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 583 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Tayyabs

5.0 out of 5 19 July 2016
by Jasmine K.

My family has been eating here since 1972.... My grandparents had their warehouse on new road for decades and the food has been on point since I was a kid.

Kebabs are a staple. That's all I dream about when I'm in LA (live there now)

Dry meat, lamb karahi, and lamb chops can't go wrong with either.

Anyway I'm heading there now my mouth is watering !! Lolmore

3.0 out of 5 14 July 2016
by Michael T.

Fun atmosphere, ok food, ok service


Food arrived quickly

Restaurant was clean

Unique atmosphere


Very crowded

Seating is a challenge

Getting the attention of the service staff is near impossible

Naan was interesting - was sweet in the middle which was unexpected

Only accepted cash on this day...even though store sign says it accepts a variety of credit cardsmore

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

4.0 out of 5 27 April 2016
by Wendy L.

A Punjabi restaurant still running since it opened in 1972.

The decor was modern and comfortable with it's leather chairs. Tables were of solid oak filled with a jug of water.

Make sure you make a reservation. Even with two floors the place was quickly filled and a long queue formed. Noise levels got a bit high but service didn't let us down. There are so many waiting staff employed in a...more

2.0 out of 5 14 April 2016
by Has S.

Anyone else feel that the quality has gone down and that they are rushing you in and out when dining there?

A bunch of friends booked a Sunday lunch time here and to be honest it was not as busy as it is during weekdays... It's carnage during weekdays!

The starters or shall I say the mixed grill starter was the only saving grace as the meat was cooked, tasted great and got us excited for...more

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