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Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb

Beirut, sector 79, Naher st 12 | Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, Beirut, Lebanon
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Ranked #12 of 475 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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.
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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Since the cook at this cute little Lebanese food cafe changes daily it is really a hit and miss if the food will be great, good or bland! I have had really good chicken and rice here and possibly the most tasteless lentils (mjadra) I have ever known! Set price for a mini buffet style selection of food, you get... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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102 reviews 102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have been many times to Tawlet and was always impressed. Yesterday however, with the Queen of Kebbe and Stuffed Vine Leaves, Suzanne Douaihy, you know that even familiar food can take another dimension. The whole set of starters, mains and desserts with delicious Arak or for the working crowd, a refreshing rose water drink was a pleasure to the... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The food served at Tawlet in Beirut is made by local Palestinian women and Syrian refugees. They cook their own traditional specialities, which are served in kitchenlike surroundings. Warmly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I've been to Tawlet a handful of times. It's a very welcoming place with lots of natural light coming in and a wonderful place to have lunch in Beirut. Each week, people from different villages come and cook regional cuisine their way, so the experience and menu will differ, but I've never been disappointed. It's an interesting mix of modern... More

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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154 reviews 154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The food at Tawlet is made with locally grown products. The people they employ are local farmers and refugees in need. The location is beautiful, the ambiance friendly and the food is awesome. This place is amazing. Don't miss their cooking classes, they are really fun too!

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

because tayeb means tasty. this place is v. unique for beirut. fresh, organic, home cooked regional foods served on buffet in canteen-style setting with large wooden tables and share seating etc. v. tasty, but do come with a big appetite to get the most of your money as it is on the pricey side/ luckily, open buffet so you can... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Good initiative to provide tourists and the quiche crowd with a taste of authentic Lebanese cuisine and what Lebanese home cuisine is like. However, it fails quite short of the real deal. You see, it takes hours and hours with lot's of patience and continuous tasting to prepare a tabkha. The best ones at homes can't deal with more than... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Tawlet is a unique initiative bringing in different chefs (the best ones in town) everyday to prepare a buffet set menu which showcases each chef's cuisine and style. all in all it's a great place to have a step out of the daily hectic lifestyle and have something tasty as well. bravo guys,

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Nice, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Excellent Saturday brunch with a variety of Lebanese and international dishes in a buffet layout, with a focus on quality over quantity. Excellent coffee, fresh OJ and a large pitcher of Arak on hand for the thirsty. At 45K Lebanese Pounds, may seem pricey, but excellent value by Beirut standards.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The restaurant's concept of offering organic dishes from different regions in Lebanon on a weekly basis is wonderful. The food is good and includes a buffet chosen by the cooks from the region of choice plus 2 plat de jour that can be selected instead of the buffet. Obviously, the tastes differ based on the food being offered that day/week... More

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