Next time someone suggests dining at Pizza East, pull the gastrocool alternative out of your hat: Lyle’s, in the very same Tea Building. Its polished neutrality (bare walls, large open kitchen, Ercol chairs) leaves plenty of room for James Lowe’s talent (St. John Bread & Wine, Young Turks).

Savour delicate, ingredient-focused and definitely Modern British dishes. From the à la carte at lunch or set menu at dinner: smoked eel, hispi and dulse; beef broth, pickled girolles and Cotswold white egg; Spring lamb, carrots and anchovy… And on a lucky day, the famous treacle tart will have you change your mind about English puddings.

Valentine Benoist


The Guest Series

Lunch plates: £4-27
Lunch desserts: £9-12
Dinner menus: £49-59
Bar menu: £3-17
Wine: glass from £5.50, bottle from £26

Monday-Saturday 12-2.30pm and 6-10pm

Monday-Friday 8am-11pm
Saturday 12-11pm


Tea Building
56 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6JJ

+44(0)20 3011 5911

Liverpool St
Shoreditch High St