British | Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

James Lowe's restaurant at the Tea Building in Shoreditch proved that a restaurant in Shoreditch could gain a Michelin star. This all-day restaurant showcases his food with a regularly changing menu. Look out for special guests popping in from time to time. And they serve a damn fine coffee throughout the day.

Test Drive

Test Driving the new bar menu at Lyle's in Shoreditch
We make a return trip to Lyle's in Shoreditch to try their brand new - and ever-changing - bar menu. 
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Restaurant details

Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ
Nearest tube: 
Shoreditch High Street
Telephone number: 0203 011 5911
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

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Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ


Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 4.5
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

Critics' score: 7
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

Critics' score: 6.5
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

Critics' score: 8
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

Critics' score: 6
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