What's for Lunch? Hummus Bros

By tikichris Last edited 199 months ago

Last Updated 16 October 2007

What's for Lunch? Hummus Bros

Londonist asks that most pressing of daily concerns: where to go on your lunch break.

Hummus Bros

Soho Location

88 Wardour Street W1F 0TJ

020 7734 1311

11am-10pm (Monday-Wednesday)

11am-11pm (Thursday-Friday)

12pm-11pm (Saturday)

12pm-10pm (Sunday)


Holborn Location

37-63 Southampton Row WC1B 4DA

020 7404 7079

11am-10pm (Monday-Friday)


Expect to Pay: under £7

Rating: 4 out of 10

Londonist is all about restaurants honing in on one thing and doing it right: creampuffs from Beard Papa's, burritos from Daddy Donkey, Falafel from Just Falafs. But honestly, we can’t get too worked up about the “UK’s first hummus bar”. And even though David Schwimmer and a couple of BBCers swoon over the genius of Hummus Bros, we have been much more pleased with other chickpea pâtés sampled throughout this city, including the inexpensive varieties purchased from supermarkets and street markets. Perhaps this statement exposes the Londonist palette's lack of sophistication, but we’re pretty sure it is in good company with the taste buds of many London lunch-goers.

Yet, much of the London foodie press appreciate the simplicity of the Hummus Bros “give (chick) peas a chance” concept. Time Out thinks it is “a brilliant idea well executed” and places the Hummus Bros Holborn location in their Food & Drink Top 50. Online magazine, Dr Desi, claims the brothers’ hummus is an “indulgent satisfaction at its most potent,” and easyJet In-Flight says these boys give “the chickpea snack all the limelight it deserves.” More accolades may be read on the press page of the restaurant’s website. We say the Hummus Brothers' offerings are ho-hum at best and must advise that if you absolutely must eat here, to steer well clear of the chunky beef topping.

Photography by Chris Osburn © 2007