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Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb

12 Beirut, sector 79, Naher st | Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, Beirut 0000, Lebanon
+961 1 448 129
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“salads” (13 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
12 Beirut, sector 79, Naher st | Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, Beirut 0000, Lebanon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a family with a toddler. Everyone had a great time. The setting in nature is beautiful and so relaxing. The place so organized and well taken care of. very rare are such places where you can eat in a natural setting in...More

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SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you for your great review! :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is just amazing, open buffet on weekends, food is prepared by the local community, products are all bio, and tasty. Traditional Lebanese cuisine, the scenery is breath taking, overlooking the Bekaa Valley. Highly recommended, it is better to book ahead of time, specially...More

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SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you for your great review! :)

Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

I have been to different restaurants in Beirut but Tawlet was definitely the best so far. Every lunch a different cook with different plates. Very delicious. They explain every single plate how it is made in fluent English. Do not miss this one.

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SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you for your great review! :)

Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Just amazing! From the moment you step in, you feel the special touch! From the white and colorful hammocks hung on olive trees, to cosy cushions, to the delicious fresh buffet set in the heart of the nature .... All was just perfect! Kids were...More

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SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you Hala for your great review! :)

Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

I could come everyday to this place Amazing buffet cooked with love by lebanese women from different regions of the country So each day u have a different region It is healthy and fresh and delicious The space is beautiful , full of light and...More

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SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Sahtein Eileen! We love having you around!

Reviewed April 8, 2017

Make sure to go to Tawlet, the food is amazing! Better to book a table before as it gets quite packed.

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SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Thank you very much for this - Sahtein!

Reviewed April 6, 2017

If you go to any Lebanese restaurant you will be served the usual mezzeh dishes, hommos, moutabbal, etc... Rarely do you find a restaurant that serves home cooked Lebanese dishes... Tawlet not only serves the best of Lebanese cuisine, it does so in a charming...More

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SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Many thanks Tarek, we greatly appreciate your feedback! Ahla w Sahla anytime!

Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We went there on a chef's recommendation. The food is ok. A lot of choice and very traditional. We thought it was a bit expensive.More

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SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2016

Hello Sigrid, thank you for visiting Tawlet. Our vision is to celebrate food and traditions that unite communities and the culture of sustainable agriculture, where profit is generated to support farmers, cooks, and producers. Prices have not changed since the opening in 2009, and we...More

Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I went there today, the food is very normal, the place is very small and not interesting at all, the most thing that bothered me is when you're filling your dishes the mothers and workers don't stop starring at you untill you leave the kitchen,...More

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SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2016

Hello, Thanks for taking time to offer your feedback of Tawlet. Here's the Tawlet Story: Tawlet is an extension of Souk El Tayeb, Lebanon's Farmers Market. Our vision is to celebrate the food and traditions that unite communities and support small-scale farmers and producers and...More

Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

It is a nice Lebanese style all you can eat buffet with mostly vegetarian variety. However, try to get there early as they do not replenish when a dish is done and usually tasty dishes finish first. Today for example the stuffed vine leaves with...More

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SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2016

Hello Anbar C, Thanks so much for visiting Tawlet. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the food. On average, we offer 13-14 different dishes, varying from cold to hot meat and vegetarian. Cooks replenish plates throughout the service (1-4 pm). Traditionally, stuffed grape leaf...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$13 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Beirut, sector 79, Naher st | Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, Beirut 0000, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 448 129
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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 offers 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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