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London Eats: Tayyabs, Whitechapel

25 Sep

Established in 1972, Tayyabbs has long been serving the people of east London the most delicious Pakistani cooking around. It’s a firm favourite with my friendship group, as with a BYOB policy you can go stuff your face, drink your own wine and pay no more than £20.

My absolute favourite dish is the spiced and sizzling lamb chop platter, I also find the naan breads so flavourful and fresh. The curry is amazing full of lamb (or chicken) and all with their own spicy twists. My only criticism is that they can be a little greasy. It must be said, the atmosphere is simply mad. Even with a booking there’s crowding, pushing shouting and often chaos. The restaurant greeter does have it all in hand (usually) and when you do eventually get a table – you will be shouted at in the nicest way possible to place your order. They always remember i without writing it down, even for tables of 11! It’s not for the faint hearted if you want a quiet corner – go elsewhere. Typically its fun folk getting together and a lot of laughter and joy. There is always the obligatory table of suited ‘*rhymes with Anchor* banker types who are just that bit too loud, grating and vulgar. Just ignore those and you’ll be okay!

Here are some pictures to entice your taste buds:

Verdict: 9 / 10

83-89 Fieldgate St, Whitechapel, London E1 1JU
Top Tip: Booking in advance is absolutely necessary www.tayyabs.co.uk

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