Sunday 27 September 2015

RESTURANT REVIEW: Lyle's, Shoreditch

As you can see from the date on the menu it's been a few months since I visited Lyle's for lunch. In that time the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star so if that's not enough incentive to visit then I don't know what is. When I visited way back in June the restaurant had only started doing a Saturday lunch time service which was the very reason for my visit. At night the restaurant has a tasting menu which doesn't phase me in the slightest but I wanted to browse the a la carte so I held out for a lunch time date.

The food was exquisite and I enjoyed every single bite from every single plate. I can't remember all the ins and out because it was a few months ago (I really should start writing notes) but rest assured everything tasted as beautiful as it looked, even the fish head.

The restaurant itself has a converted warehouse feel, the space is large and open with  mixture of exposed bricks and white walls. With the mid-century furniture the whole effect was pretty Scandinavian which pleases me greatly. The dinning room is large, well lit and unfussy which makes the eye catching plates of food really stand out. The whole vibe is spacious, yet comforting and even with a Michelin star under it's belt there is still a wonderful casual element to the entire place.

Cured Dexter Topside and Saddleback Collar

Pea and Ticklemore - this was one of the most beautiful plates of food I've ever seen and it's the sort of thing I'd love to serve as a starter when I get married one day. The edible flowers lie on a plate of peas, herbs and shavings of the hard goat's cheese.

Asparagus, Burford Brown Egg and Buckwheat

Lemon Sole, Whey Butter and Sea Aster - a big fish head looks a little scary and I was in two minds about ordering this but I'm so glad we did because the fish was so meaty and succulent.

Ox Hearts, Onions and Cucumber

Risley, Jersey Royals and Lovage - I loved this dish, when the while cloud / blob arrived at the table I didn't really know what to expect but upon moving the creamy sauce aside the plate becomes a sea of vibrant autumnal colours.

Our meal at Lyle's was beyond wonderful and I cannot wait to visit again. I looked up the menu tonight and it sounds so beautifully autumnal I think I ought to return soon. We didn't have dessert on this occasion because we were completely full having tried quite a large selection of the smaller plates. I'm glad we tackled the menu as a sharing plates venture instead of going for a more typical starter and main course. For me, starters are by far the more interesting dishes in an restaurant so this arrangement worked out well.

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  1. Lyle's is on my list despite my fussiness! The edible flowers look amazing. x

  2. The whole meal looks amazing - I'm drooling over that pea and goat's cheese dish!

    - Elodie x

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