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Frog E1

4.6
272 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
A showcase for young creatives

Adam Handling’s Frog offers a relaxed environment showcasing Adam’s distinctive cooking style – combining technical savvy with the best possible produce, and a lightly theatrical touch.

With innovation at the core of Adam’s cooking, he and his team have also developed a drinks offering to match. Guests can expect to sip on craft beers from selected micro-breweries, new age wines from young winemakers, curated cocktails and even in-house made kombucha, either at the restaurant tables or at the wooden- topped bar.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 22:30
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020 3813 9832
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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
5 minutes walk from Shoreditch High Street
Additional
Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Tue - Thu 12:00PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 2:30PM

What 272 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was amazing, we tried the tasting menu, and would recommend everyone to give it a try. The cocktails were great too. We had a lovely time.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Interesting food, some good traditional flavours, some interesting new ones, some odd. Good veriety.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Best restaurant meal I’ve had in a long time. Definitely recommend the tasting menu. Fun and imaginative food, extensive drinks menu, good service, lives up to the hype.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Initially, a little concerned because some of the reviews mentioned the service was poor but we didn't find this at all. The team were great, all smiles and very attentive. Great idea to have the chefs serve the food at your table. Food was exceptional especially the pollock and short rib - couldn't decide out of the two dishes which was the best but well done to everyone in the kitchen, the whole 8-course tasting menu was superb.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Fabulous tasting menu with beer pairing, never paired beer with food so it was very interesting

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Really cool venue, service was excellent and food was really tasty , the chefs take the time to explain each dish to you, great for date night and spotted tables for group bookings. Wide range of beers, price wise very very reasonable for the quality of dishes! Will definitely be back! And the lemon meringue desert is a must!!!

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Great food, perfectly implemented.

But for one course my friend said his tasted not right. I dutifully wolfed it down but it did not taste the same as mine. Following this I felt sick for the next two days. Maybe this was made by a junior chef.

Otherwise than the above the food is exceptional.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

We came here to celebrate my birthday and was impressed with service, food and ambience. Fine dining in a cosy and relaxed setting.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Had a lovely welcome and given a table with a swing seat, which was fun. Tried the Tasting Menu with wine flight. Everything was delicious. All of the staff were informative but didn't go on and on... Our waiter was very attentive and friendly.

Only slight issue, sort out the door so people can get in.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

From the outside you wouldn't expect this restaurant to deliver on the quality that it does, totally understated. The minute you enter you are met with imaginative decor, I expect from the farm the produce is sourced from, a noticeable yet comfortable level of background music and the smell of the food from the open kitchen at the back of the room. We were originally seated next to the kitchen which was slightly out of the way. When I asked if we could be moved to the front of the restaurant as it was my girlfriend's birthday the waitress was totally accommodating and seated us exactly where we had asked (luck of the draw I suppose). We went for the tasting menu, £50 for around 6 courses plus an extra £3 for the cheese doughnut course. The food was nothing short of outstanding, each course with it's own character and ideas, served by the chef that had prepared in the kitchen moments before. Standout dishes were the Lamb, the cheese doughnuts (totally worth the £3) and the Beetroot. At the end of the meal the staff then presented my girlfriend with a birthday cocktail/dessert free of charge with a candle to celebrate! This was not requested by me at all and was simply down to the staffs attention to detail when requesting if we could be moved due to her birthday. An overall unforgettable experience that I have told anyone who will listen about. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

The food at The Frog is indescribably good, I would highly recommend the tasting menu.

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2.0Dined on 28 April 2018

I would have forgiven having to sit on a swing if the food had been excellent. I would also have forgiven the menu which spoke of having "a good feed", if the food had been terrific. But it was not. The "beetroot, beetroot and more beetroot" for instance was actually two very small pellets that were over-sweet and sickly, in my view. All very beautifully presented - but this was style over substance and bordering on pretentiousness. The service however was excellent. But the food? Insubstantial, despite having numerous dishes, and sadly not as good as I had expected. When I got home I had scrambled eggs on toast. And I really didn't like having a tasty meal out with friends being described on the menu as having "a good feed". I thought that is what battery hens and cattle have.

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Nothing to fault, we went for a la carte as the degustation menu is quite a lot of food, the lamb was delicious, The chicken butter really interesting and the wine was great too. I won't be surprised if The Frog gets its Michelin start very soon...
Love the fact that the kitchen guys bring the dishes and talk about them!

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Birthday treat with Vegan Neice. we had taster menus. Fabulous. Unfortunately for her we could sample hers but she could not do the same. Both were great.
We had said it was birthday as web site asked -but nothing came back from this information so tiny bit disapointed there was no mention of it.
but it should not detract from what a lovely venue, amazing food and lovely coktails.
definately be returning.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Visited for Saturday lunch and we both had the tasting menu. Food was amazing, such flavour and beautiful presentation in all the plates tasted. We had cocktails and wine with our food in the outdoor space overlooking the square and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I'd go back tomorrow and do it all again if I could. You have to try the chicken butter, cheese donuts, beetroot beetroot and more beetroot, and The Frog favourite of celeriac, apple, lime and date. Definitely a strong recommendation from us.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Fourth time there for lunch. Tremendous food and a good vibe. Loved the Mexican wine.

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3.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Too much noise! Uncomfortable seating. Wines were so and so.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Excellent food, excellent cocktails and great service

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Excellent, delicious food. Friendly service. Only gripe is that the whole table have to have the same menu - difficult if there are large and small appetites in the same party.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Spectacular food and service at every visit. Incredible value tasting menu comparable in quality and interest to any Michelin restaurant in the capital.

