This April, James Lowe’s spartan Shoreditch restaurant Lyle’s – “a pioneer in the new world of London restaurants and the UK scene generally” – will fly over Sean Gray and Su Wong Ruiz of Momofuku Ko in NYC. The trio will host two dinners at Lyle’s on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 April. Executive chef Sean will […]

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How posh can you push the humble hot dog? We’ll find out on Monday October 10, when the Charlotte Street sausages-and-champagne bar Bubbledogs hosts its first ever Hot Dog Challenge, to celebrate its fourth anniversary and raise money for charity. A line-up of London’s hottest chefs will be taking part, including James Lowe of Lyle’s, José Pizarro, Tomos Parry from […]

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On Thursday 26 May Auction Against Hunger will return for the fourth year in a row to raise money for the restaurant industry’s charity of choice, Action Against Hunger. This time around the event will be held at the new Street Feast venue Hawker House in Canada Water where top chefs will cook up street food style […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. From cocktails at […]

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The Editors’ review of Lyle’s A light and bright operation in the School of St John.   At last, Quaglino’s to get a refurb D&D London will close the site July-October for a (much-needed) major renovation.   Grace Dents finds the food at Ham Yard lacking “But the courtyard is pleasant to get drunk in, […]

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Styled as ‘a local restaurant for local people’, Lyle’s opens today (29 April) in Shoreditch’s old Tea Building. Founded by former Young Turk, James Lowe, the 48-cover, all-day dining room will offer British fare at reasonable prices. Lunch dishes range from £7-£15 and the set dinner menu is £39/head. Lowe hopes that his prices will […]

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