Lyle's

Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ

WLC Rank : 222

Food Type Cuisine: Seasonal British

Glass PriceGlass from : £ 4.50 (125 ml)

+44 (0)20 3011 5911

www.lyleslondon.com

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BEST FOR

Low Intervention Wines
Curated Cocktail

Guillebot favours minimal intervention wines which, she says, ‘show the richness and diversity of terroir, winemakers, grapes and the area.’ Bottles are almost entirely old world, ‘though perhaps not necessarily from the best known areas.’

REVIEWS

Review 2018

Expect inventive cooking at this minimalist, Shoreditch setting which, aesthetically, and in terms of its evangelical ingredientism, pays homage to St. John, where, at St. John Bread and Wine, head chef, James Lowe previously worked (after La Trompette and The Fat Duck). The search for this, his first restaurant in the TEA building, once a factory for Allied Foods’ Lipton brand, took three years.

Sommelier, Nominoe Guillebot describes her 50 to 60 bin wine list, which offers no descriptors, as ‘quite dynamic, adapting and reacting to our ever changing produce-led food menu throughout the seasons.’

Guillebot favours minimal intervention wines which, she says, ‘show the richness and diversity of terroir, winemakers, grapes and the area.’ Bottles are almost entirely old world, ‘though perhaps not necessarily from the best known areas.’

Guests may begin with perry, sherry, or a cocktail devised by Matt Whiley of Scout bar, Great Eastern Street such as, described as ‘Americano like’, carrot and woodruff, from ‘Miles The Forager in Kent’, distilled in Cocchi Americano Rosa, or sake blackcurrant and lemon verbena with Kanpai, a Peckham produced sake.

Wines by the glass may include orange Ageno from Emilia Romagna (La Stoppa), Closed Cabernet Franc (Clos Cristal) from a RIP winery in the Saumur poured from magnum, and a pretty Moscato d’Asti for later.

Lowe’s acclaimed dishes from the evening tasting menu could include walnuts with mussels, calcots and violet artichokes, and pheasant, raddichio and grape mustard honey, followed by beeswax ice cream with apple and rapeseed.

By Douglas Blyde. 

Review 2016/17

WLC Overall Score 87.2

Value
88
Size
85
Range
85
Originality
89
Service
89

WLC Overall Rank : 222

Food Type Cuisine: Seasonal British

Glass PriceGlass from : £ 4.50 (125 ml)

+44 (0)20 3011 5911

www.lyleslondon.com

info@lyleslondon.com

Sommelier