We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Sunday afternoon curry”
Review of Tayyabs

Tayyabs
Ranked #4,317 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
Price range: $16 - $23
Cuisines: Pakistani
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Whitechapel
Loughton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sunday afternoon curry”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

First time eating here. Food was lovely. Easy menu, nicely spiced and piping hot. Waiting staff just seat you take your order and bring you the food. No fussing around you. Bring you own booze keeps the cost down too. I'd use this place again.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank TonyWingster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,946 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    842
    870
    464
    304
    466
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“BRILLIANT!!!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Really great restaurant, good food, very cheap, only downside gets very busy at night times so have to wait til you can get in, don't blame them very good food, proper asian home style food

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank farah001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
England
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Run of the mill food at 100 an hour pace”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We had read that this place had had great write ups. Visit was a nightmare whirlwind, they couldn't get you in and out quick enough. Noisy, rushed atmosphere with very average food. Had much better curries elsewhere.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Jimjam09
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wouldn't be going here again!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We thought we would try this restaurant out as it seems to be a busy place. We arrived and were taken downstairs to our seats, the atmosphere down there was not what we expected. Music blaring, staff shouting across at each other. The atmosphere aside, the food did not meet expectations either, the starters were bland and oily, the main was also not appetising and at this point we left without even considering desert. Overall I would not be going back the next time I visit London!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank SAG2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fast Food - ok if you are in a rush!”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

So this was my first time after having had the place recommended many times by a good friend. Going in at 7:30 on a Thursday probably isnt the best time and I knew we would be in for a wait. We were told by a staff member that it would be about 20-25 mins wait and he was on the money.

So by now I was really getting ready for some excellent Indian cuisine. The menu is very simple with a narrow selection - to keep the prep work down so they can serve more people faster - My friend ordered for us and the lamb chops were good, as was the shish kebab. Naans fresh and tasty and the 2 main dishes of baby chicken and a spiced up chicken tikka masala were very good as well.

So why I am only giving it a 3/5? Overall I felt the experience was very rushed - there is a constant focus on speed which really detracts from the quality ingredients. I understand their business model is to keep prices down (BYO so that really helps) and get diners in and out as fast as possible but it makes for a less than pleasurable experience.

I will go again but prob for lunch in the week when maybe it is less hectic. (Oh you cant book tables BTW)

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
3 Thank bigchiefdaddio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Tayyabs also viewed

 

Been to Tayyabs? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing