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Gaby's Deli

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30 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DE, England
+44 20 7836 4233
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always have lunch here when visiting the London galleries - just two minutes' walk from the National Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square. The food is great, with a lot of interesting options for vegetarians in particular. The grilled aubergine with tahini is excellent and good value too, as is the falafel and pitta bread. The salad selection is great... More 

Thank Ian S
London, United Kingdom
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110 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is reasonably varied and it's of decent quality. It's perfectly acceptable for a quick cheap meal in humble surroundings in the centre of the West End and the service is friendly. Whilst some will appreciate what's on offer there will be others who want fine dining and a luxurious setting but this place definitely isn't for you.

Thank Tony G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i dont know how gabys gets away with all its signs decrying its amazing falafel its the worse falafel in london. to begin the falafels are not made fresh to order but warmed up in a crappy pita bread in the microwave and still its not properly hot they only put one type of salad in and they dont put... More 

1 Thank Gili T
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gaby's is perfect for a quick lunch or evening meal in the heart of Theatreland and a few strides from Leicester Sq. tube. I have enjoyed their falafel and hummus across the decades for over 40 years. Smoked salmon sandwich was very good too.

1 Thank Jazizollah
Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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1,049 reviews
524 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We desperately needed something to eat before a show so wandered around and came upon this independent deli which definitely fitted the bill. Service was friendly, incredibly quick and food tasty and hot. We chose the special (£8.90 for two courses - of lentil soup followed by chicken and spinach curry) for speed and weren't disappointed. Great for a quick... More 

1 Thank moot
Sussex, England
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717 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I've been coming here since 1974, and it really doesn't change very much which is great - thank goodness they beat off the developers a few years back. Had my usual mixed deli plate, my companions had goulash and mixed grill - all of us were very satisfied

1 Thank Fudge03
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I took my girlfriend here as I have fond memories of Gabi's. However while my salt beef sandwich was nice the bread was too thin to hold the meat. Cold mashed potato is not a salad, the falafels were quite dry and the hummous had no lemon juice or garlic in it and was quite plain. My girlfriends spinach and... More 

2 Thank youknowthescore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Tried their falafel wrap today. It isnt the best i have had but it is pretty good especially if you are looking for a quick bite. Their falafels are strange yet tasty as falafels arent supposed to be crunchy.

Thank Rana U
Worthing, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A lovely place to have lunch. It has a wonderful deli menu with quick service. Although not plush it is full of character and clearly popular with people. It is obvious that people return again and again.

Thank Wrappo
Mansfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Tucked away in the heart of central London, Gaby's food is fresh, spicy, aromatic, and amazing. There is nothing that comes close to the deliciousness of their hummus in London - and probably in all of England.

Thank Barbara G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 4233

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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