What they say:
If Ellory was all about fine-dining and Michelin Stars then Leroy, the team's latest venue, is going to be far more casual, French and fun. The owners are shutting Ellory and opening Leroy in Shoredith while keeping all the same staff. The new space will be an opportunity for head chef Sam Kamienko to show off skills learnt in Paris through small plates, tapas, and shellfish. The bar will also be cooking up treats with vermouth and armaro being made in-house.
What we say:
It's out with the old and in with the new; Ellory in Hackney may have only been around for a couple of years but the gang behind it are going out with a bang and shutting in March. Leroy is taking its place, and if the first venue is anything to go by, the new eatery will servie well-sourced, homely and utterly delicious dishes. Named after multiple mispronunciations of Ellory, Leroy is ditching the image of its predecessor albeit with the same team, through a brand new menu at more affordable prices and wine sourced from their Italian-based Vigneti Tardis. Moments from Old Street, the new place will aim to entice the working crowd too, with a range of quick lunches.