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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, 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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  • 20
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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
Food lovers' gem in Beirut

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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Essex England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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