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30 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DE, England
+44 20 7836 4233
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. With so many chain restaurants in the area it is good to go somewhere that is not. I had a very good salt beef sandwich with wine. Service is good and friendly. Located by Leicester Square tube station this is worth a visit.

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Thank Duncan H
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place seems to have been run by elderly Iraqi brothers since the beginning of time. It is loved by many Londoners and indeed there was a big campaign a few years ago when it looked as if Gaby's was going to be forced to close in order for developers to wreck yet another part of the city. Its future... More 

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1 Thank Gurisa2014
Bournemouth
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I first came across Gaby's, I thought, great a deli close to my local haunts. However, the clerk who served me went out of his way to be as rude as possible and I'll now never set foot in here again... Well done that man!

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Thank Daniel H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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638 reviews
587 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 772 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really can't find a better description for the food than ''edible''. It is charmless food made without love, the microwave timer constantly ringing, delivering the falafels for which apparently this place is famous, but which in fact are just dry things, accompanied by tasteless, flat and garnishless hummous. The rest was from the same book: a spiceless, underseasoned, watery... More 

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1 Thank thoughtfuldiner
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My date took me for lunch as he knew I liked independent restaurants. I loved the selection of food but chose a salt beef sandwich. The bread was really fresh and full of flavour (caraway I think?) it was stuffed full of succulent delicious salt beef with juicy pickles on the side. Best salt beef sandwich I've had in years... More 

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Thank Woody151
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Famous restaurant in London that has limited time due to greedy council rate increases and perseqution of privately owned business in the capital ... go there have falafels enjoy before its becomes a starbucks

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1 Thank Mark R
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

There may be better falafels and salt beef, I wouldn't know. But for a bewildering range of salads and dips and all, and for an atmosphere which used to be far commoner 20, 30, 40 or more years ago, I don't think Gaby's can be beaten. Sort of New York, sort of hippy, sort of Levantine, you can leave hipster... More 

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Thank Richard_D_North
London, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

If you check my reviews you will see I very rarely give one star but this was absolutely disgraceful. I mentioned it immediately to the waiter, no response. Called him over having tasted it, it WAS awful, still no attempt to put things right. Another waiter and still just a shrug of the shoulders. I got the bill, fully charged... More 

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1 Thank PeterCinLondon
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great food and good prices, always visit here before a trip to a West End theatre or cinema. I particularly enjoy the falafels and salad.

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Thank Tuftynut
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

If you want a quick bite before a show, Gaby's is it. Simple non elegant venue in the heart if theatre lland. Mediterranean fast food that is really excellent especially good for vegetarians. Very popular so you may have to wait to be seated.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$51
Cuisine
Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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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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