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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

User ratings:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5
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Venue details

  • Address:

    Gaby's 30 Charing Cross Road
    WC2H 0DE

  • Venue phone:

    020 7836 4233

  • Opening hours:

    Meals served 9am-midnight Mon-Sat; 11-10pm Sun.

  • Transport:

    Tube: Leicester Square tube

  • Price:

    Main courses £5-£9.

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    1. Gaby's
      • 30 Charing Cross Road
        WC2H 0DE
      • 020 7836 4233
      • 51.510849,-0.128155

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Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:5
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:0
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I ordered the bagel salted beef with salad platter that turned out to be disappointing as the potato salad was way too salty and the portion small with just a few slivers of beef. The bagel was soft a flat. Giving Gaby's anything more than two stars would be too kind. Overll very disappointing especially ifor anyone from New York..


2 stars is an underestimation. Delicious unpretentious Middle Eastern food and good value for its location in heart of theatre land & film land.

Nick F

2 stars!? That seems way off to me. Gaby's has long been one of my favourite places to eat in London. Its takeaway pittas in particular - felafel, vegetable or aubergine fritter - are faultless and indescribably delicious, and just about the best use of £4 I can think of. The fact that this characterful, unique place, which has been serving delicious, affordable food since the 1960s is now threatened with closure is an absolute tragedy: it is quite simply irreplaceable and would be an incalculable loss to London. I very much hope the landlords will see sense and reconsider their decision to force the place to close. In the mean time, I'd urge anyone who hasn't been to sample Gaby's food while you still have the chance. (I'd also urge Time Out to reconsider their - to me - spectacularly wide of the mark 2 star rating!)

Colin Ferguson

Gaby's is a great little cafe, and one of few affordable, independent places left in the West End outside of Chinatown. I have to say, the review Time Out review is a bizarre one, both in that it's not North American in style but Jewish (where does the reviewer think America got salt beef from?) / Mediterranean, and also because the review doesn't seem to reflect the number of stars given.


Gaby's has become a West End institution for those in the know. The food is delicious and always arrives promptly, the staff are friendly and helpful, and the prices are amazingly low for central London. For many years it has been the only place my family and I have eaten in town when we have needed a quick snack. But now a large developer wants to close it down to make way for some faceless chain. Sign the petition at


Surely more Greek than North American? Went yesterday and had the stuffed aubergine. It was absolutely delicious and the salad with it was lovely. Really good portion sizes too. The staff were very friendly and, unlike in the above review, when my boyfriend ordered a large salad he was given the choice of the things at the front counter. Would definitely go again.


fantastic and tasty deli a vegan and veggie paradise !! and very cheap for london !!


disagree with the 2stars - a 5 star place, been coming here since student days in the 90's can't fault it!