Unlike all the other posts in this series, this meal was completely impromptu. On a recent Friday, Husband and I met up in Shoreditch (our old but always hood) after work and thought, where on earth/Shoreditch/Most Popular Land for Hipsters on a Friday Night at prime time will we be able to eat dinner without a reservation? Oh, I'm sorry, without a 'booking'. (Okay this is one I'm actually starting to say though, eek. Choosing my battles.) Most of the cool places book up way in advance, the others (like Dishoom) forcing you to line up for hours like you're waiting for the latest iPhone. While walking around somewhat aimlessly, we walked past Lyle's, which is right across from the BoxPark and the overground station. Lyle's opened relatively recently and was virtually immediately awarded a Michelin star. For dinner, it offers a set tasting menu, and books up in advance. We knew it was totally booked but figured it was worth asking. You don't ask, you don't get, as the philosopher Strega Nonna says.
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