Gaby's Deli

30 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0DB - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7836 4233

Overall 8.5
Food 8.0
Service 8.0
Atmosphere 8.0
Value 10.0
Based on 1 reviews

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Matthew Norman - 9/10

Friday, January 27, 2012 - Kleftiko with lukewarm chips and Hungarian goulash with excellent saffron rice were fine winter warmers, but the clear highlight was my salt beef in rye bread with sweet and sour pickles. The beef was plentiful, juicy and just as fatty as it should be...With its bustle, warmth and earthy charm, Gaby's is our best answer to the great New York delis. No one survives for 47 years in as fiercely competitive a catering market as central London's, and builds such a ferociously loyal clientele, without serving good food. But what makes Gaby's so special is that it stands almost alone as a beacon of individualism, illuminated by a tight-knit family working almost around the clock, in an ever-more homogenised age.

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Gaby's is a lovely little deli on the Charing Cross Road. It's been serving great falafel in pitta, super salt beef and a huge range of salads for 45 years now.

It's cheap and cheerful, great for pre-theatre eats or dropping in for a quick mid-afternoon strudel. Signed pictures of happy theatrical customers on the walls.

Gaby's is unique and everyone can afford to eat there.

Better go quick though because the Marquess of Salisbury has decided - as the landlord - that he wants to shut down Gaby's and bring in one of the clone chain restaurants in its place.

If you think this a bad idea, pleae look at "Save Gaby's Deli" on facebook for how to object.
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sara nathan - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 10
Sunday, October 02, 2011

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Friday, February 10, 2012 - It may not be the be all and end all of salt beef sandwiches but it's still pretty good. I suppose the ideal time to sample the above at its best is between noon and 1pm when the beef comes straight out of the bain-marie; it'll always be succulent, moist and gratifying. The kebabs on offer here are unfortunately not in the same league as our Turkish friends' efforts but Gaby's giant meatballs deserve a special mention for they were particularly memorable.

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