Thursday, 4 June 2009

Hummus Bros

We went to see Terminator Salvation last night and pre cinema wanted something for tea that was quick, cheap and kinda light, in the Leicester Square area. Hummus Bros was the venue of choice, I've been wanting to go for aaaaages and can't believe it's taken me this long to finally get round to it.

So the concept is hummus, with pitta, toppings and side salad type dishes. I went for the chickpea topping with a side order of greek salad

I loved the smooth texture of the hummus which is different to most others I've tasted, it's usually grainier. Also it was great with a dusting of smoked paprika on the top, it really added a depth of flavour. The chickpeas were good, a little warm which was nice. I swapped the pitta for carrot sticks. The greek salad was good, mild feta and lots of cucumber, it could perhaps have benefitted from a little more red onion but it was delicious.

Thomas went for the chicken and sundried tomato topping with some additional feta, jalapenos and an egg. The egg was a bizarre colour, the white was more of a dark yellow but it tasted good. I'm not sure how one would go about achieving this, it tasted as it should. It's nice that they also serve everyone some chilli and a garlic and lemon dressing which one can add as they wish (seen on the near side in the picture below).

Thomas felt that the chicken was a bit scarce but really loved it here having felt less enthused than I as we made our way there. Perhaps this is more of an ideal lunch place, I think most would want something a bit more substantial come dinner time and they don't serve any booze, but we both were suprised by just how much we enjoyed the meal, I was craving the hummus when I woke up this morning! It was very busy, there was a queue at times, service was very polite and speedy and we had a great seat at the window, observing the goings on on Wardour Street.

To some it might seem a bit gimmicky and if you don't like hummus you're a bit screwed but I loved this place. I'll definitely return and there's a branch in Holborn closer to my work, how convenient.

Hummus Bros
88 Wardour St

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Hummus Bros said...


Thanks for the review (it popped up in our Google Alert). We get the eggs that colour by hard-boiling them for 8 hours. Colouring from the shell is imparted to the egg. It's the traditional way and the only to make them just right!

The Hummus Bros

Boo said...

Hi Hummus Bros! Thanks for the comment and the info about the egg, good to know. I shall be visiting again very soon.

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Sophie said...

8 hours?! I am going to have to go Hummus Bros for that alone. The food looks lovely, I've been meaning to try this place for ages...

Boo said...

I know!! That's dedication for you. I totally recommend it, you should go, really good value and absolutely delicious.

Helen Yuet Ling Pang said...

This is so close to my office, I'll have to pop in one day. Luckily I love hummous!

Boo said...

Yeah check it out, I love that they've responded to my post, I can definitely see myself becoming a regular visitor there