Frog by Adam Handling

4.8
475 reviews
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£41 and over
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Following the opening of The Frog E1 in 2016, chef Adam Handling has brought his high-octane flavours to Covent Garden for this all-day flagship

The 50-cover, two-floor dining room can seat up to 8 diners at the pass, while in the basement lies a speakeasy cocktail bar with its own street entrance. This bar also has its own kitchen and private dining room.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Contemporary British, British
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Hours of Operation
LUNCH:
Monday to Thursday: 12 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 12 pm - 2.30 pm
DINNER:
Monday to Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
CLOSED:
Sunday

Last order for the Adam's Menu is 2 pm for lunch and 10 pm for dinner

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Phone number
020 7199 8370
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Adam Handling
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Public Transit
Covent Garden / Embankment
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 475 People Are Saying
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SB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Artistic food and beautiful presentation however stiff bordering on rude service. Not acceptable in any case but especially a restaurant of this caliber, potential, location and price point.

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GL
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and great service. Frog is definitely one of the best eating experiences in London.

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D
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The service, atmosphere and food were absolutely top-notch. Very innovative, high-quality dishes, with fantastic creativity of presentation. The waiting staff were fabulously attentive, and took their time to explain and answer questions about the dishes.
The only fly in the ointment was the persistent presence of a cold draught, caused by an adjoining door in the (small) dining room which opened directly onto the street. With staff and customers(?) constantly passing through this door, it took the edge off the experience a little and prompted 3 couples to move tables while we were eating.
It feels like a silly small detail to omit for a restaurant which clearly prides itself on attention to the minutiae.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, the Adam taster menu was perfect, and with the wine pairing tried some amazing flavours and wines i would never have before. Whole experience was perfect, theatrical food and perfect presentation. Id highly recommend to anyone for a special occasion. We went to celebrate a birthday, and it was perfect.
Must go back again to try some of the other mains.

We were so full we didn’t even make it to the eve bar after down stairs. Will definitely be returning.

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LS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, delicious food. Adams tasting menu was devine. We had fabulous seats, felt like we were at the chefs table.

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ED
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We enjoyed the tasting menu and although it wasn't without fault there was some lovely presentation and good flavours. However the whole experience was marred by very poor service. It wasn't just that mistakes were made (small and big ones like the tasting menu being served the the wrong order) but it was the total lack of ownership of the errors - no apology or proper explanation or recognition in the bill - a real lack of maturity and organisation. Instead it seemed chaotic and you could visibly see staff getting annoyed with each other. Also for the price the ambience overall isn't great - downstairs loo in the Eve bar, for example, is a bit grotty.

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JK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great food from start to finish. The bread and butter was outstanding

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LG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and every dish was worth a photo. Service was very attentive and friendly. Best place I’ve been for a long time.

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RL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful from start to finish. Staff were unbelievable and the food was out of this world 👌🏼 Highly recommended

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C
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. Food and service were impeccable. Presentations and flavor combinations were unique and flawless.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, served courses by individual chefs. Standard and quality of food was excellent. Presentation amazing, even the crockery was very special.

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N
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food presentation was lovely and extremely creative. Portion was more than enough. Taste was overall good except a bit salty (so I have to take a star off). Service was attentive. We will try again when we visit the UK next time!

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AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautifully presented dishes. The theatre of the presentation was incredible!! Every dish was incredible with an amazing depth of flavour!

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RN
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Everything was outstanding. The bbq lamb curry is phenomenal.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely evening at The Frog last week. Great atmosphere, perfect table by the open kitchen, so watched the action in the kitchen, great service and last but not least, the 5 course taster menu was delicious. The staff were very accommodating!

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An understated theatre of service and food with excellent wines and advice from their sommelier. Unpretentious staff and unassuming service with attention for detail the moment we stepped inside.

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L
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Couldn't fault anything about thus fabulous restaurant. Staff are amazing; explaining every dish when it is served to you. The open kitchen is fantastic also. Gives you more than an eating experience. The burst of flavours in my mouth in every dish is something that I will always remember.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed inventive, creative dishes with a wonderful view of the spotlessly clean open kitchen. Almost all staff were impeccably polite, friendly and efficient. Loved the hardware, cutlery and glassware in the restaurant.

