Hiba Express

Lebanese, Middle Eastern·

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Eat at Home
Deliveroo, Just Eat, Uber Eats
Cool, Fun, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Special occasions


Hiba Express is a family-owned and family-run business with three outlets in London, serving up Palestinian and Lebanese food. The head chef is simply referred to as 'Grandmother,' and she helps the team of chefs, waiterstaff, and management provide diners with a traditional Middle Eastern dining experience.

Hiba Express is the mothership of the brand, and is located a stone's throw away from Holborn Station. The restaurant is cosy on the inside, featuring lots of booths, hanging lights, and an open kitchen overlooking the dining room. Pictures decorate the walls, and the red napkins contrast against the black furniture.

The main draw of Hiba Express, however, is the expansive menu with over 80 items and platters covering soups, hot and cold mezze items, main dishes, pastries and salads - many of which are vegan or vegetarian. If it's hard to make a selection, Hiba Express also provides a 'Recommended' selection, featuring sample platters for 1-4 people. And even though it does not serve alcohol, there are plenty of non-alcoholic beers, soft drinks, and juices to choose from.

It'll be easy to find your Palestinian or Lebanese favourites on the menu if you're a fan of theh classics, but the wide variety of choices allows diners to maybe sample something new. Check out the batata harra wrap, which is cubes of potatoes sauteed with coriander and garlic, then wrapped up with lettuce, tomatoes and garlic sauce in Lebanese bread; the moujaddara, which is brown lentils and rice topped with crispy fried onions and served with hiba salad; or the mousakaat batinjan, which can be served hot or cold and is made up of aubergines baked with tomatoes, onions, chickpeas, green chilli and sweet peppers. Hungry diners can of course add a soup, salad, or side to their meal.


Does Hiba Express serve alcohol?

No, but it's BYO for £2 per person.

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Does Hiba Express take bookings?

Yes, you can book by phone or online.

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Does Hiba have multiple locations?

Yes, the mothership is this Hiba Express location, and there are also locations on Wood Street (called Mini Hiba) and Tottenham Street (called Hiba Street).

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113 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1V 6JQ

020 7831 5171 020 7831 5171


Opening Times

All day
Mon 11:00-23:00
Tue 11:00-23:00
Wed 11:00-23:00
Thu 11:00-23:00
Fri 11:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-23:00


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1 Review 

10 October 2014  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Central London Bargain
I'm so happy to have stumbled upon this place. Terrific food, very fresh ingredients, fantastic service & excellent value for money. Has the same "family social" vibe you find in the best Italians. Portion sizes are extremely generous. Way more than you can eat for £15 - £20 per person. We took home what we couldn't finish & had enough for lunch the next day. And it still tasted great. Plenty of choice for vegetarians, the fresh melon juice is amazing & to round it all off cardamom infused coffee with the best baklava I've ever tasted. Delicious. It's hard to find a bargain in WC1 but Hiba more than qualifies. Cannot recommend highly enough.
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