Hummus Bros

Address: 88 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TH, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7734 1311

- Budget

4.2

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
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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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.

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Singles
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • No fuss

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