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Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb

Naher st | sector 79, Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, 12 Beirut, Beirut 0000, Lebanon
+961 1 448 129
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
Naher st | sector 79, Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, 12 Beirut, Beirut 0000, Lebanon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I will be honest, I wanted to visit this place since it first opened, but I have been living in the states. So I will say now that I wish my review wasn't true: To start, the place is cute and very off the beaten...More

Thank Jacob S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best meal I've ever had. Fresh ingredients cooked by local chefs who were keen to talk about their dishes. Relaxed friendly atmosphere, can't wait to go back

Thank muffinoon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few people mentioned this hidden gem so we had to try it. Hands down this meal was exquisite in its mix of flavors and freshness. The restaurant itself is tucked away at the end of a small alley off Armenia street. Walking in you...More

Thank kbb202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the Saturday LBP 50.000,- buffet and was not disappointed. Variety of different dishes, good spread for vegetarians, too. Ask the chef to prepare you the "egg of the day". Arak and not too sweet rosewater are included. The only slight drawback: The Arabic...More

Thank karld535
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tawlet is the farmer’s kitchen at Souk el Tayeb. Each day a different cook from a different region prepares their traditional menu using produce from the market. This spread is available for your indulgence as an open buffet ($33) or simply enjoy the dish of...More

Thank Shona G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting concept , they invite chefs from all the regions of lebanon to cook family recipes and regional specialities . Each day is a different cook and region . Buffet style , very good home cooked specialities . I was told afterwards that they...More

Thank Tarek I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course I haven't tried every restaurant in Beirut, but it's hard to imagine anywhere can be better than this. Each day the food is drawn from a different region - one day I was there it was Armenian, another day it was from a...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Organic and healthy food often comes at the expense of good taste. Not at Tawlet restaurant, nestled in an unpretentious back alley in Beirut. All fresh organic ingredients, bringing the best cooking practices directly from local communities. Chef Fadi is always on top of it,...More

Thank nwsaab
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

I found out about this restaurant in Beirut Mar Mikhael area from a Facebook post of a friend of mine from school. Kamel and his lovely family the Taha family prepared and served the meal today. An open buffet for lunch with desert... with all...More

Thank Maya M
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We were recommended to come and eat here. it was delicious, so pleased we came here. Very friendly staff.

Thank Kate G
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Naher st | sector 79, Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, 12 Beirut, Beirut 0000, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 448 129
This is a wonderful little restaurant ideal fro brunch or a wonderfully varied lunch. Souk el Tayeb started as a farmers market in 2004, and now offers a range of delicious regional Lebanese dishes and desserts, as well as preserves, jams and sweets that can be bought in the restaurant. The concept is to offer fresh, organic food, with dishes changing weekly, so that one can savour different dishes from around Lebanon. Brunch is offered on Saturday, and during the week a wonderful lunch buffet is offered at a set price, including main courses, appetizers and salads, as well as desserts.The food is nothing short of delicious and the service impeccable and very friendly. The space is light and laid back, with a mixed crowd of lunching ladies, young professionals and some business men, all seamlessly blending in together. There is also a little outside space with a couple of tables.
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