To round out my first day in London I was thrilled to head to Tyabbs, a favorite restaurant of mine, that serves Pakistani fare in the back streets of Whitechapel. It’s the sort of place you question when someone suggests it but after your first visit (for me about five years ago) you will return with gusto.
The restaurant is about a five minute walk from Whitechappel station so Rose and I headed there about 7ish to meet Chuck. We joined the back of a decent queue of people in the very packed restaurant. The restaurant spans across two shop fronts and into a giant basement area (this never used to be open a few years ago). We waited about fifteen minutes until as a group of three we were selected to prematurely jump line. Yay!
One of the many reasons Tyabbs is such a great hit is the quality to price ratio. They knock it out of the park with amazing quality, well prepared food at a ridiculously cheap price. It may be seems as a challenge to spend more than £10 a head year. And as it’s a BYO so you can’t cheat by ordering wine to push the bill up.
Once you make it to your table delicious crispy poppadoms are delivered with a trio of sauces including a cool and creamy, a sweet and tangy and a hot and spicy. Could you ask for anything more?
When ordering they offer just about everything here but the true specialty, the reason de être, is the meats or tikka paneer (yay for veggies like moi) with a salad garnish that you wrap in your hot crispy nan bread. To top it off we ordered the scrumptious chick pea curry. It’s the sort of curry that waved bye bye to other chick pea curries on it’s way to tasting great.
Can’t recommend a visit enough. Oh and our bill… £9 a head…