Lyle's Restaurant

4.3
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67 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Located on the ground floor of the Tea Building in Shoreditch, Head Chef James Lowe brings together an established network of farmers and fisherman with his pared back, modern, British menu. The highly seasonal menu changes daily and is accompanied by an affordable wine list.
Lyle’s is a clean, quiet, and serene space offering lunch and dinner, as well as a drop in coffee bar. The minimalist design of the space makes the venue the ideal backdrop for any occasion. Lyle's was awarded a Michelin star in 2015.
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg... I had only heard good things so I went with high expectations. I was amazed by everything- the whole experience from start to finish was amaaaaazing!!! Would def come back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Found Lyle’s through the world best restaurants dining website. It is highly rated amongst other TOP 50 World Best restaurants but the dishes are pale in comparison with other world best restaurants. The dishes are ordinary, it doesn’t wow us.

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vipManuelaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch for two with four dishes, and two desserts to share... well, when we finished I was ready to start again. Delicious, tasty, light and clean flavor! Definitely to repeat.
And lovely staff, too, they prepared twice our last dish (the amazing red deer) because it arrived when I was changing my little baby. Really appreciated, thanks!

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vipRosa60
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply Delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good, and we specifically liked the bread! We shared 5 plates and 2 desserts amongst the 3 of us. The butter was good enough to eat on its own. We enjoyed the food and would go back again when passing through London.

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vipKimchan
London
18 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I can just say every dishes were sour, no special cooking. The dishes were so small that we didn’t feel like eat something even we ordered 7 dishes. And actually the price are so expensive. The only good is their ingredients for the foods were very fresh. Won’t come back again

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StevenT
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food at this restaurant on the World's Top 50 list. Every dish was outstanding and wines were also good.

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vipKaye
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The restaurant was very quiet when we started our meal (we were first sitting) yet other tables sometimes got their snacks before us.

The menu changes daily, and sadly you cannot book on the day unless you are incredibly lucky (we booked in advance due to lack of availability).

The daily menu included a couple of incredibly simple dishes, which could have still been amazing, but they did nothing special with them at all.

All in all, decent experience, we finished the food, so it absolutely was not unpleasant, but it was not incredible food given the Michelin star. Expensive for what it is versus a lot of the other incredibly brilliant tasting menu style restaurants, with better food and cheaper price tag.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE! Perfection!

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Irened
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food was outstanding, but too expensive.
Also, it is not a comfortable place/chair to be seating for 2h and I was in an air current so cold all the time and got sick.
Not the experience I was expecting for £150 for a couple.

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DeniseR
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding across the board, as always - remarkable attention to detail, flavours, and staff knowledge/personability is unsurpassed in London.

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vipVHAB
London
71 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a regular place for us. The food is deceptively greta and the wine list very intersting and well priced.

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brone
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service and good ambience. Would return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mind blowing food.

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vipwfoodie
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the quality and creativity of the food, it was very much worth the price. Each bite surprised and impressed. We were pleased with the menu for the evening (pumpkin whey broth, monkfish & mutton) and only wish we could go back any given day to have the same meal again! The restaurant was also very kind to accommodate minor pregnancy food restrictions without sacrificing flavor or experience. Highly recommend.

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ScottB
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid from start to finish! Service, ambience, and of course food!!! This place hits on all marks of an amazing dining experience. Can’t wait to return!!!!
Thanks for providing a great date night Lyle. Lol

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like this restaurant very much! Looking forward to revisit next month!

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MichaelG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice casual atmosphere, great friendly service

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vipMomoL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding lunch - Glad I picked the place to bring my overseas guests

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olmodelo
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience1

There is nothing particularly wrong with this restaurant, however it’s astonishing to me that it was awarded a Michelin star. While the food is generally good, it’s just not of the extraordinary kind you’d expect from such a place. The ambience is not very nice - very cramped space - and the friendly service becomes rather slow and sloppy once the place gets full (we were left unattended with finished dishes for about 10 minutes more than once). Overall, a very expensive evening for what we got thus we will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Really over-priced for what it was. The menu of 60 pounds included a tomato soup, a fish, and some pork. Did not like the pork at all. I went there because it was on the San Pellegrino list - i wonder how it ended up on it

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vipadrianrichard
London
52 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Disappointed food is ok to poor , some glimpses of ability but overall not awesome . service is mixed pace of delivery disjointed . years ago when competition was limited in the area it built a reputation feel heavily trading on bygone days

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AndrewB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a trip over to London from Australia Lyles was the top of my list of restaurants to visit. I can definitely recommend it was a fantastic dinner and a great evening. Awesome place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, place and service! We love every single minute and bite of our lunch today. Even the salad was unforgettable In presentation and taste, and for me that says everything!

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vipLondonFoodie
London
96 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice dinner. 2nd time at Lyle but first since they entered the Top 50. The place was full and buzzy, but service was fast and prompt. The food is creative and is quite "foodie" - new flavours, new herbs , but cooked traditionally. The sea trout with sea herbs was to die for.

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Lifeofshayan
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food and drinks at Lyles. We had to wait a tiny bit for service but we were well informed about what was on offer and what the food and each dish was like.
The cost was moderate and I want to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AmAzing place and food

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AlessandroV
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good food and great philosophy for structuring the menu. However, the experience has been underwhelming for a restaurant ranked 38th in the world. The cockles were very tasty but sandy; the samphire with bottarga butter was not revolutionary and the dover sole, although fresh and nicely coocked, did not have any particular twist and could easily been served by a good restaurant down the road, there was no sparkle.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent. Recommend very highly. Lovely service, good food and nice dining room

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole experience. Food was amazing - fresh , innovative and great flavours. Our waiter , Charlie, was awesome -very engaging and attentive.

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vipTTW45
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Didn’t like being ignored at the bar; but had a great time nonetheless.

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freddiec
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely exceptional and the service was excellent.

JL
vipJohnL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Vegetarian menu was extremely well balanced and delicious. Engaging and helpful staff.

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vipsonia
London
21 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Some dishes were spectacular, others poor.
A charge of £12 for 2 slices of cheese was far too expensive

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit every time we are in London - incredible, clean flavors & exception wine pairings....affordable Michelin star dining

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vipGlor
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service could be better, wasn't enough staff to number of customers.

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BjChr
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great staff. I missed a wine pairing to the set menu.
The waitress solved it in a great way.

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DAVIDT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location on Shoreditch High Street inside the impressive Tea Building, Lyles mixes cafe style charm and friendliness with excellent cuisine. The lunch menu is not extensive but it offers a freshly created mix of dishes suitable for all tastes. The staff were friendly and offered good insight into the dishes. The Calcot based main dish was delicious as was the Treacle Tart & Milk Ice Cream.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place!! Love the grilled mussels!

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