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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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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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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  • 8
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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Essex England
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Essex England
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Just go and enjoy. Honest food with true ingredients healthy and not blasé. Nice service and people take the time to tell you the story behind your food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

I've visited this restaurant couple of times and I believe that whoever wants to taste some home cooking Lebanese food from many regions of this country. This is the perfect destination. Good atmosphere, and friendly service

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Dubai
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Head to Tawlet for original, home cooked Lebanese food. It's fresh, buffet changes daily and ever so yummy! Will definitely visit again.

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We have been here a few times and it is always changing. The chefs rotate from different regions allowing you to have a whole new experience. Take the cooking class, it is worth your time and money.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Undoubtedly the most memorable and authentic gastronomic experience of our recent trip to Beirut took place at Tawlet - an unpretentious eatery where each week a different lady comes into the city and cooks the traditional Lebanese dishes of her village. We spent four hours having Saturday brunch at Tawlet and everything we ate was fresh and beyond delicious Simply... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Tried here for lunch. Amazing buffet to choose from. This was probably my best food experience in Beirut. However, the lunch is at 33 USD per person (a drink included), I find it too much for what it is. The service was not the best, we had to wait almost half an hour to drink our arak. Brunch on Saturdays.

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pomfret, vt
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The food was fine (at lunch) and there was plenty to choose from. There was a crowd of local "ladies who lunch"- clearly this is someplace the local hipsters congregate as well. Worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood but I wouldn't make a special trip.

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I am not a fan of buffets but tawleh is different. The selection is not large but the quality is top. A couple of salads, starters and three to four mains. The food you get at tawleh is a combination of home and quality food. On top of the buffet you can ask for a couple of egg based warm... More 

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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

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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