James Lowe opened Lyle’s, in Shoreditch, in April 2014. The food is British, produce-led and driven by a common sense philosophy. He was previously head chef at St John Bread & Wine for four years and started the London based chef collective the Young Turks in 2011.
He draws inspiration from a network of farmers and fishermen that he has been working with over the last twelve years. His desire is to show people, both at home and abroad, what’s possible with British ingredients through his fresh approach.
Lyle’s won a Michelin star 18 months after opening, and was voted 54th in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017. Lyle’s was placed 12th at the National Restaurants Awards and James was voted Best Chef at the GQ Magazine Food & Drink Awards 2016.