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#105 All you can eat vegan food at Tai buffet, London (UK)

Restaurant review #105 – Tai Buffet is a vegan restaurant in center of London, near Shepherd’s Bush.

Tai Buffet, London

Tai Buffet, London

Tai Buffet, London

Tai Buffet, London

Tai Buffet, London

Tai Buffet, London

We went here in the weekend that we were in London for Vegfest London (see review here), in October 2016. I telephoned the restaurant to make a reservation, and the girl at the phone said there is always a place available, but she did reserve a table for us. That appeared not to be necessary, there was still plenty of room (about 7PM on a Sunday evening).

Tai buffet offers an all you can eat buffet. I did notice a sign that you can only be there for maximum two hours. I could easily see why they had to put that up there (there was a guy next to us who had already gone to take a full plate four times and was still continuing to eat when we left!).

A bit uncertain whether it was all vegetarian or vegan (on the window it read ‘vegetarian restaurant’). The guy behind the counter assured me that it was all vegan: no eggs, no dairy! Allright!
The buffet contained lots of mockmeats, and lots of dishes heavy in sauce. But also a nice selection of vegetables at the end of the buffet, and some desserts.

The buffet is only £6,90. Very cheap! We both had a fresh mixed juice, which was only only £2,50 a piece!!

fresh juices at Tai Buffet, London

fresh juices at Tai Buffet, London, £2,50

Tai Buffet, London

Tai Buffet, London

Tai Buffet, London

Tai Buffet, London

Tai Buffet, London

Tai Buffet, London

Tai Buffet is not a restaurant for relaxed wining and dining. Tables and chairs are very close next to one another, and the place is packed. From what I could see, there are two dining rooms, one next to the buffet (in front) and another in the back of the restaurant.
The floor had a ‘sticky’ feel to it (as did the stairs going down to the toilets and the floor downstairs). The food was nice, although quite greasy (which my belly did not respond to quite well soon afterwards!).
But it is of course very, very cheap, and good value for money!

Tai Buffet, location
86 Uxbridge Rd, White City
London W12 8LR





See our lists of restaurants where vegans are welcome in the menu section of The Bruges vegan! List restaurants in Bruges and outside  Bruges.

Our dinner at Tai Buffet, London

Our dinner at Tai Buffet, London

Toilets at Tai Buffet, London, coule be cleaner!

Toilets at Tai Buffet, London, could be cleaner (greasy) !

Tai Buffet, London

Tai Buffet, London

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Geertrui Cazaux (Trudi). Vegan. Gardener. Wife. Disabled. Writer. Activist. Caretaker. Ex-academic. Wannebee drummer. °1970. Belgium. Vegetarian since mid '90's and vegan since 2010. My main motive has always been the ethical perspective, although I am also inspired by the environmental and health aspects. Writing about veganism, animal rights and ableism on Graswortels.org, Brugesvegan.com, and CripHumanimal.org


  1. Hey! Great review 🙂 There’s one of these Thai buffet restaurants at the Angel Islington too, it’s fantastic, I used to go there all the time a few years ago. Try it if you can!

    • Thank you! I realize a restaurant review is always a subjective account, but we do try to look at the global picture when writing a restaurant review, but even that is of course shaped by our own personal preferences and taste.

    • Thanks for the link Hella! So many places to check out! Would love to visit London again soon.
      Do you also have a blog? The link doesn’t show in your gravatar.

      • Hella says

        hi Trudi-no, don’t have a blog! (too many other things to do:-)))Yes, there are many varied veg/vegan restaurants/cafes in London,and new ones opening all the time.
        .One day I wouldn’t mind visiting Bruges tho!;-)

  2. Before I even read your post, I looked through the pictures and that was my first thought….that the dishes looked somewhat oily! I’m trying to delete oil from my diet, so this place wouldn’t work for me. Great information, thanks!

  3. Peanut says

    I’ve been here before and will go back again this weekend. Love this place! I just heard of a pizza place in the same neighboorhood that caters to vegans so I’ll try that out too! Even the appetizers are clearly labeled in addition to a separate vegan pizza section.

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