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Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb

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Beirut, sector 79, Naher st 12 | Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, Beirut, Lebanon
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This is a wonderful little restaurant ideal fro brunch or a wonderfully...
This is a wonderful little restaurant ideal fro brunch or a wonderfully varied lunch. Souk el Tayeb started as a farmers market in 2004, and now offer a range of delicious regional Lebanese dishes and desserts, as well as preserves, jams and sweets that can be bought in the restaurant. The concept is to offer fresh, organic food, with dishes changing weekly, so that one can savour different dishes from around Lebanon. Brunch is offered on Saturday, and during the week a wonderful lunch buffet is offered at a set price, including main courses, appetizers and salads, as well as desserts.The food is nothing short of delicious and the service impeccable and very friendly. The space is light and laid back, with a mixed crowd of lunching ladies, young professionals and some business men, all seamlessly blending in together. There is also a little outside space with a couple of tables.
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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dishes that you can find here and in Lebanese families only

Tawlet turns around this lebanese lady who is the main cook. Very warm place, and high quality food. Open only for lunch; this makes it difficult for a lunch break, because the buffer is so rich and good that you are tempted to overeat.. you can find the classics of the lebanese food, and probably... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Modena, Italy
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Modena, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Tawlet turns around this lebanese lady who is the main cook. Very warm place, and high quality food. Open only for lunch; this makes it difficult for a lunch break, because the buffer is so rich and good that you are tempted to overeat.. you can find the classics of the lebanese food, and probably the best quality of dishes... More 

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Riffa, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is the meaning of homemade food. The place is decorated in a very simple, but interesting way. It is set up as a buffet and each day a different Lebanese lady cooks the feast (from different parts of Lebanon) so you are bound to find fresh salads and hearty and authentic dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Kamal the founder brought the woman from all region of LEBANON To cook and made sure the recipes are made from natural and organic Source and slow cooked the same as it use to be The taste is great service is excellent and do not miss lunch there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Tawlet offers traditional Lebanese food. The menu changes weekly. It is an open buffet with excellent value for money. I enjoyed the food and the service was good. I recommend this restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Is that everything on the table is in the open air, nothing is covered either by a plastic cover or a plate. Which means if people are talking together while choosing which plate to eat, their saliva while talking can be spread on the dish itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They have different chefs to cover all the different style of cooking from the different areas in Lebanon. What I like is the consistency of quality, taste and amount of salt, where it is just the right amount.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

The most delicious authentic gastronomic experience on our trip to Beirut was at Tawlet - beautifully decorated eatery where each week a different lady chef comes into the city and cooks the traditional Lebanese dishes of her village. The staff was very friendly and the experience was very well worth of the $30 per meal spent....

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

An all you can eat buffet style with some of the freshest, in season food we had all trip. A different cook each day bringing their own twist on local earthy food. Salads, hot and cold food, and a nice array of pastries/desserts. Well worth the trouble to find this funky little restaurant for what must be the most authentic... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Not an easy place to find but it is situated in the artisan " green" part of town - for the Londoners this is the Shoreditch of Beirut. The restaurant itself is simply laid out but very welcoming with long tables for communal dining and getting to know other visitors and cushioned benches along the walls. It is an all... More 

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Baabdâte, Mont-Liban, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Fibe location, amazing escape, nice relaxation under tge sunset and a good service... but the food could be better, more varieties, better quality and freshness.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beirut, sector 79, Naher st 12 | Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean

Description

This is a wonderful little restaurant ideal fro brunch or a wonderfully varied lunch. Souk el Tayeb started as a farmers market in 2004, and now offer a range of delicious regional Lebanese dishes and desserts, as well as preserves, jams and sweets that can be bought in the restaurant. The concept is to offer fresh, organic food, with dishes changing weekly, so that one can savour different dishes from around Lebanon. Brunch is offered on Saturday, and during the week a wonderful lunch buffet is offered at a set price, including main courses, appetizers and salads, as well as desserts.The food is nothing short of delicious and the service impeccable and very friendly. The space is light and laid back, with a mixed crowd of lunching ladies, young professionals and some business men, all seamlessly blending in together. There is also a little outside space with a couple of tables.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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