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|Tibits, 12-14 Heddon Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4DA|
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tibits has become one of my favourite restaurants in London (definitely favourite vegetarian restaurant). It also happens to be a regular haunt for the Regent Street rich and famished famous (the likes of Frank Skinner, Uri Geller, Ellen Page and Dame Kelly Holmes have been spotted there).
|Tibits Tip: Pick the salads first followed |
by the warm dishes so it will all stay hot.
The interior design is gorgeous. It's very low lit but it's not gloomy at all on account of the vibrant walls, large windows and huge space between the bar, buffet boat and seating area. The Tibits philosophy is to use fresh and seasonal ingredients of the highest quality so the food you love actually loves you back. There's a range of hot and cold food on offer. I love the summer menu which includes the rather unusual sounding but oh-so tasty Mango Banana Curry, Lentil Salad, Falafal and Black Rice Pudding.
You can dine inside, al fresco on one of their picnic style tables or get a take away to eat at your desk. The payment method is one I've never come across before: you place your plate on a set of scales and the cost depends on how much it weighs. Because I'm silly I like to play a game I invented called 'Guess How Much Lunch Is' - it hasn't really caught on with everybody else but lunchtime at Tibits definitely has and that's super brilliant.
And to add an element of bookishness to this book blog, here are some children's books you might like to look at to inspire you on meat Free Mondays.
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This is the story of two peas called Pete and Penelope and their long journey from field to fork. The book describes the time and effort that goes into getting peas on to the plates of children, where they are often looked upon with disdain. Pete and Penelope urge the children to give them a try, and 'give peas a chance'!
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Poor James Henry Trotter is abandoned at the age of four when his parents are tragically killed in a grisly accident. James is placed into the care of two evil relatives: Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. One day, an old man appears, offering James a bag of crystals that he says will make marvellous things happen. The old man's magic causes a dead peach tree to grow a piece of fruit the size of a house, and that is the start of James' fantastic adventure.