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

My third at least memorable visit to The Frog. I have been twice before, once at the start when Adam ran the pass and once again at the end of last year. On both the previous occasions the food was outstanding and the service was unparalleled. The chefs that prepared each dish would serve them to you with a brief explanation of the dish and it's components. On this occasion the delivery seemed to lack passion and be a regurgitated speech they'd memorised. The menu hasn't changed much since my last visit, which implies a lack of creativity within the kitchen. I found 3 of 5 dishes on the tasting menu to be mediocre, when I've come to expect excellence from this establishment. Despite being a special occasion there was no acknowledgement and the waitress was cold and unenthused. This was my favourite restaurant in London, it's intimate setting, beautiful decor and amazing food made it so. However I feel it has lost something with Adam not being there. I will visit his new location in Covent Garden to hopefully rectify this.

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4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Back to basics interior - but fun. Fabulous food - we tried the tasting menu which @ £50 pp was good value for what we had - everything was delicious with thought having gone into the meal as a whole - stand-outs where the Sourdough with Chicken Butter, Lamb rump and Cheese doughnuts!
Desert was marred by my wife's dish containing a large piece of hard plastic - however we had suitable apologies and a reduction in the bill to keep us happy.
I want to try the Covent Garden branch now!

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3.0Dined on 6 April 2018

The food at The Frog is delicious, but for the location, ambience and service, it felt like a rip off. We sat there for ten minutes before anyone asked if we wanted a drink. They recommend 3/4 plates from their menu but every single dish was no more than 3 mouthfuls. We actually didn’t order the recommended numver of dishes and it is lucky that we didn’t as the plates wouldn’t have managed to fit on the table! So in summary: tiny food, massive plates, and I wouldn’t recommend it as there are so many other fabulous restaurants in the area that won’t leave you feeling cheated.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

The Frog was awesome as always. The menu is amazing it may be intersting to see a few more changes to it for summer, though then of course people will miss their old faves.

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4.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Great restaurant, great service and great food. I went for my partner's birthday and we did the tasting menu with wine pairing . I was initially a little put off when I received a text message threatening a £20 charge if I brought a cake/candles for my partner and didn't order dessert. I understand the rationale but the delivery wasn't great and there was no mention of the fact that they offered a cocktail with a candle for free instead. That being said, I will go back again for the tasting menu. The quality was brilliant and it was a fun experience.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Celebrated a friends 50th birthday. Had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Excellent!

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Trip to London was arranged, so planned to stay longer for supper at The Frog in Spittalfields/Brick Lane and we were not disappointed.
Similar to the Frog in Covent Garden, but a big more edgy, the food was to a similar standard. We would recommend the 8 course taster menu (+ added cheese doughnuts of course); food great, staff friendly, open pass and all with a laid back approach. Treat yourself!

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

We had two of the available Tasting Menus on our visit, the standard 9-course for 3 of us, and the Vegan Tasting for the 4th member of our party. It seemed silly not to take the wine pairing menu as well, so we did.

The food was 'taste-bomb' after 'taste-bomb' ;and we relished every bite and sip that was put in front of us. It seemed that the chefs that prepared our food also delivered it to the table and described what they had created; and the sommelier talked through each wine and was happy to have a discussion with my companion about the relative merits of each choice.

Every member of the team was warm, welcoming, and enthusiastic about The Frog; combine this with the fact that I was celebrating my birthday, and we can honestly say that we enjoyed every second of the evening.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Amazing from start to finish!!!

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

The food exceeded our expectations! It was outstanding. We traveled from Frankfurt to eat at The Frog for my husband's birthday and it was well worth the trip. We look forward to another trip just to eat there again.

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4.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Tasting menu and drinks pairing was delicious. Staff friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. Ambiance casual. Some outstanding tastes and ones which surprised me, and some which were good but not to my palate. Hospitality excellent - complementary Kambucha and complementary birthday cocktail - thank you very much.
I ate here on my own and did not feel out of place. I would definitely recommend and would definitely return.
One small niggle was a very load truck outside the restaurant for a good 15 mins - nothing restaurant could do - but it was annoying.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

A lovely dining experience with taster menu and wine pairing. The whole experience was relaxed informative and delicious! I would highly recommend a visit!

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Our second visit to the Frog, we had a lovely evening. The food is exceptional, the flavours are so intense. It’s difficult to describe how unusual the food is presented. Our friends were first time visitors and they couldn’t stop talking about it. The Beetroot Beetroot Beetroot nibble was over way too quickly so delicious.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

We loved the atmosphere which was really relaxed. Staff were attentive and the concept of the chefs bringing the dishes out was really cool. The tasting menu was excellent value and we left feeling very satisfied.

I loved the fact that Adam himself came round and chatted to us at the start of service. We were on a date and this added a personal touch and contributed to the relaxed atmosphere. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

We went for lunch on Saturday. Impressive decor and quite relaxing. Great wine list. Tapas portion food but reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

The food here was genuinely innovative and really well priced. The dining room is a bit austere, so maybe not your cup of tea. Overall though the food is quite amazing and different.

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Fantastic tasting menu and the staff were terrific.

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4.0Dined on 20 March 2018

We had been hoping to try Jamie's Masterchef dishes so were a bit disappointed to find them not on the menu - however everything we did order was great, especially the celeriac and egg yolk, and the Frog mac n cheese. A long and interesting drinks list and friendly, casual service.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Great ambience, loved the swing seat! We had 8 course tasting menu, the service was well paced and the food was amazing. Loved the birthday cocktail at the end. Thanks for a good evening

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4.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Great food and place , only 1 remark : very noisy , was sometimes difficult to have a conversation because of the noise levels .But I would definitely still recommend it because food is excellent

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