Frog by Adam Handling

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Contemporary European
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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary meal, high expectations and did not disappoint

NB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Inventive dishes that are a taste sensation. 'Mother' and the duck with burnt cream were a revelation. Service was impeccable and great to have each dish explained by the chef's. Very noisy so hard to have a conversation with your guests. Having said that the food alone makes it worth a visit one of best meals I've had in the City

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal in a very welcoming environment.

TO
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I do love Frog, and have been a fair few times. I really can't fault it other than it was made almost impossible to pay. I do find it frustrating when restaurants don't just give you the bill!
If you go, do make sure you crack into the snacks, they are epic. I also really like the view of the restaurant kitchen!

OD
Norfolk
34 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A modern, reassuringly expensive restaurant in Covent Garden. Slightly warehouse-like interior. Pretty full on a Monday evening. Service was almost over-attentive but of high order, with lots of 'what-you-are-about-to-eat' sermons. The three courses were very small but the ingredients, taste, texture and presentation were top class. Strange wine list. Not a romantic setting but more for power dining.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good. But the flavor of those dessert are too strong for finish a meal.

G
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Arrived on time for our reservation. It took 45 minutes for the menu to arrive at the table. The food was beautifully presented. Service was friendly. The noise was difficult to hear over. Harsh atmosphere. Filthy toilets.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome food awesome atmosphere

p
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good but not exceptional - service was very rushed maximum time between courses was 4 minutes minimum was 1.30! Not the relaxing culinary experience we have been looking forward to for weeks !

SA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never been a fan of tasting menu restaurants but Frog has changed my mind.
The food and service was excellent; and very interesting wine list too.
Pity about the silly name, which would have put me off if the restaurant hadn't been recommended to me by a friend.

S
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening, the service was fantastic, we felt so relaxed and spoiled by them all. Thank you!

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the Adam’s Menu. Amazing food!Full of creativity! Fresh with layers of various flavour. Surprisingly dynamite with each bite. Excellent all! Highly recommend!

JH
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic first time experience of frog. Attention to detail for service and food explanation for each course was outstanding. Only seeing Adam himself could have made it any better. Fabulous evening Thankyou !

IG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I went here with high expectations and was disappointed. The portions are quite small and you left, even after three courses, thinking about getting something else to eat. The prices were quite high even for the West End.

SC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was fantastic, presentation of the food was superb. I will be visiting one of Adam Handlings restaurant again very soon.

CM
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 5 course taster menu with wine flight. It was excellent. The wine was interesting. Some were new to us and very good. Others less so but not a problem. It was certainly frenetic but a pleasant experience overall

LL
Miami
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so so good! One of the best meals I’ve eaten in a long time. Every mouthful was a flavour sensation from start to finish and service was excellent!

MP
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Posto incredibilmente carino, il personale che ci ha seguito in questo percorso è stato fantastico, iniziando da Nadia, per poi passare agli chef che ci hanno dato tutte le attenzioni che si potessero chiedere. Spettacolare uno dei migliori se non il migliore (considerando tutto il contesto) in cui ho potuto mangiare nella City

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Incredible food, amazing hospitality which makes the food even better and perfect timing between every next dish

CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience, beautiful restaurant and nice food. The open kitchen and quality of the service make the full experience so much enjoyable, will come back or try other places of the company.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!! Friendly staff will definitely be back

TA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is absolutely TOP! Certainly one of the best restaurants we’ve ever been.

NP
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the tasting menu. Hugely impressed and have never tasted such a range exquisite dishes . Each one was brought personally to the table by the chef who had prepared them, quite a learning experience and, as we were sitting close to the open kitchen, we could see on each occasion the next one being prepared. The lightly barbecued lobster with wagyu dripping is to die for and definitely the stand-out dish

JF
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Everything about the place was outstanding, the food, the service everything. the only issue, if there is one is the wine price. It was a very expensive wine list.

AZ
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience, Food was Perfect, Service very fast and Good, Value nice.

