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Gaby's Deli

#3,277 of 17,349 Restaurants in London
#3,512 of 18,273 Places to Eat in London
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Covent Garden
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30 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DE, England
(020)-7836-4233
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but...

Have been popping in here for years when in the west end or at the theatre. Started going in the 70s when I was a Ronnie Scott's nut - Bar Italia for coffee - Gaby's for grub, good 'fast food' mixed with friendly chatty atmosphere. But here's the rub. No matter how good the food anywhere in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Have been popping in here for years when in the west end or at the theatre. Started going in the 70s when I was a Ronnie Scott's nut - Bar Italia for coffee - Gaby's for grub, good 'fast food' mixed with friendly chatty atmosphere. But here's the rub. No matter how good the food anywhere in the world, if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've been going here for years for take-out felafel. I bet the rest of the menu is good, but I can never resist the felafel. Long may Gaby's cook!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have been coming here for years and it hasn't changed. Great falafel, hummus and a choice of lovely salads for a reasonable price. Good value and filling meals for a quick bite when in the West End.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

On our recent London trip we decided to try and avoid the restaurant chains. We were heading to Foyle's and a quick google search gave us this place. The old guys at the take away counter seemed cheerful enough although the surroundings was more East End eel pie shop than West end deli. Anyway we were seated in a corner... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Stopped by for a bite before theatre, attracted by other reviews, picturing it as the best falafel house in London. We dont agree, falafels were ok but nothing special. Pitta bread was dry with little humous. Very fairly priced

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Sorry, but not as some described, some authenticity in taste but seemed food had been prepared days ago. Falafel hard, dolmades sloppy & disintegrating.mixed grill not as described. Plates were greasy. Crowded, dirty & unkempt. What a shame ! Very expensive that seems to rely on it's former glory to justify prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I've been going to Gaby's Deli for years. Always very enjoyable. Somehow it seems less Jewish and more Mediterranean nowadays. The character is unchanged. Try the specials, when they are good they are well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Tiny thespian haunt, atmospheric and friendly, cheap and cheerful, full of posters of theatre plays and other actorly stuff. Takeaway or sit down. The Middle Eastern salads are lovely, but really the delicious plateful of humus topped with tahina at £4.50 is fantastic value. A longstanding institution on Charing Cross Road, close to the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I stopped here for a quick take away lunch. What caught my eye was the appetising display in the window and I dithered for a while before going in. I'm glad that I did. I had a falafel salad box and it was very tasty, lovely crispy outside on the falafel (no soggy stuff here). The price was reasonable and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Family run deli restaurant where food is not overpriced but tastes great and all prepared on premises. Staff can be a little grumpy, but that adds to the charm. The owner is lovely to chat with and obviously proud of his food. Often call in there for a lunch between exhibitions as it is so well placed and much better... More 

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Additional Information about Gaby's Deli

Address: 30 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DE, England
Phone Number: (020)-7836-4233
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 51
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Middle Eastern

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: (020)-7836-4233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Delicatessen, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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