Lyle's Restaurant

4.6
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60 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE! Perfection!

I
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

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.

DR
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

VH
London
59 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

b
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mind blowing food.

w
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

SB
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, nice casual atmosphere, great friendly service

ML
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

o
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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

a
London
52 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

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

AB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

LF
London
95 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AmAzing place and food

AV
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

RB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

f
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely exceptional and the service was excellent.

JL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

s
London
19 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

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

MH
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

G
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

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

BC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DA
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place!! Love the grilled mussels!

l
London
61 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative cooking with friendly, attentive staff.

W
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Straight, classy food. Extraordinary smoked eel and duck-toast with damson jam that I will remember many months from now. Enough here to justify any foodie traipsing from afar!

Place itself feels stripped back and maybe even Scandi - perfect as a lunch canteen but if I was being harsh, personally, maybe slightly sparse as evening spot. Killer food, great service and beautiful surrounding but - for me at least - more of a day-time place.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're thinking about booking but uncertain... Just do it

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will return! Inventive, seasonal meal.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Just amazing - the most delicious food and lovely friendly and knowledgable service. You can't get round the slightly super cool industrial decor but the warmth of everything else compensates fantastically.

M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant was a bit quieter than I expected for Thursday lunch. The service was excellent. The menu was a bit too unusual so I found it difficult to pick but the food was all really delicious. I felt that simpler descriptions perhaps would be better.
We were recommended to have 2 small plates each which I felt was not enough... I am not a huge eater but was hungry an hour or so later. I would suggest at least 3 each or lots of bread!

TA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Great service, nice ambience however the interiors are pretty bare and not that peculiar. The food was pretentious was missing the texture and punch to make it great and an exclusive experience.

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