Disaster -- New Tayyab (Fieldgate St.) has had a makeover during Ramadan and now has a polished wooden floor, recessed lighting and crap art on the walls. At least the toilets are still Arctic. But that down-at-heel cafe look is gone for ever (unless we can persuade them to have a "makeunder").
Aesthetics aside, they seem to have removed the ventilation system (blocked up the window?) and it's now uncomfortably smoky (i.e. fag smoke - I don't mind food smells). Also, the hard surfaces have, surprise surprise, increased the noise level substantially.
The good news is that the food seems entirely unchanged.