Flor | Borough Wine Bar & Bakery
Last Updated: 13th May 2019
Michelin-starred, critically acclaimed, universally adored eatery Lyle’s has, to date, been pretty much flawless in every way but one.
It was also Flor-less.
But that’s all about to change – because after five years of polishing their unique take on laid-back Anglo-American-Japanese styled fine dining, founders James Lowe and John Ogier have announced that they’re finally opening a second spot: Flor.
If you’re wondering what to expect, simply picture the spacious, minimalist Lyle’s dining room inside the vast art deco former teabag factory in Shoreditch, and how this might look if it were squeezed into a more atmospheric drinking den perched on the edge of Borough Market and specialising in freshly baked breads and pastries using grains milled at Lyle’s, and sustainably produced wines.
Flor will probably be just like that.
It’s set to be a beautiful spot, taking over two floors with a casual dining bar downstairs, and more formal banquette seating around marble tables upstairs, all framed by floor to ceiling warehouse-style windows and accessible by an original cast iron spiral staircase.
By night, they’ll be serving up dishes in a similar grain to Lyle’s, only here showcasing the breadth of European ingredients they’ve got right on their doorstep, at Borough Market. There’ll be dishes like burrata, grilled bread and salted tomatoes; Cornish pollack brandade and pickled peppers; lamb ribs, yoghurt and black lime; and mussel, Spenwood and Vin Jaune flatbread. And just like Jolene, a recent opening in Stoke Newington from the Primeur team, those grains will be incorporated into dishes throughout the day, with a huge selection of Viennoisserie pastries and breads piling onto the counters in the morning.
You could say it’s ingrained in the menu.
NOTE: Flor is set to open in Borough in June 2019. We’ll be back with the full scoop when it does…
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