Special guests: Lyle’s opens its kitchen doors to world-renowned chefs

The non-fussy, industrial interior of Lyle’s, located in the Tea Building in London’s Shoreditch
The non-fussy, industrial interior of Lyle’s, located in the Tea Building in London’s Shoreditch, plays host to The Guest Series – a monthly tasting menu devised by a number of the world’s top chefs
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The Guest Series, hosted by Lyle’s restaurant in Shoreditch in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot, looks to showcase a number of the world's most talented chefs by way of a monthly tasting menu – so there's no longer a need to rack up those travel miles just to test the globe's cutting edge cuisine.

This year, James Lowe and John Ogier's lauded restaurant has seen some great chefs set up temporary base in its impressive open-plan kitchen. From Jeremy Charles of Canada’s Raymonds – who served a menu featuring cloudberries he picked personally in Newfoundland and maple syrup so precious he packed it in his own suitcase for the journey over – to Olle Celton of Babette in Stockholm, a neighbourhood joint located in a previously run down pizzeria that produces carefully curated small innovative plates, whilst making use of their inherited oven by serving their signature, daily changing pizzas. And it’s not just male 'guests' that are taking over the kitchen – Elena Reygadas, whose Mexico City restaurant Rosetta is ranked number 33 in the list of San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna's 50 best Latin American restaurants, served her specialities back in May, experimenting with edible flowers, cuttlefish, octopus and even insects.

The celebrated Swedish chef Daniel Berlin took charge in December to end this year’s Guest Series season, but fear not – the line up for next year is equally exciting. The first dinners of 2016, on the 1 and 2 February, will see Bertrand Grébaut bring his creative and progressive cooking style to Lyle’s. Grébaut was widely applauded for breaking the boundaries between fine dining and casual bistros when he opened his restaurant Septime in Paris in 2011. Septime found itself quickly listed in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and received a Michelin star in 2014. At Lyle's, Grébaut's £59-a-head set menu it still beats the fare (and effort) of crossing the channel.

Pictured: James Lowe – head chef at Lyle’s, and the man behind The Guest Series

The first dinners of 2016, on the 1 and 2 February, will see Bertrand Grébaut bring his creative and progressive cooking style to Lyle’s. Pictured: James Lowe – head chef at Lyle’s, and the man behind The Guest Series

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INFORMATION
For more information, visit The Guest Series’ website (opens in new tab)

For more information on Lyle’s, visit the restaurant’s website (opens in new tab)

ADDRESS

Lyle's 
Tea Building
56 Shoreditch High Street 
London, E1 6JJ

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