Harden's survey result
“Queues are mad!” at this “always crazy” and “fantastically good-value” 500-seater, Punjabi BYO in the East End, which is “busy even into the late hours”, and a serious rival to the older Lahore five minutes’ walk away. Everything is “simply delicious”, with “the real highlights being the sizzling and smoking tandoori plates”: lamb chops in particular “always hit the mark”, but “everything is so fresh”.
“Embrace the chaos and suck down those chops!” – this “noisy and rambunctious neighbourhood joint with 500 seats” has become “an East End institution” to rival the older Lahore. “The queues are tough” but “it’s worth the wait and the hassle for fabulous Pakistani food at ridiculously cheap prices”. “For Cobra, shop up the street at the Tesco Metro, as they are BYO”.
“Brilliant as ever, despite the chaos” – this 500-seat, “noisy and rambunctious” Whitechapel “scrum” (“full of smoke and smells”) is “the king of the East End” for fans of its “incredibly good value” meat platters and curries, and “is worth the trip just for the lamb chops alone”. Even if you’ve booked however, getting a table can be an “ordeal”. “It’s BYO, shop for beer up the street at the Tesco Metro.”
“If you can deal with the chaos and the mayhem” (and the “enormous queue”), this “cavernous” East End Pakistani is “worth it” for its “to-die-for” tandoori lamb chops, kebabs and curries – “they’re a world apart from the sorry food culture of nearby Brick Lane”.
Tayyabs Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Get there early to avoid the dinner queues - my friend and I arrived just after 7pm on a Thursday evening to nab one of the last remaining tables on the ground floor: when we left an hour later, the long queue was snaking towards the front door. Food was tasty, but service - although friendly - was rushed: the first time I had to stop the waiter taking my plate away before I had finished eating, whilst the second time, I didn't even notice him swipe my side dish before I had finished it! To add insult to injury, the bill arrived before we even had a chance to think about dessert. The decor is stylish, but tables are very closely spaced, making for minimal privacy from diners at the next door table. Toilets are downstairs, so are not accessible to anyone with serious mobility issues or in a wheelchair. Thursday night is lamb chops special evening and I would counsel anyone with respiratory issues to avoid it at all costs - the chops arrive sizzling so hot on the metal tandoors that they give off seriously choking fumes, to the extent that on one occasion, I actually had to go outside to breathe in fresh air to clear my lungs, whilst my asthmatic companion battled on valiantly to breathe at the table during my absence!"
83 Fieldgate St, London, E1 1JU
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|Tuesday||12 pm‑11:30 pm|
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|Sunday||12 pm‑11:30 pm|