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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 #7 of 445 restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Lebanese
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.
Restaurant details
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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

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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Beirut, Lebanon
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111 reviews 111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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4 reviews 4 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Beirut
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This restaurant is a real gem in beirut. It's like a persons best kept secret. I was so surprised by the amazing authentic food we tried. Simply exquisite and it makes my mouth water every time I think of what I ate. We had that day Armenian food and yalangi and some excellent sweets. I can't wait to go back... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This resto became a regular destination for me since i can enjoy authentic exquisite lebanese food. Each time they bring a cook from a lebanese region where she cooks her region's traditions. Wawwwww :) Healthy and delicious all the time. Imagine ladies cooking dishes based on their gained know how from their moms, grandmas and way back. I believe you... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

You want to experience beirut, and to be more accurate, genuine beirut? You have to go to Tawleh. As a matter of fact, everywhere eek, you have a different cook coming from one of the lebanese villages. Also highly recommended is to have your birthday party here. What a great concept!

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