Ethos

4.4
303 reviews
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£25 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan

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For AFTERNOON TEA RESERVATIONS, you must book through the Restaurant by calling 020 3581 1538 or email hello@ethosfoods.com to avoid disappointment, otherwise your reservation will not be confirmed.

Ethos is a self-service restaurant located in the heart of central London, moments from Oxford Circus.
We specialise in deliciously different, meat-free cuisine that tastes as good as it is for you.
Our award winning interiors showcase abundant displays of beautiful, carefully selected dishes from around the globe, we are open from breakfast through to lunch, dinner and everything in between.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 22:00

Saturday: 11:30 - 22:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00
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Phone number
020 3581 1538
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Parking Details
6 minutes walk from Oxford Street Q-Park.
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Public Transit
1 minute walk from Oxford Street.
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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O
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was my second time at ethos. The food is great and offers gluten free options, which for me is perfect. I love being able to choose what I want to and the amount I want to. A better selection of gluten free desserts would be nice, there were only 2 choices.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Really good food, always seems to be something new to try. Great concept with weighing starter and main courses. Loved the mint chocolate truffles and the banoffi cake desert.

NM
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was a bit crowded and the staff wasn’t as nice because I felt that they were overworked - too few per customer. However, the food was delicious and I appreciated that each label had all the ingredients written out.

GL
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food but prefer the vegetarian menu to the vegan menu which was more limited in variety.

PB
London
71 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely tasting food. Drinks service a little confused as they have stopped doing the smoothies on the main menu and the waitress was unaware of this. Food is charged by weight. Can get a little bit expensive.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Service was poor - miserable staff. It doesn't take a lot to smile

h
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had to ask to move from "the best place in the restaurant", since it gave primary view of the staff walking in and out all the time. Way to distracting for a anniversary dinner. But that was swiftly solved to our full satisfaction.

Generally, service was really good. And the overall space was surprisingly quiet, thanks to some clever design of floors and walls.

Much larger menu than expected. Enabled us to make choices.

However, several dishes missed "the punch", or that special taste that should surprise you in a restaurant that class. Especially one fish dish needed even the basic salt & pepper.

That said, the quality was excellent and there were some very nice combinations to create some pleasurable experiences.

The deserts tried to make up for some of the shortcomings. They did in taste and quality, but it was way too much - though eating all of it could be considered our own fault.

So recommended to go once.

B
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

It would of been really good. But there was an issue with the fire alarm so 75% of our time at Ethos we were unable to speak to each other due to the noise. The staff were very apologetic but it’s not the point really. Some sort of token or voucher would be really nice so if you could sort something like £20/£25 off of the next bill, me and my other half would be more than happy to return.

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely find! Went for my daughters birthday meal, lovely fresh flavoursome food! As a meat eater I was very impressed with the flavours and how filling the meal was. My daughter, who’s vegan, could and did try everything! Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was warm and relaxed. The food is served Buffett style although they provide table service for everything else. Plates are weighed so it’s harder to stick to a budget however we ate well and filled our plates for a fair £13-£15 each. Would definitely return.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I have been here so many times and last 2-3 times, the food was not good, it was like a tasteless mix of different ingredients mashed together!
Last time we were a big company, only 2 of 9 liked the food-buffet....

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, relaxed atmosphere

VJ
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Here, the food is self-service and you pay according to the weight of your food. It's a great way to try a lot of different vegan/vegetarian food but unfortunately, when we dined at 7pm, there were already many dishes which were not being replenished so the choice was not as extensive as expected.
I've been vegetarian for almost 40 years and found the food was good, but not amazing. The food is tasty and varied so might be better for lunch, rather than dinner.
The place has a good ambience and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
Desserts are individually priced. We tried three which were a peanut butter and caramel chocolate slice and two raw chocolate/caramel heart things. They were all overloaded with coconut oil. They were very interesting, rather than being a dessert I would bother with again. Those avoiding dairy might find the desserts more palatable than we did.
A nice range of teas and fruit juices/smoothies. A small but reasonable range of alcoholic drinks.
Go here for a good vegetarian lunch.

HH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A firm favourite . Good value , tasty vegan food .

SW
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly tasty food! Loved being able to pick your own dishes. High class buffet in a gorgeous setting

PL
London
25 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch at Ethos was absolutely PEFECT! The food was delicious - so much variety, all my guests were really happy! Good value too. I piled my plate high and hen I went to get it weighed I was expecting it to cost twice as much as it did! And your staff were so friendly and helpful too. We will be back!

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am not a vegetarian or a vegan, but found the food here excellent, the hot dishes were delicious, with s good selection

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ethos is a really fantastic restaurant. A simple concept, delicious food and a good variety of options for all tastes and dietary requirements.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Gorgeous food spoilt by being very overpriced and bad service. No one asked us if we wanted any drinks, the restaurant was self service but they still charged a service charge ! !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! And very well presented. Love the ambience too!
Highly recommend. Took my vegan friends with me and they absolutely fall in love with the place.

PH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is great. Its a real find, but the staff are so indifferent. Maybe its the service model that's the problem - you serve yourself and then pay at the counter so there is minimal interaction. They seem bored and unfriendly.

RL
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good for lunch

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed lunch with a friend. We both agreed that it was one if the best meals we had. Ethos is to be commended for the wide range of imaginative food available. I look forward to my next visit and will, with pleasure, recommend the restaurant to others. Thank you!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food

MZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great place. Another time had fantastic evening at ETHOS.

CM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food - fabulous for lunch on a busy shopping day

JH
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Excellent for tasty, veggie food. The salads were good and lots of choice and there was some very good hot food, the only problem being that it was barely warm. The decor and ambience is great and staff are attentive and pleasant. Worth going to. Just hope they improve the servery for hot food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Only one gluten free hot food option. Quite expensive for what it is. But tasty food and nice staff and decor

SD
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always really enjoy going to Ethos. Good quality, nicely prepared food at reasonable (albeit slightly high) prices. Hadn't sat at the this particular table before... but watch out for a couple of the tables near the bar / counter. The chairs are really squashed in next to the 'trees', and it was a bit awkward getting out of my seat to go to get my delicious food! Not a problem, just an observation really.

W
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and lovely atmosphere. Good cocktails too, would have loves more options in the dessert table though.

I
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked a table on Saturday night for my second visit here though the restaurant wasn't overly busy. Good veggie and vegan options on offer, though the hot options weren't hot enough. Good drinks options too. The Scotch egg and roast aubergines were delicious!

JR
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, inexpensive, healthy with great ambiance and decor. Good for a quick snack or a more special occasion. Lots of choices. All looked delicious. Great to have organic wine too.

MW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing choice of food both hot and cold. Good friendly service. Pay for food by the weight so very ethical. I visited with a friend and we had a fantastic evening. I will definitely be back.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and a wide and interesting menu with vegan options

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Top, as always!! One of my favourite places in London!!

MP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Third visit this year. Consistent. Good service. good value. Good choice.

R
London
20 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food is fine and fresh

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Always great food.
Slightly more expensive than most high st lunch places but the food is very good.

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

such a good vegetarian choice would go again

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful place, super tasty food and beautiful atmosphere. I really love this place!!

S
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A group of 4 of us had a Sunday Brunch at Ethos! It was a nice buzzing atmosphere. I couldn’t really work out why it was a brunch rather than a lunch.

The salads were amazing a good choice of other vegetarian dishes.

The desserts were a bit disappointing as they are charged per dessert rather than by weight which makes them expensive. It would be better to have smaller portions with perhaps some ice cream or cream to go with the meringues and cakes.

Overall very nice meal though!

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