The Cheapest Michelin

Published on November 11, 2019

The cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the UK has been revealed.  It’s the London restaurant, Leroy, in Shoreditch.

Leroy offers a three-course meal for just £23, according to new research by cookware brand Kitchen Knives.  The research looked at the evening meal offerings for 163 Michelin-starred restaurants from across the UK. After discounting 12 locations for only offering small plates or not listing their prices online, Leroy was ranked the cheapest in a list of 151 Michelin-starred restaurants. Restaurants were ranked based on the overall cost of the cheapest starter, main and dessert on the restaurant’s menu.

Leroy is a warm, contemporary wine bar and restaurant with a strong French accent and great music.  It opened in 2018 and has a relaxed vibe with a wonderful, always changing menu and a 100-strong wine list.

The Food

The menu aims for simplicity and flavour – food that is thoughtful but not showy. The dishes are designed for sharing, coming either tapas-small or two-person large, with the former offering the likes of girolles (wild mushrooms), chanterelles and an egg yolk or steak tartare on toast. The larger options will get you dishes like a two-person portion of hake with green tomatoes and herbs or Yorkshire lamb leg with turnips, red wine and anchovy.

The Wine 

The wine list is a very strong line-up of bottles from all over the world. It is carefully curated, changes constantly and includes anything from the classics to the crazy – a 2006 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley to a 2015 Matrobela Rhatsiteli from Georgia (if you haven’t come across it, this is a white wine with a golden amber colour.  It’s dry, full-bodied with flavours of walnut and apricot).

Winecroft offers one of the wonderful white wines from the current Leroy wine list – the 2016 François Villard Viognier ‘Les Contours de Depocins’ from the northern Rhône Valley.  This light white wine has a rich and complex nose with flavours of peach, apricot and wildflowers.  Great with the hake at Leroy or with any white fish or pork dish at home.   Why not try it?

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