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Tayyabs

83 Fieldgate Street | Whitechapel, London E1 1JU, England (East End / East London)
020 7247 6400
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Ranked #5,658 of 17,314 Restaurants in London
Price range: $16 - $23
Cuisines: Pakistani
Neighborhood: East End / East London
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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west midlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

we were in London to see the tower poppies and had decided to head for the brick lane curry area but were put off by some of the reports ,and tayyabs had been recommended previously ,we had walked from the tower and the approach is off whitechapel road side street appears to be through a muslim quarter ,their was a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A superb choice for north indian/pakistani tandoori fare! Byo too. cheap but exceptional dishes. Tandoori lamb chops were sublime.

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Wanaka
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Tayyabs has a big reputation, so people go expecting to be wowed. Then they get upset because it's not a wow sort of place. It's crowded, noisy, tatty menus, harassed waiters, queues, as unromantic as they come, in fact there's a lot not to like. But choose your time, early lunch or evening, avoid weekends, bring a great bottle of... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Food was great, place was generally clean, toilets not so much. Service was quick and good. I was there on a Tuesday for lunch and while at 11:45 there were virtually no clients, at noon there were almost no empty tables. Probably worth reserving.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Went here for a friends birthday at the weekend. I expected it to be busy on a Saturday but literally could not stop sweating, we were really uncomfortable the whole evening. We had a set menu and told the waiters there were 3 vegetarians and 1 vegan, however ended up with only a sag aloo and some paneer each. Everything... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere was alright but the food was not that good.. I went to needoo which is in the same area and that was better and cheaper than tayyabs.. There was more oil in the curry than the gravy which ruined the whole taste and our mood. Biryani was not nice either. The people from the UK may like it... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

this used to be my all time favourite place to get a great curry in the heart of the east end at reasonable prices, the breads and veggie offer all as delicious and varied as the meat choices. a special place with an even unique history. however, tayyabs seems to have become a victim of its own success. feels more... More

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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Romantic or atmospheric it is not. You don't come here for the wonderful service or romantic atmosphere. You come here for delicious/cheap food, a laugh with friends in a causal environment in which you get to bring your own booze. What more would one want? I will return again and again..... and again! Book in advance, or expect quite the... More

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Cardiff
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95 reviews 95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went on a miserable Thursday evening. Despite having booked a table,there was a queue of about 20 ahead of us, and we were told to wait. Sorry to say, but I could not help seeing that at least two people had been sick near the doorway. I associate this with late nights outside cheap ` cheerful curry joints, after the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Top place in east London. Only complaint is the que is a mission but worth a visit. The food is all round very good and the atmosphere is vibrant. Probably best with friends rather then family.

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