Before you ask no, they are not brothers. Just friends who decided to set up a business focusing on hummus. Risky perhaps to concentrate a whole business on what is considered to many as just a dip, but it seems to have worked as they now have 3 outlets dotted about London, (Soho, Holborn and St Pauls).
This eatery has taught me 2 things firstly how to spell Hummus, (could have sworn it had an 'o' in it somewhere) and secondly warm hummus works. Thats right warm hummus, so simple yet so effective.
It's a simple concept which is why I like it so much. You just turn up, pick from the list of fillings, - I recommend the beef, or chicken, though mushroom is good too. In fact they are all pretty good, though I haven't had the chickpea topping yet, seems a little overkill chickpeas on top of chickpeas!! Pick size of container small or regular, eat in or takeaway (Caution: Costs a little extra to eat in but that seems to be the norm these days) then just wait until they hand it to you with a toasted pita and a choice of chilli or garlic and lemon dips. A small portion to take away shouldn't cost you more than £5, though you can add extra toppings of Tzatziki, sundried tomatoes or feta cheese if you really fancy it. All in all you shouldn't be waiting more than a few minutes maybe 5, but it is worth it.
If I have one little gripe it is the lack of consistency in portion size. The amount of Hummus you get can vary day to day. Hummus on the underside of the lid is a good indication of a generous helping, a clean underside always disappoints me a little.
It goes without saying that if you don't like hummus don't go, if you do like hummus I suggest you go. But be warned, just using hummus as a dip for crisps will no longer feel right.
NB: It has been brought to my attention that the prices go up for lunches on weekends and bank holidays by a whopping £2.20. No idea why such an increase and I can't see how it is justifiable. I have no choice but to take this into consideration when rating them. It is still worth a visit mind you, just only on weekdays.
Current Favourite: Slow Cooked Chunky Beef. Be sure to keep an eye out for the daily specials as well though
Opening Times Soho Outlet - Mon -Wed 12 -10, Thur - Sat 12 - 11 Sun 12 - 9