A foodie favourite for modern British
Lyle's was one the first restaurants we put into the London restaurant guide back in July 2015. Since then it has been awarded a Michelin star, reward for hard work and their innovative take on modern British dining. Here's our original review: We love set menus. Not those stuffy tasting menus you get in some restaurants where you must direct the Hubble space telescope onto your plate to see what you're eating. We mean take a seat and let the chef choose what's in season and present the best of these ingredients in three or four plates of satisfyingly good food. Lyle's dinner menu is just that - really good, and we mean really really good, food. You'll feel like the best modern British chef just invited you over to his place for dinner. But if you insist on choosing for yourself then come for the a la carte menu at lunch when things a little more flexible.
The evening menu is a set menu with seasonal modern British food, we think the lunch ala carte menu is a better option as the same dinner dishes are offered during the day plus a few others. Share a few plates over a long lunch.
Lyle's mentions around the internet
"...all said and done you're eating dishes you'd be happy to come back to again and again, and you're doing so in a lovely room served by lovely staff who can't do enough for you." ...Full review at Cheese & Biscuits
"There’s a sense of excitement around what you’ll get presented in front of you, as the menu gives little away and the kitchen is clearly bursting with creativity." ...Full review at Cutlery Chronicles
"It is some kind of refined perfection going on here." ...Full review at London Eater
"In terms of quality of cooking and value, it puts most similar places to shame." ...Full review at London Piggy
"Now that chef James Lowe has relaxed a little, it’s some of the most exciting cooking in the capital." ...Full review at Marina O'Loughlin - The Gaurdian
"Don’t expect a typical fish & chips, but think of kipper, kale & sea weed for example..." ...Full review at Petitie Passpot