Having previously tried out the delicious breakfast menu at vegetarian restaurant Ethos (I’m still drooling over the gluten free pancakes), it seemed only right to sample the lunch menu too. And what a delight it was!
I went along yesterday lunchtime with my younger sister and, as soon as we opened the door and caught sight of the buffet tables, we knew we were in for a treat. Unlike breakfast, lunch at Ethos runs a ‘pay by weight’ system where you stack up as many vegetarian salads and dishes as you can eat, hop on over to the till and pay for your plate based on its weight. This means that you get to choose from a whole host of delicious dishes, ranging from roast cauliflower with tahini and cranberries to chickpea and coconut curry. There are also some delicious dips such as smoked butter bean; guacamole; and hummus.
Some of my favourite salads that I tried out included the good green salad with sugar snaps and chickpeas; the butternut squash with spinach and feta; and the broccoli and carrot with curried cashew cream. Sounds delicious, huh? It really was.
To drink, I had a delicious apple, strawberry and lemon Press juice, and my sister had a refreshing kiwi, pear and apple juice. After we demolished our enormous plates of goodness, we finished our lunch with a cheeky strawberry Hardihood raw square, which was gorgeous and, of course, totally gluten free. In fact, a large majority of the dishes served at Ethos are gluten free and are clearly listed next to the salad bowls – which makes life a lot easier! Similarly, Ethos also serves plenty of vegan and dairy free dishes too. They really do cater to everyone.
I know I’ve mentioned this before in a previous blog post but, in terms of the interior, Ethos absolutely wins. I forgot how bright and spacious it is, and the inclusion of the birch trees makes it feel that little bit more special.
Whether you’re vegetarian or not, Ethos is a fabulous place to come for a healthy but extremely tasty meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner. Thank you to the wonderful team who made us feel so welcome; you’ll definitely see me back again soon!