Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ
Latest critic review: July 26, 2014
Critics' score: 6.5 out of 10

James Lowe's restaurant at the Tea Building in Shoreditch should be one of the big openings of the year. After big success at the Ten Bells, his all day restaurant will showcase his food and also aims to serve a damn fine coffee too.

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John Walsh Independent
Reviewed on July 26, 2014
"If you want to try edgy London cooking, if you want a no-choice dinner in Shoreditch, if you're a fan of fish heads, fish liver, cheese, fennel and a strong whiff of pretentiousness, then head for Lyle's. I'm not sure I'll be doing so again." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 4.5
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed by June 01, 2014
"The Blonde, Laura and Paddy really loved this place, and I admire the chef. The service was friendly, relaxed and inclusive, but I have reservations. This food is very, very English; I once wrote a book about the English, based on the premise that they are far more admirable than they are likeable, and that’s rather what I think of Lyle’s." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 7
Marina O'Loughlin Guardian
Reviewed on May 30, 2014
"There's a steely perfectionism at play here – even the coffee is beautiful. But like fashion, Lyle's could do with taking itself just a teeny bit less seriously." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 6.5
Tania Ballantine Time Out
Reviewed on May 27, 2014
"In short, almost everything we ate was notably good. Only the bitter notes of charred dover sole in a somewhat over-seasoned broth disappointed. But the sweet staff knew their food; and the semi-industrial setting (polished concrete floors, exposed girders, whitewashed brick walls) made for a relaxed setting." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on May 07, 2014
"Just as I prefer eating à la carte at The Clove Club, I would next visit to Lyle’s at lunchtime in order to pick and choose on the menu, which evolves and changes day by day, and gambol through the interesting wine list marked up with restraint, where quite a lot is available by glass and carafe." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 6

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AddressTea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ
Telephone number 0203 011 5911
Telephone numberAverage price: Moderate
Michelin star 1 Michelin star
trainShoreditch High Street
Opening timesMonday - Friday 08.00 - 23.00, Saturday 18.00 - 23.00

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