I have long been a fan of Hummus Bros. I used to go at least twice a week when I was interning at a nearby company during university. It was a sad affair when I left that company to start my career – the lunch options in Shoreditch weren’t so great!
I love this Cafe/Restaurant because it serves one of my favourite foods with a range of hot and cold toppings along with delicious toasted Pitta Breads. Their secret Hummus recipe is faultless – smooth and absolutely delicious. It is served smothered around the side of a dish (two sizes available, small and regular) and the topping is placed in the middle. Depending on what size dish you order, you will be served with either one or two Pitta breads.
I have always opted for the Vegetable Salad because I just love the crunch of fresh Red Peppers, Red Onion, Cherry Tomato and Cucumber with the smoothness of the Hummus. I’ll also add a dollop of their freshly made Green Chilli and Coriander relish and a huge glug of a Lemon and Garlic juice from the bottle that is placed on every table.
The first branch opened in 2005 on Wardour Street in Soho, which is a great foodie area of London and they have since branched out to sites in Holborn and Cheapside in the City of London.
I went for dinner last week and used a voucher that I had been sent for my birthday – a great perk when you sign up to their mailing list. Another perk is that you automatically get entered into a weekly draw to win free sides, drinks, meals etc… I have actually won this a few times but have unfortunately never been around claim my prize!
My boyfriend ordered the Fava Beans with a Boiled Egg (which is charged as an extra topping but this is optional). There is also a range of sides such as Tabouleh, Smokey Barbecued Aubergine and Falafel Salad. They serve a range of soft drinks and fresh teas but there is no alcohol licence so don’t go expecting to have a nice glass of wine with your meal.
At the end of the meal, the waiters have been known to bring over a complimentary Fresh Mint Tea, which always goes down extremely well.
A great ‘cheap eat’ Cafe in Soho, which I highly recommend.
88 Wardour Street
London W1F 0TH
020 7734 1311