RestaurantsLondonShoreditchEC2A

survey result

Summary

£96
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

On a quirky Shoreditch corner-site, this “relaxed” haunt offers affordable and interesting small plates, “good wine” and just the kind of “buzzy” ambience you’d hope for in these hipster environs. But for slaves to ‘Le Guide Rouge’ and their grading system there’s a problem. “It’s a really good restaurant. It’s just not a Michelin star place – its star is a distraction”. (“If this was a Michelin ‘bib gourmand’ it would be spot-on, and it absolutely deserves that sort of grade. But the star creates an expectation of something more special than this place delivers. That’s the only criticism. It is a cracking spot, but someone at the tyre place got a bit carried away”.)

Summary

£69
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s hard to review this funky Shoreditch five-year-old without mentioning its star from the French tyre firm – the latter setting up expectations that are not always met. Many reports do give the highest praise to its creative small plates and well-curated selection of wines. But there’s a disgruntled minority, who stumble on their feelings that it’s over-egged. (“I’m not a star chaser but I do want to have a good time, and somehow the whole experience felt a bit Spartan…”; “the food is indeed tasty, but is VERY overpriced. Is part of the problem that their Michelin star has pushed them into cramming as many tables in as possible?”)

Summary

£69
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A favourite spot in Shoreditch” – this sassy little haunt offers fab small plates “with an affordable price-tag” alongside well-chosen wines, to provide a very “pleasurable experience”. And it’s certainly a good all-rounder. But “a Michelin star? Simply put, why?”. The team has also spun out a lockdown project into something more permanent in the form of Royale at Bow Wharf (see also).

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Perfectly executed classics with a gentle twist” and other small plates with “delicious and inventive combinations” have won foodie renown for this approachable (if “rather cramped”) three-year-old: a re-working (and not just of the name) of the same team’s original Hackney outfit, Ellory (RIP), occupying a quirky triangular site. Our reporters are a little more circumspect, and unimpressed that the venue sometimes seems to attract “the Michelin-star-chasing crowd... not what you’d want in a neighbourhood Shoreditch restaurant”.

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18 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4NP

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Leroy Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Leroy Restaurant in EC2A, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Leroy restaurant.
Craig H
lovely neighborhood restaurant in Shoreditc...
Reviewed 1 day ago

"lovely neighborhood restaurant in Shoreditch which lost it's star last year and now just bib gourmand. Great sharing plates with excellent wines. Bill was under £200 including bottle of wine and desert wines. Highly recommended if staying in the area"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £22.00 £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.50 £39.50 £11.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Bread £5.00
Service 13.50%
18 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4NP
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑9:45 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
SundayCLOSED

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