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Gaby's Deli

Covent Garden
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30 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DE, England
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came back after many years to Gabi's. The dilapidated toilet and west end posters on the walls used to have a certain charm, but now it just seems neglected. Menu is as it was in the 90s I think, and I had a decent falafel & spicy potatoes, but it lacks some of the fresh taste of previous years. It... More 

Thank mazzaintazza
Guildford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wedged in between theaters, this deli/restaurant serves home cooked eastern Mediterranean food. I had foul medames and humos, and char-grilled aubergine with Greek salad. All wonderfully fresh and at a price not usually found in central London. The whole feel is a bit retro, unintendedly so, I suspect. It is a survival of a bygone era, and a refreshing change... More 

Thank Effiejill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think it's family owned and operated, which may be the reason for the lack of professionalism among the younger employees. The food is good, I have no complaints in that area. I ordered the lamb kebab.

Thank PhDCountryGirl
essex, uk
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

"Long-running Middle Eastern institution from the man who claims he brought falafel to London." I "found" this deli/restaurant while working in Trafalgar Square. The food is just so good and the assortment for their mixed salat is exquisite. Their homemade stuff are out of this world. They make a gullach that is a "Must try before you die" dish. There... More 

Thank ukviking
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent impromptu lunch here of Falafels and salad. Excellent food, good service and good value for money. Place was very busy and the atmosphere was wonderful. Highly recommend it and would come back again.

Thank BigDDKent
London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a bit of a shame as the food isn't great and the prices are too high for the quality and portions of the food. I wanted to eat somewhere that wasn't a chain but A small salad at £7.50 isn't great especially as it was a replacement for falafel that wasn't very nice or edible. I won't be... More 

Thank Michelle D
Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Back there after a five year absence and it still is exactly the same. I always try and fit in a visit to Gabys for a Salt beef sandwich. Do order pickles to go with it as well. I can honestly say its the best salt beef in London. I see that old Gaby is coughing a bit lately .... More 

Thank jmccaf01
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I love the food here- home cooked and fresh- one of the best meals i have ever had. Good for vegetarians but you don`t have to be. Inventive salads without the high price of Ottolenghi.

Thank Rowan A
Canandaigua, United States
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297 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Just stopped here after a show. It became very frustrating just trying to order because the owner(?) did not speak much English. It was a further problem as it took him forever to figure out the credit card machine. Our meatball sub was not good, pastrami was petty good and falafel kinda boring.

Thank William S
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Had lunch here on Saturday with my wife. Her salt beef sandwich was great. My mixed grill not so great but not too bad. We really loved the atmosphere with really interesting photos and posters of London etc.It was packed and service was a bit slow which in my view added to the gritty atmosphere. Nearly everyone was eating the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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

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Covent Garden
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