We visited Lyle’s to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had decided to visit for lunch on a Saturday, as during lunch service you can choose your dishes (at dinner you can only order from a set menu). Lyle’s has been receiving some big recommendations over the last few years, and this year rose from 65 to 54 in The Worlds 50 Best. This is often seen as a good yardstick as it’s voted for by chefs and people in the trade (compared to Michelin stars which are awarded by a separate organisation). Lyle’s also holds 1 Michelin star at the time of our booking.
On a recent visit to Japan we found ourselves visiting the Floating Tori tourist attraction on Miyajima Island, which is a 40 minute journey from Hiroshima station. When doing some research on the area we found that seafood was a particular speciality of the area and specifically local oysters or eel (anago) rice. When I looked for restaurants on the island I came across Fujitaya in the Michelin guide, which has been awarded one Michelin star. Given Fujitaya had been rated top on the island we decided to give it a try!
We recently took a week long break in a cottage near Stratford-upon-Avon (review coming shortly) and on one of the rainy days decided to treat ourselves to lunch at Michelin Starred The Cross at Kenilworth. We booked a table online the evening before. As it was the week after October half-term we weren’t expecting it to be packed full.
I recently celebrated my 6th wedding anniversary with my wife Clara by visiting Angler restaurant in London. I’ve visited lots of other D&D restaurants over the years and always enjoyed them for both food and service. This was our first visit to a Michelin starred one and I wondered if things would be the same.
Angler is located between Liverpool Street and Moorgate underground stations on the top floor of the South Place Hotel. It’s speciality is seafood and it won it currently holds 1 Michelin star which it gained in 2014, shortly after the opening of the hotel and restaurant. Our reservation was at 6pm and we received a very friendly welcome from the restaurant reception staff. We were shown to our table, located next to the windows, looking out over the London skyline (sadly not quite high enough to see over the buildings across the road).