Lyle’s London is a British restaurant with an a la carte lunch menu and set suppers. Last weekend we went for lunch instead of dinner. We haven’t done lunch in a very long time and Amen found Lyle’s with a promising lunch menu as it was “Game week” which meant that I would have a few options.
The restaurant is minimalistic, the décor is white, and has an open kitchen. It looked very simple but still beautiful, take a look at our video:
What we ordered
The restaurant provides complimentary bread & butter for the table.
For starters I ordered the bitter leaves with fragola grapes and stitchelton as well as the pumpkin and whey broth. Amen had the hen of the woods with egg and cured old spot.
For mains, I went for the Red Leg Partridge with Parsnip and Pickled Cherry. Amen had the Teal with Celeriac and Brussels Tops (the teal was the second option once the Deer was sold out, which it was when we arrived).
This is the menu from the weekend we went:
What we thought
The bread was AMAZING! We happily finished it and when the waitress offered me I quicky said YES, PLEASE! Lol.
The bitter leaves were exactly that! Bitter. And they weren’t as great as the waitress made it seem like. But the Pumpkin and Whey Broth was simply amazing! It was refreshing, full of flavour and perfect for lunch.
Amen loved the Hen of The Woods, he thought the flavour combination was awesome. Although, it didn’t have spice or sweetness it was very rich.
Our waitress let us know that the Partridge is cooked pink which I was okay with. What I didn’t know was that the Partridge leg was the whole leg including the foot with the toes. This was not a pretty sight and was not appealing to eat. The meat was small, a little tough and just not for me.
Amen’s thought his Teal was small, especially after the waitress said it was a whole bird but Amen did not know that Teal was actually quite small. It was quite red, even more than the partridge. He didn’t enjoy the Teal and certainly didn’t think it was enough. He also had the rest of my partridge.
We both agreed that the food was a tad strange and we only enjoyed the starters.
They did have desserts, but nothing appealed to us.
Lyle’s simplicity is beautiful and refreshing making a perfect lunch date. The menu changes regularly and I would not mind trying out a few more menus. The restaurant is good for casual dates and group dinners. The service was good, and the food was presented beautifully. We would definitely recommend trying Lyle’s – it’s an experience.
Dress Code: Casual
Shiima’s Star Dish: Pumpkin & Whey Broth
Amen’s Star Dish: Hen of The Woods With Egg And Cured Old Spot.
Rating: 3 out 5