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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 #16 of 505 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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pomfret, vt
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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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Beirut, Lebanon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tawlet is where you can taste the genuine Lebanese food and know more about the villages’ cuisine. If you are in Beirut, there is no excuse not to try this place.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I wish I could eat at Tawlet everyday. Amazing concept (food on weekdays prepared by female cooks from across the country so that every day's menu is unique, locally oriented, and thoughtfully prepared) that keeps one excited to return to see what's in store. The spread never disappoints, with an abundance of mezze, main dishes, and desserts, all served buffet... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Kamal Mouzawak is the driving force of a new wave of lebanese chefs who adopt the concepts of slow food with ingredients of great quality and the support of local producers. In his trendy restaurant external chefs rotate to present their meals. Innovation and tradition, quality and taste. A must go if you are in Beirut.

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Beirut, Lebanon
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great concept of getting women to bring to you what they make within their own kitchens. No pretense here, just down to earth wholesome goodness of all that's Lebanese. The setting is secondary; food is the primary focus here. If you want the real stuff here it is; be prepared to accept the variability of changing chefs daily.

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Beirut, Lebanon
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Long story short, this place is not to be missed! We went for Saturday's brunch, arrived at 2 pm, right when the second shift of food had just started, and we had no idea where to start from! The food, water, lemonade, arak and dessert (including fruits) are included in the open buffet. Everything is homemade and extremely fresh and... More 

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Paris, France
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

The concept of tawlet is cool and the food is not bad only if you get to taste it. In fact, the owners seem so eager to make more money out of their (mainly salad buffet) and get as many people into each service that you can walk into the restaurant and sit at your table only to realize that... More 

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Paris, France
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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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107 reviews 107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Additional Information about Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb

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

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