There was a mistake made at the end when they forgot to bring out my boyfriend’s birthday candle - I kept seeing them bringing candles to other tables even though we’d finished all dishes and were waiting for the cheque, so I had to remind a member of staff when he went to the bathroom. Found this a bit frustrating as I had mentioned it was his bday on 2 separate occasions beforehand. We were also accidentally brought the same dish twice, and they forgot to bring the bill the first time I asked for it. None of these were too big a deal, just minor annoyances.

Plates were delicious, however I did find in Adam’s 8 course tasting menu, there was a slight overuse of creamy textures/flavours in quite a few dishes; a little more freshness/sharpness would have been welcome. Still, all in all, a fun evening and delicious food.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal to celebrate my birthday, we had the tasting menu and every dish was a constant surprise. The service was attentive and friendly, with Michelin star quality but in a very relaxed atmosphere. The waiter organised a little candle for me and I discovered that it's actually another delicious dessert! Loved every single moment of it, will be back soon!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food, great space and lovely staff, next level dining

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, ambience and value for money. The 5 course meal was delish and the service was impeccable. Quick and efficient. Perfect for special occasions. Special mention for the cocktails from the bar!

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SP
London
29 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal at frog. Very busy restaurant as it took us a good few weeks to get a table. but as soon as we arrived it was amazing. we went down stairs to a cool cocktail bar called Eve bar. really nice drinks and a cool little hidden place.
The food was superb, best iv ever had. service was nice and relaxed, just how I like to dine.

It was worth the wait and no doubt this restaurant will get its Michelin Star this year!!!!!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food is good but too sour for some courses that they seem to burn my tongue. The service is quite good. Excellent wine menu!

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

This was our last night of 23 days touring Greece and Italy. We spent 2 nights in London to regroup before heading home to Northern California. The food was wonderful but the 8 course tasting menu was too much food but amazingly delicious! Watching the chefs perform was as good as any cooking show. They were like calm artists perfecting every dish.

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful evening. The food was really really great. We will be back!

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HD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Absolutely outstanding evening. Amazing food, very friendly service with knowledgeable and helpful advice on the wine list. Trying to find an excuse to go back soon.

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KS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I have ever eaten. Outstanding food, every mouthful was delicious. Amazing service too. Went for my 50th birthday and although we ordered from the pre theatre menu which was the cheapest, we were made to feel very special. Highly recommended!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary trip

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w
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Poor experience at Frog by Adam Handling. Not too busy an evening for our visit but the service felt very aggressive and we found our server rude. The fit and finish of the restaurant was quite average given the price though consideration for purses was welcome with a small stool available. When it came to the food, it came across as greasy and not flavourful. The cut of lamb for our main was a bit tough and fatty. I appreciate what the restaurant is trying to do, but it just misses the mark.

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OT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most perfect restaurant, if I could dine here everyday I would

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VB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We were going on to the theatre and food was timed to perfection. Thanks so much.

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j
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It has been a long time since I have experienced a tasting menu that was so very good for every course, very special.
Thank you.

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding, second visit and just as incredible as the first.

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MD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, very creative vegan options, super friendly service. The celeriac/dates/truffle and vegan desserts were simply outstanding. Will definitely come back, we loved it!

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant
Excellent pre dinner cocktail
Excellent service
Excellent food
Excellent experience
Will be returning

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G
London
105 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I really enjoyed the inventive 5 course taster menu which I consider to be good value at £60. The ‘snacks’, especially the razor clam, were scrumptious. The only element of the meal that I didn’t care for was the sourdough and chicken butter. It was delicious and I would devour it with a lovely bowl of soup, but it seemed incongruous and heavy as part of a refined culinary adventure. We will certainly be back!

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PC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Frog has to rate as one of the finest ever. We opted for Adam’s 5-course taster menu with accompanying wine, and it was magnificent. The food was extremely tasty and presented with creativity and flair, and the wines all picked to match the courses from small specialist vineyards around the world. The staff were attentive and upbeat and the ambience perfect for the meal. I would definitely return.

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KF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

amazing experience with the tasting menu. very kind service and they know what they do

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience - our second visit in a month and we brought some friends this time

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t
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Creative, surprising delicious. We had Adams tasting menu and each course was fantastic. ‘Mother’ was a riot of ingredients that no one in their right mind would throw together but somehow it works - absolutely amazing. Highly, highly recommended.

Ps who knew pea and chocolate was a thing?

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