Modern international cuisine
|Raw Scallop, Pink Grapefruit & Smoked Roe|
|Grilled Razorclams & Sea Green|
|Cuttlefish, artichoke, lemon|
This is my 4th visit, I picked a few dishes from the lunch menu to share between two people. The razor clam in seaweed broth is something I have encountered before, the broth is cooked in seaweed and clamshells so it has a lovely umami note to it. The razor clam was grilled to the right level with a charred surface which offer a nice hint of sweet and smoky taste. The mangalitsa pork collar was stunning, cooked medium and well seasoned along with a killer mustard, hard to go wrong when you have such an amazing cut of meat. The grilled duck Leg appeared to have a Chinese element, the pickled prunes and sauce had a fermented sweet soybean taste, very inviting with the earthiness and smokiness of the duck.
|Magalitsa, chicory, apple|
Lyle's output remained more or less the same as the last time I visited back in 2021. The cooking is simple with a touch of international influences to it. For sure is not the cheapest place around in London, but given the creativity and level of cooking, I felt it justify the price tag. There are many places elsewhere that do similar things but don't reach the same level as Lyle's (Leroy is a great example). For people who enjoy fine dining-level food without the classic fine dining vibe or formal energy, Lyle's would be an ideal choice for you.
Average cost without drinks and services:
Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