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Michelin-Starred London Fields Restaurant Ellory Is Closing [Updated]

Owners Jack Lewens and Ed Thaw are opening a new restaurant in Shoreditch called Leroy

Interior shot at Ellory

The property occupied by Ellory—the Michelin-starred Hackney restaurant owned by sommeliers Jack Lewens and Ed Thaw, and led by head chef Sam Kamienko—has been put on the market. Eater has learnt that duo are planning to open a new restaurant, called Leroy, on Phipp Street in Shoreditch.

The property on the ground floor of the multi-use space Netil House, at 1 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RL has been listed on the rental site rightmove. The lease on the site is available from 16 March with a 1 to 3 year term available, “pending negotiation.”

The 48-cover neighbourhood restaurant opened in November 2015, with chef Matthew Young in charge of the kitchen (following the closure of Mayfields, the restaurant owned by Claire Roberson on Wilton Way). Ellory paired modern European sharing plates with an exclusively European wine list in a minimal, marble-heavy space. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in the 2017 guide.

It is thought a restaurant called Leroy will open on the former site of Edwin’s in Shoreditch
Adam Coghlan/Eater London

Eater understands that although Ellory is due to close, Lewens and Thaw are planning to open a new restaurant, thought to be called Leroy, on the former site of Edwin’s Wine Bar in Shoreditch. Other Restaurants Limited, which lists Lewens and Thaw as directors, has applied to Hackney Council for an alcohol license for the building at 18 Phipp Street, EC2A 4NU.

Lewens has previously worked at The River Café, Quo Vadis and Spring, while Thaw worked at the wine bar Sager + Wilde. Kamienko’s CV lists Mayfields, Anchor and Hope, and Le Verre Volé in Paris.

The owners did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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