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This Shoreditch wine bar and restaurant comes from the team behind Hackney’s Ellory, which closed its doors in early 2018. Leroy was actually one of the nicknames the owners gave to Ellory, as many diners struggled to pronounce it correctly. This isn’t a carbon copy though, with the new site focusing more on wines and bistro-style food in the mould of a Parisian ‘cave’. A semi-open kitchen (with a few counter seats) turns out the likes of ricotta dumplings with peas and artichokes, and lamb sweetbreads with morel mushrooms and a nettle and wild garlic sauce. Desserts meanwhile, include chocolate mousse with hazelnuts, and poached rhubarb with milk ice cream. The real focus here though, is the 100 bin wine list full of international names, which is served alongside Leroy’s own-brand Vermouth. A worker’s set lunch is also available, at two courses for £16, and three for £20.