What is it?
Tayyabs is BYOB royalty – you’ll find this punjabi restaurant a short walk from Brick Lane, close to both Whitechapel & Aldgate East stations. Tayyabs is a lively and noisy place – expect to be rushed to your seats and your order served – that’s all part of the experience. Enjoy it.
Tayyabs is a lively and noisy place – expect to be rushed to your seats and your order served – that’s all part of the experience. Enjoy it.
What should you get?
This Punjabi restaurant is famous for it’s delicious curries, fast service and BYOB policy. Split over multiple levels you’ll be surprised at how large Tayyabs is, yet they still fill the place out nearly every weekend due to its reputation. Food here is more towards the spicy side so if that’s not your thing let the waiter know (or ask if you’re unsure). We’ve never had a bad meal here, every curry you opt for is flavoursome and as the recipe has been honed for years.
Tayyab’s lamb chops are legendary
Tayyab’s lamb chops are legendary, we recommend getting a couple of portions for the table (maybe more as they’ll go quickly, we guarantee). This sounds like a bit of a cop out (but it’s not – honest) all of their curries are delicious (and we’ve tried them all).
Best from the Tayyabs Menu
- Lamb Chops – as a starter or as a table sharer, you must get these
- Karahi Dhal Gosht – slow cooked lamb in a sophisticated sauce, you won’t want it to end.
- Karahi Bhindi – super tasty vegetarian curry, they’re typically quite spicy so be warned.
What to know before you go…
Tayyabs does not charge a corkage fee so feel free to bring whatever alcoholic beverages you like, there’s a Tesco round the corner to grab supplies. We definitely recommend booking ahead, especially if you’re in a group. We’ve never been to Tayyabs without there being a queue (even with a booking) so don’t be surprised if you have to wait a little while once you’re there.
|Value||Amazing value – hard to beat|
|Setting||Corny but charming|
|Closest station||Whitechapel & Aldgate East|