Most notably, Leroy worked at Restaurant Guy Savoy in Paris, with its eponymous head chef for ten years, and he was part of the team that helped the restaurant first gain its third Michelin star.
It seems that The Square's owner, Marlon Abela of MARC restaurants, will be not only seeking to retain the two stars long upheld by Philip Howard, but perhaps even reach for three.
Expect haute sophisticated French food with a focus on texture and lightness rather than masses of butter and cream.
The ultra-luxe launch menu will star Leroy's signature dishes, using British seasonal ingredients: poached oyster, seasonal vegetables and wasabi with oyster tartare tartine; red mulllet, black pepper jus and confit mushrooms; veal sweetbreads with squid, parmesan, black truffle and pomelo.
For those wanting to go all out to impress, the wine list promises to be one of the best in London, with many of the world's top winemakers featuring. There is an especially strong Burgundy and South African listing. Reassuringly, there will be more 'entry level' priced wines as well.
The restaurant’s new look should feel very smart indeed. Square glass blocks on internal walls will allow in more light and displays of contemporary art from Marlon Abela's own collection will line the walls.
This is the restaurant to drop hints about for a very special occasion.
Price: £200.00+ dinner for two with wine
|What||The Square, Mayfair|
|Where||The Square, 6-10 Bruton Street,, Mayfair, W1J 6PU | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Oxford Circus (underground)|
20 Nov 17 – 26 Nov 18, Opening times tbc
|Website||Click here to book|