Frog E1

4.6
304 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

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About

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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Phone number
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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food
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4.0Dined on 4 August 2018

The restaurant has moved from its original location in Shoreditch to Hoxton Square - and the more established premises have lost some of the ambience. But the food remains very good and the service excellent. The cocktails are as innovative as the food menu although the former did not work quite so well on our last visit (tequila and tonic??!). The tasting menu was great though

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Throughly recommend trying the tasting menu at The Frog... innovative, fun and good value at £45 in London. The service was friendly and attentive and the new restaurant bright and shiney.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

The food tasted as good as it looked - impeccable! I felt the vibe was much more casual than the menu and the food itself but overall really enjoyed the evening. Highly recommend - especially the cheese donuts and mac n cheese!

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Wow Wow Wow. Ordered most of the menu then started again. Enjoyed the whole experience. Staff great. The Frog is moving to a new venue with is a shame since the local area helped the ambience. Will find them at their new digs.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Food was excellent and service efficient. Liked the way that the chefs brought out the food and ran through the ingredients. The only sour note was the ungracious and unsmiling reaction (the chef with the streak in his hair) to being thanked, as we left. Glad The Frog is moving premises - the present venue doesn’t do justice to or reflect the menu.

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3.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Slightly disappointed with the food - most dishes were on the salty side.

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4.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Leisurely lunch with tasting menu was first rate.
It's annoying that I am forced to use 50 characters by the software, one doesn't need this discipline I am, after all, voluntarily spending time to give the review.

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Our experience at Frog was enjoyable. We had friendly and attentive staff serving us an array of dishes. We had the tasting menu, which seemed to be the same for most of the other patrons dining whilst we were.

The food looked beautiful and tasted good. It did not wow us but there were good combinations of flavours which we did enjoy. The only gripe we had was my wife does not eat beef and the dish was substituted with a vegetarian option, it would have been better if replaced with a meat one.

On the whole, a good experience. Not a cheap night out, but thats what special occasions are about!

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

We went whilst on a weekend trip to London and absolutely loved it. The Tasting Menu with paired wine was stunning and would highly recommend. Lovely knowledgeable staff and a chilled atmosphere made for a really lovely and memorable night.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

The food was delicious. The service was also great. The only downside was the music. It was very clubby but thankfully not too noisy, so you could still have a decent conversation.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Very enjoyable evening! Great food, drink and service throughout the whole evening!

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we absolutely loved it!
The food was delicious and our waitress was delightful! They tailored the dishes to my dietary requirements and even gave my boyfriend a special birthday cocktail! Perfect place for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Amazing food
Sat in the tent which was a little odd with chair swings but great meal

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Lovely restaurant. Nice interior, friendly and attentive staff. Excellent food and wine!

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

This was our second time here. The service on our first visit was amazing but definitely lacked the second time around. The waiter continuously questioned our order options and made us feel quite awkward.. If I hadn't been before and had an amazing wait staff experience, I would have left on Saturday night with a very different overall opinion of Frog. Nevertheless, the atmosphere is amazing and the food is incredible. Absolutely delicious. Recommend if you're a foodie. Warning: very small portions so only go for tasting not to feel stuffed.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

The tasting menu was delicious, as was the accompanying wine. Staff were incredibly attentive and knowledgeable, and friendly.
All round fantastic evening and even better food! Will definitely be back - thank you!

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4.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Creative food in a very creative space and service was attentive.

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Great experience, detailed review on Tripadvisor

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

We visited Saturday lunchtime for the tasting menu. 2 of us had the Vegetarian tasting menu. Service was impeccable. Every course was beautifully presented & explained.
Lovely atmosphere. Some of us had the beer matching & I had the wine matching. A thoroughly interesting & enjoyable experience.
Plenty of tap water provided. Not rushed, well looked after.
Recommend without hesitation.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Amazing food, creative and fun. Definitely we will be back here!

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

A different eating experience. An outdoor covered with seating swings and fake grass /flier covered ceiling area leads to the restaurant. This is comfortable enough for a couple of hours but there are no soft surfaces. Industrial feel with open kitchen . We picked the tasting menu for £50 per head. This was tasty and different with the celeriac apple date dish being the most tasty, although the egg that was supposed to spill out over the dish had been overcooked . Delicious morsels.By the time the beef course arrived a couple of us regretted having eaten so much of the sourdough bread with delicious chicken butter! The service was excellent with a variety of waiters and kitchen staff appearing during the course of the evening to tell us about the dishes we were having . We very much enjoyed the wines and a good choice was available. The menu would need to change regularly to make one want to go back often and I don’t know that it does.

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Fab - had the tasting menu with matched beers - knowledgeable staff - and nice to see the guys in the kitchen bringing dishes to your table to talk about them.
Relaxed and unfussy - comfortable atmosphere but hard chairs!

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Amazing food and great ambience. Tables not too close together. Knowledgeable staff.
Will definitely be visiting again soon!

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Phenomenal beer menu, excellent tasting menu the salmon particularly good

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4.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Good food in a buzzling ambiense. Good service. The beer pairings could have been a bit more daring though.

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Amazing food and very friendly service
A real different experience and thoroughly recommended

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

We’ve become regulars of this fabulous culinary experience. I love the food - all beautifully presented and served by the chefs themselves. Wonderful wine-pairing menu or if you prefer beer-pairing they’ll do that too. Adam Handling is truly a master chef and he’s so passionate and dedicated you usually spot him in there.

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4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Loved our visit here. Inventive tasting menus - I had the vegetarian one and everyone else had the meat/fish one. People were looking at mine with envy! Very reasonable price for what you got. And great service from all involved. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on 16 May 2018

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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3.0Dined on 9 May 2018

An ambitious tasting menu immediately impressed us with the starters. Unfortunately, the following savoury courses were misses, starting from the chicken butter served with some stale bread and going all the way to the dry and chewy beef short rib. The only glaring exception was the pollock, cooked to perfection and well balanced. The famous beetroot pre-desert and deserts were excellent, though.

We liked the ambience and the vibe of the space, but the dining experience was slightly disappointing overall.

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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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