tibits has launched a Brand New Restaurant

Peter Morrell goes to the new location in London’s original foodie quarter and newest creative hotspot location Bankside for a look and a taste

Since opening in 2000 tibits have built themselves a reputation as one of London’s leading vegetarian restaurants. Now to continue this success tibits’ second London restaurant has opened in a former warehouse on Bankside.

The new urban-inspired restaurant, tibits bankside is located on Southwark Street, just minutes from the Thames and top London destinations including the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Diners are invited to peruse the show stopping “food boat” centrepiece which showcases over 40 tempting dishes. The global menu varies from nourishing stews to crunchy salads and includes their famous selection of guilt-free and decadent desserts. You can select as much or as little as you like and it is all paid for by weight. For those who enjoy a drink with their meal, bar bites are also available for the first time, to accompany craft beers and a menu of house cocktails.

The arty, luxe space has been designed by architecture firm Atelier Oi, whose clients have included Hermes and Louis Vuitton. The urban style will be reflected with smoked oak timber, brass and concrete furnishings, with a garden room, and seating up to 120 guests.

The opening follows on from the success of the group’s nine restaurants in Switzerland, the home country of founders Reto, Christian and Daniel Frei, and their already popular London site in Mayfair. Along with their partner Rolf Hitl, whose family hold the Guinness world record for owning the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant, the Swiss brothers are seeking to change the landscape of London dining.

I went along to take a look at the newly designed dining space, the decor oozes quality and is very comfortable. There is also a terrace at the back for al fresco dining.

The food itself is delicious, there is a breathtaking array of dishes which are all either vegetarian or vegan. Inspiration for the food has been drawn from across the world and includes countries like Italy, Greece, Peru and Lebanon.

The food itself is delicious and satisfying even for a carnivore like myself. It is sold by weight so you can just pick up a plate and choose exactly what you want. Prices per 100 grams are £1.80. £2.50 and £2.80 for breakfast, lunch and dinner respectively.

There is a very comprehensive drinks list with a good range of craft beers, and wines starting at under £20 a bottle. You can also BYOB for a corkage charge of £12 a bottle.

In all a welcome addition to the food scene on the South Bank.

tibits Bankside
124 Southwark Street
London SE1 OSW
020 7758 4113


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