|Chilli sauce in the foreground, chicken kebab and|
meat balls on the girls plates.
And so's my family - the felafel in pitta bread are favourites, they are so much crunchier than any others I've ever eaten! And so they should be - Gaby's Deli was founded by the man who "claims" to have brought felafel to London.
One reviewer says looking at the food through the window is: "Reminiscen
t of the huge salad displays of Istanbul, the Falafel shops of Jerusalem and the salt beef of New York."
So, at the end of August we went to the theatre and decided to treat ourselves to a quick meal beforehand at Gaby's Deli. The photo shows Nell and her friend Elsa with marinated chicken kebab and meat balls. They shared these dishes but both agreed that next time they would go for the chicken kebab. The rest of the party (me and Nell's dad) at falafel, humous and chilli sauce stuffed into a pitta with loads of veges.
It's not dirt cheap: the bill for four meals plus a glass of wine came to £38.60 (this was without a tip). What I really like about eating here is that not only are you eating "London history", you are saying no to the chains, giving yourself a chance to spot a famous thespian (though probably not at 6.30pm when we turned up) and being certain to have a delicious Middle Eastern dish. Go soon!
Gabys Deli, 30 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DE
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