Ethos is a new restaurant concept which is the first of its kind, that’s opening next week right round the corner from my office. It’s a meat free, serve yourself, pay by weight restaurant that seems to be the future of dining. They very kindly invited me down to check it out before it opens and I have been well and truly blown away. Ethos pleases all my senses and ticks all the boxes when it comes to aesthetics. It’s décor is a delight, the venue is full of trees and beautiful flowers and the simple, minimal interior and huge windows makes it the perfect spot for lunch with friends. The food is served on big white plates and they have huge round tables that makes group dining a dream. I enjoyed everything about Ethos and what they have to offer and cannot wait to see how it does when they open on Monday.
The fact that it’s meat free shouldn’t put you off – even if you’re a big meat eater. If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll be fully aware of my love for a good burger. Even the owners aren’t vegetarians but they’ve done their research and they seem to think there’s a niche for this kind of cuisine and I’m fully with them. The food is not only delicious, but it’s beautifully put together, innovative and interesting. I had things in my mouth that I’d never tried before and it was a delight for my senses. The food is colourful, fresh and very well put together. The chef really knows what he’s doing.
Highlights definitely have to be the scotch egg, the miso aubergine, the rice and the ribs. Yes, the ribs. I don’t know what they’re made of or how they make them but the ribs are an absolute culinary delight. My favourite salad had to be the courgette ribbons and feta cheese and do not even get me started on the desserts. The Victoria sponge cake ball was mind blowing. Absolutely bloody mind blowing. I tried all of the desserts and each and every one of them was a sensation in my mouth that I will be going back for time and time again.
If you do one thing next week I would say go and check it out. Even if it’s just to have a look, I assure you – you’ll be impressed.