Harden's survey result
“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”.
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.
Leroy Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Unpretentious but delicious A venue I found on a site talking about Michelin starred venues. The restaurant is down a side street slightly hidden away, when you arrive you are greeted by friendly helpful staff. I was offered the choice of a table or the counter, as it meant watching the kitchen I naturally opted for the counter. Chef is clearly passionate but controls the kitchen with a quiet confidence. All the dishes were plated beautifully portion sizes larger than the taster sizes but well balanced and great flavours too. The menu gives you the option if 11 plates 10 of which I would have happily eaten. In the end I had trout followed by quail then grilled. All three a real delight to eat after watching chef prepare them. Dessert was a light almond cake with fig. Toilets were compact but clean and nicely appointed. Really well worth the trip to godot and experience Unsure if booking is essential but better to be sure. A real gem in the London gastronomic plethora of venues"
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
18 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4NP
|Monday||6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|