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Gaby's Deli

Covent Garden
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30 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DE, England
+44 20 7836 4233
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaby's has an exotic selection of fresh and wonderful Eastern type food. It is staggeringly cheap and totally tasty. Can go there any time for any kind of food and feel welcomed.

Thank mariannegray
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back to the 60's and a trip to the Middle East at the same time. Even the staff and the prices do not reflect the age we are living in. I speak for the falafels but they don't need any advocacy. They have got it from stars and celebs. It's like arriving to a different universe when stepping out to... More 

Thank Istvan P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within easy reach of Whitehall and the West End, Gaby's is still the place for me when I want falafel. A box of 2 falafel on homemade humus with 3 salad choices is all you need to set you up for the day. And if not, there is a;ways a massive piece of baklava with your name on it! The... More 

Thank Fliss B
Didmarton, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to come here years ago when in London and thought it had gone, so we were delighted to find it's still here, but less delighted with the food. It's a characterful little place, and the range of salads on display looks good. We each had a £10 plate of 7 salads. The portions are generous but everything tasted... More 

Thank 19lenny
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since the mid-sixties, this mediterranean quick-bite delicatessen snack bar has served delicious hummus, pitta bread, salads, drinks and hot meals to theatre-goers, actors, passing trade and everyone looking for a quick, nutritious and delicious pre-theatre snack. Basic tables and chairs, paintings and theatre posters, quick turnaround and convivial, unpretentious surroundings make this THE place to visit now that sandwich bars... More 

Thank davinaUk
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I received great reports about Gaby's and looked forward to going there - the welcome was fabulous, the food was absurdly cheap and they were wonderful about wanting to eat within 20 minutes. The food was not too inspiring on this occasion but the others were regulars and they said we were just unlucky in our choices.

Thank Susie A
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gaby has been credited with introducing falafel to London in 1965. I still call in here periodically to eat his falafel, with hummus and salad in pitta bread. They offer a bargain takeaway box of 2 falafel, hummus and your choice of 3 of their home-salads which feature things like chick peas, lentils, beetroot, mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumber etc, On my... More 

Thank psheldon9
Ottawa, Canada
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Three of us had lunch here. Spinach and Chicken with rice was unexpectedly spicy; 7 hot salads were good and so was smoked salmon bagel with cold potato salad.

Thank ASchlarb

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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
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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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