Folk Guide to East London part 2
If your in the Brick Lane area (also known as Bangla town to the locals due to it is huge Bangladeshi community) and feeling a bit peckish you can find yourself not seeing the wood for the trees so the question is where do you start with so much to offer?
After many a lunchtime experimenting the answer has become simple - you head east towards the end of Brick lane away from the brightly light neon restaurants towards Whitechapel and head to a little gem called Tayyabs.
Started by Mohammad Tayyab over 30 years ago, the restuarant was originally a daytime café for locals and those in the know and finally opened an evening restaurant. Recently refurbished the restaurant is decorated in bold colours and subtle lighting, balancing the fiery menu and busy atmosphere.
Tayyabs is more rough and ready than refined, but it has something magical that makes it a lot better than committing to one of the run of the mill curry houses on Brick Lane. It simply does an excellent job of keeping everyone happy.
Though unlicensed, you can take a bottle and the staff are more than happy to help you crack into your favourite tipple.
You can actually book a table now, as long as it is 24 hours ahead, not the same day. Otherwise, it’s a matter of doing what us Brits do best and queuing but trust us its worth it!