Hg2 : The Hedonist


There’s only one curry house in the East End where they queue around the block for a table – New Tayyab in Whitechapel. Opened back in 1974 by Mohammad Tayyab, the decades saw it expand from a café and move into the former corner pub site that it now occupies. The simple menu of excellent Punjabi dry-meat curries, buttery breads and some exemplary tandoor dishes in chicken and mutton tikka, seekh and shami kebabs and deep-marinated lamb chops is all priced so cheaply, says, Jay Rayner, the Observer’s restaurant critic, “that they practically pay you to take the food away”. While Charles Campion also gives it the nod, for being a multi-cultural London experience like no other, “What could be better than a Pakistani grill house?” he asks. Unlicensed, it’s a BYO deal, which keeps the cost down even more.

83-89 Fieldgate Street,
E1 1JU
+44 20 7247 6400
Opening Times
daily, noon-23.30pm
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