Friday, October 13, 2006

Gaby's, Charing Cross Road, 12 October 2006

Gaby's seems to be quite well known, although when you look at it from the outside it looks extremely dubious. ('Salmonella emporium' always used to cross my mind as I walked past.)

Anyway, some friends of friends researched it, and it turns out to be not bad at all for a budget deli. Kosher middle-eastern food - vine leaves, pitta, kebabs etc - in bustling heart-of-London surroundings. Pretty cramped but once you are wedged in you are good to go. Comments that what you see on the laminated menu are what you get, are spot on. Cheap and cheerful, well cooked, and apparently there is a £3 pick-your-own salad bar too. Recommend the vine leaves and falafels, which were 'better than Waitrose' according to one of our party! Praise indeed.

Can't complain with the location - just south of Leicester Sq tube station, perfect for pre-theatre or before a night on the sherberts with friends.

£80 for five people, starters and mains, two bottles of house white wine.

Rating: 6.5/10

Gaby's, 30 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DB
Tel: 020 7836 4233


Silverbrow said...

One slight correction: Gaby's isn't kosher it is kosher style. Which can cover a whole host of sins.

To be kosher it needs a hescher - basically authorisation from one of the recognised bodies that oversee such matters. To someone who keeps kosher it is an important distinction.

Katie said...

Ah, OK, I didn't know that. Thanks for clarifying Silverbrow! K