HL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food fantastic & staff really professional. Only downside - odours particularly downstairs which is not good & may well be a general environment problem. Needs sorting out.
Otherwise all very wonderful.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in the restaurant was so friendly and nice. Not only did they take care of everything including our coats when we just got there, but also they cared about our feedback on every course. In addition, the waiter was so detail focused that they took away empty plate timely and cleaned our table when there were some crumbs on it. Overall, we really liked it eating there.

OD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for the 7-course and every single course was amazing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Attention to details in every respect. Worth visiting if you love cuisines with contemporary and cross cultural nuances.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining, lovely environment and cuisines.
Delicate food, friendly staff.
Really enjoyed the time there.

AA
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - quite possibly the best meal we’ve had in London alongside the best service we’ve experienced. Very attentive, knowable and thoughtful .

MB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, fantastic and friendly/helpful staff. Would return in a heartbeat. Highly recommend.

DB
London
37 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall did what it does well - on an 8 course menu around 6 were truly very good - like little taste bombs. Almost all the serving staff seem warm keen and knowledgeable, though the first impression of the lady who served us the water was more like 1980s Aeroflot. It got better from there, and every other staff member couldn’t have tried harder. The simply furnished space works and the chairs were comfortable.

For the food it does it’s own thing - borrowing Thai, Nordic and Italian influences which as a menu really come together - like the Mother dish, the agnolotti or the tomato. The fig desert was a wonderfully balanced flavour combination.

A few area where it could be better still are: (1), music - probably needed to lift a very simply furnished space (which I liked) early on, but as the evening progresses it’s too loud to be able to hear the wait staff describe each dish - which is a pity. (2) Pacing - excellent for courses 1-5 but then fell apart for main and first sweet course with long unexplained gaps before recovering ;(3) consistency - one dish had black truffle listed as one of the three ingredients but was noticeable absent. This was sorted out immediately with panache when we pointed it out, but on this - and one other course that arrived and was then removed from the table, it was a bit odd!

Sort out the noise level, pacing and the one weak dish and this could be a michellin stared experience- right now at a price that doesn’t reflect this.

CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just all round brilliant. Personal touches for my friend’s birthday, perfect amount of service and explanation of dishes and the food was imaginative and delicious.

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The quality and presentation of the taster menus, including vegetarian option, was top class. Some of the dishes were a little too rich for our particular palates, but they were outstanding all the same.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special recipe. Every detail was perfect. I love the dessert and the cocktail very much.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent services and food. We ordered the Adam’s tasting menu with wine pairing. Good that they have different choices of wine pairing including non-alcoholic drinks which suited the different tastes of my party. Additionally, to my surprise, I had been here a month ago and the waitresses could still recognise me.

RP
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic lunch and could not fault any aspect. The service was excellent and the food out of this world. We had the 5 course tasting menu with the addtional lobster course. Every course worked in harmony with the next and while very full by the end of it we were all disappopinted at reaching the last course as we wanted another! The food was beautifully presented and brought to the table by the chef who had prepared it.
I took my parents to celebrate both their brithdays which was brilliantly acknowledged by the restaurant. We have been having this birthday lunch annually for the past five years at different restaurants and we all agreed that this was by far the best one and going to be hard to beat! Thank you to all the staff, front of house and in the kitchen.

y
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night at Frog by Adam! IT was the highlight of our trip to London and we literally came back to London FOR Adam. We had a great meal at The Frog two years ago, it was wonderful and could not find anything like them so we decided to visit London again for the great food by Adam. We were lucky to be sat by the bar, everyone were super nice and attentive. LOVE all the chefs' creations, the presentation, smell, taste and creativity is ON POINT.

Thank you very much again everyone for the wonderful night! We can't wait to come back and this time it will be sooner. I'm so jealous of the locals!

P
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special occasion to celebrate our daughter’s Masters graduation - and it certainly was ! The tasting menu was superb from the first mouthful to the last - and we had much debate about which course we each enjoyed most. Definitely a fantastic experience with great service while still maintaining a relaxed atmosphere. Have recommended to a friend already!