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Gaby's Deli

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30 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DE, England
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Ottawa, Canada
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This used to be my go-to place to eat when I was in that part of town, but I won't be going any more. Instead of lovely juicy, thickly sliced, slightly fatty salt beef like my mother used to make, one member of my group was served fine slivers of dried-up beef that I would have ejected from my fridge... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went last night after watching a play. Really surprised that we could still get a meal at that time but no problem. Very tasty and great value. Will return.

Thank hilarysmith35
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there last Sunday with a friend, we both remember it from years ago when it was a great cafe with wonderful food - all gone! It's hard to decide if the service or the food were worse: it took over one hour for our order to be completed. We had ordered 4 things: carrot juice (came 10 minutes after... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This deli is conveniently located near the Gallery of Art and Portrait Gallery. The lentil soup was good, the salad was very mediocre. The service was just ok. I requested lemon and even though it wasn't busy I had to wait a very long time for a very thin half slice of lemon. I would suggest this place as a... More 

Thank SherrieS
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Real good food, just travelled doen from Birmingham feeling hungry. Portions were perfect. Amazing hummus too

Thank Tom P
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I used to come here years ago and it hasn't changed a bit. So glad this gem of a cafe survived the recent threat from developers. Popped in for lunch, the salads are as delicious as ever (and the thespians as flamboyant - it's always good for people-watching/listening). Very affordable, real food. One of the West End's best-kept secrets. Long... More 

Thank Helen K
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

At one point this place - which is part amazing food - part national treasure, was threatened with closure due to plans to change Charing X. The argument here is that London is so expensive that only big corporations can afford to abide in its central space. Of course, places like Gaby's are vital to the hubris, buzz and character... More 

Thank Gail S
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for good, reasonably priced food near Leicester Square - then this is the place. As long as you don't mind the simple decor and squeezing in to some of the tables - this is a great spot at any time of the day. Pastrami, salt beef ( the sandwiches are heaven on a plate )and falafel... More 

Thank thompsonandthomson
London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

My friend and I ate here one evening. It was empty when all surrounding places were busy, this should of alerted us. He ordered the mixed grill. It was a joke. It turned up and it looked foul. 3x old pieces of warmed up chicken cubes and a piece of compressed meat that we couldn't even identify. Some salad which... More 

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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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