Review on Leroy

As one door closes another one opens, well this is certainly the case for the team behind Michelin-starred Ellory in Hackney which closed on the 4th March 2018. Just two weeks later they opened a French style bistro and wine bar in trendy Shoreditch, occupying the former corner site of Edwins. Inside it's light and airy, decked out in neutral colours with a marble topped counter and bar, with a few stools looking into the open kitchen. The name is a throwback to Ellory as many people were unable to pronounce the name correctly.

Spearheading the kitchen is Sam Kamienko, whose menu of seasonally inspired dishes designed for sharing takes inspiration from his work at the Le Verre Volé in the Canal-St-Martin neighbourhood of Paris. Divided into snacks, charcuterie, plates, dessert and cheese, guests can either pop in for a glass or wine and tapas or linger over a leisurely meal. Among the plates you could opt for mussels, parsley and garlic or from the land there's lamb sweetbreads, morel mushrooms, nettle and wild garlic sauce. Completing the picture are desserts like mandarin sorbet and yoghurt or poached rhubarb paired with milk ice cream.

Against a background of some excellent music, wine is a big focus at Leroy's with some 100 references including a couple of bottles from Vigneti Tardis, their own winemaking project in Campania, made in collaboration with Michael Sager, Jackson Boxer and Stevie Parle. Vermouth and armaro is made-in-house and there's a carefully crafted cocktail list as well. Congratulations to Leroy for receiving a prestigious Michelin star in the 2019 edition of the Guide.

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Modern European / Tapas


Sam Kamienko

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Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 6.00pm - 10.30am Mon-Sat

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8 Phipp Street
East London

Nearest tube station: Old Street

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