Started by Mohammad Tayyab more than 30 years ago, this family run restaurant in historic Whitechapel has grown in size and reputation over the years. Originally a daytime café for locals and those in the know, Tayyabs eventually opened an evening restaurant in an adjoining Victorian pub. The menu is 100% halal.

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83 - 89 Fieldgate Street
E1 1JU
+44 20 7247 6400
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 590 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Tayyabs

5.0 out of 5 20 August 2016
by Sana H.

Adding my voice to the choir to say that this was one of my most favorite meals ever. After leaving England at the age of 6, one of my most distinct memories was the unparalleled quality of kababs at the Pakistani restaurants there, comparable only perhaps to kababs in Pakistan and BK Jani in Brooklyn. When I came back to London as a 24 year old, I knew I wanted to taste the lamb again --...more

5.0 out of 5 15 August 2016
by Alisa R.

What a random find! We were walking by and had to come in because the food smelled so intensely good!

We were not wrong!

We got an order of lamb chops, chicken tikka, and a shish kabab along with rice pilaf and traditional naan. It was delicious!

The meat came on a sizzling pan, the naan was freshly made and so warm when it came out.

The very best thing was actually was the mango lassi! We...more

4.0 out of 5 5 August 2016
by Barry L.

Tayyabs is practically an institution to East London's food scene, and is one of the best Pakistani restaurants around.

The restaurant spans four floors and can seat hundred, yet there is always a queue (which luckily goes by quite quickly).

The dry meat and lamb chops seem to be staple items, but the menu is rather light on chicken, fish, or essentially non-lamb options unless you want to...more

4.0 out of 5 2 August 2016
by Sampad D.

Loved this place !

Loved the lamb shanks.

Its a huge place with plenty of seating. We got the lamb shanks and keema. Everything was good.

Will certainly recommend this place !more

3.0 out of 5 10 July 2016
by Livi S.

Aaaaah I so wanted to love this place, after reading all the great reviews, but damnnn I don't know, it just didn't live up to the hype. We arrived and got a table quite easily on a Thursday lunchtime and were quickly brought some salad to nibble on. Following from that, we waited for around 30 mins for someone to take our order and only after asking a few times, did we finally manage to...more

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