Hummus Bros

Price guide: Budget

88 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TH

Price guide: Budget

Hummus with chicken and tomatoes

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#44 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.9
4.9
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
3.7
3.7
Value for money:
5
5.0
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Singles, No fuss, People watching, Shopping, Trendiness

Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of Hummus Bros

How the eating habits of two students turned into one of London’s best lunch spots.

Some places are cheap because they compromise quality but at Hummus Bros everything is superb: it’s cheap because they are using inexpensive ingredients and uncomplicated recipes. The idea stems from the founders’ college days when they found hummus was the perfect cheap, healthy meal. It’s such a genius idea my only surprise is that it hasn’t expanded more rapidly, but that's probably down to them being very clever and sensible.

Food and drink: 

The hummus is made on the premises every day and forms the base of each main course. You choose the topping and side dishes at the counter and the food is brought over to you. Daily-changing specials that are spooned over the hummus range from logical roast vegetables and falafel salad, to surprising Thai green chicken curry and Chinese char siu (barbecue pork). Trust me – the outlandish ideas work well. I always save room for the malabi (milk pudding) with date honey.

Ambience: 

A clean-lined room with blonde wood communal tables and splashes of red. Jokey signs, t-shirts and paper placemats keep the mood light.

Service: 

Super-friendly, young and bright, just like most of the customers.

Location: 

In the heart of Soho.

Price advice: 

Main courses, which come in a choice of sizes, vary from £4.10-£7.70 and include bread; side salads are £3.20-£3.90. Prices are cheaper at weekday lunchtimes.

Other useful branches: 

There’s another outlet near Holborn tube station, handy for the British museum, and one on Cheapside near St Paul's – see website for details.

More information on Hummus Bros:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Deli, Takeaway
Food:
International, Middle Eastern
Address:
88 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TH
Telephone:
020 7734 1311
Website:
http://www.hbros.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Wed noon-10pm, Thur-Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-10pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

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