Prices at Ethos can get a bit steep, as on both the occasions I dined here, my main course plate came up to £16, even though I hadn’t overfilled it. The weighing system doesn’t include the price of the heavy plate but regardless of this the prices here are quite steep.
If you’re aiming to stick to the healthy side of things in 2017 then the best way to start the year is with a trip to Ethos. The sheer selection of healthy and delicious dishes on offer will demonstrate that being good in 2017 won’t be all that difficult.
Visit Ethos' website
Address: 48 Eastcastle Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8DX
Tube Station: Oxford Circus