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Summary

£69
  £££
3
Good
4
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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”.

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”) two-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”.

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The team from Hackney hit Ellory (RIP) have shaken up the letters in its name in order to baptise this new venture (drawn, according to urban legend, by Shoreditch rents which are now cheaper than in so-very-now E8). Occupying slightly offbeat, triangular-shaped premises opposite Oklava, “the focus is on wine and accompanying small plates” as well as some more substantial fare. Early reports are positive, praising “fab food and knowledgeable staff”, but – noting that “it’s not sure if it’s a restaurant or a wine bar” – fall short of the gushing rapture it’s inspired amongst nearly all newspaper critics.

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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.
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It's rare that I go to a restaurant with a ...
Reviewed 9 months, 25 days ago

"It's rare that I go to a restaurant with a star and think - how did that happen? But definitely the case here. No, it's not a bad restaurant at all, and yes, the chef has changed, but there are levels here. I enjoyed everything I ate - but nothing in a way that would make me fawn over it, we're in the same bracket as somewhere like Elliot's here or Bermondsey Larder, maybe slightly over the former and under the latter, and with a weight of expectation weighing it down. The offhand service didn't really help. I'm not a star chaser but I do want to have a good time, and I am not after over-complicated, overly preened-over dishes - but somehow the whole experience felt a bit spartan. Otto in Berlin does this vibe twenty times better, and also feels like it's trying less hard."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.30 £23.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £3.50
Service 10.00%
18 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4NP
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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