Tayyabs has gone down hill big time. I have eaten here many times and still dream of the wonderful meals I used to eat. I have eaten here with many different guests and am talking from experience not like a tourist who eats here once and does not know. Since the old manager left, service can be really erratic, food orders incorrectly taken, long waits (which is amazing as anyone who knows Tayyabs of old could have called Tayyabs fast food!)
Seating was reorganised several times for a refit, and left it cramped and something out of a comedy show annoying everyone when trying to enter and exit the table and vice versa for other customers. Controversy aside the prices have risen as the clientèle have changed, I am not going to spell this out, but you if you are not daft you will know what I mean, this used to be a community canteen style affair and the prices reflected that. Now that prices have risen and portions have decreased, you do not have to be a genius to work out that those who are really in the know go elsewhere, get much better quality and pay half the price, and I am not going to say where as those that do know have left the New Tayyabs way behind.
You used to be able to eat here in seconds, it added to the charm as soon as you sat the order was taken, food came hot and fresh and all at once, starters mains everything, to some this was hurried, but really it added to the charm, amazing quality food at ever so cheap prices that made Brick Lane and any other curry house look like a joke. If you wanted to take your time over the meal, they were not going to kick you out so you took your time, but if you wanted to eat and leave quickly then it worked perfectly. Now the service is overly complicated and poorly run. The breads are not as good as they used to be and anyone who knew what they used to be like will know what I mean. The main problem apart from the smaller and more expensive food, is the blandness and insipid nature of