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Tayyabs curry house has reopened after immigration raid

Kitty Drake

East End Punjabi curry house Tayyabs officially reopened at lunchtime yesterday (Thursday August 31) after a temporary closure by the authorities. News of its shutting prompted something of a Twitter meltdown.

Tayyabs had been out of action since Tuesday, following a raid by the Home Office’s Immigration Enforcement agency. Of nine staff members alleged to be working illegally, it has been reported that five are being deported.

Service at the restaurant – which opened in 1972 – has now resumed. One manager commented: ‘We were given a closure notice, which meant a 48-hour closure. That’s now expired.’

Fancy a curry? Check out our round-up of the best Indian restaurants in London.

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