Frog by Adam Handling

“Exciting flavours, innovation and theatre in the heart of Covent Garden” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

LONDON WC2, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS

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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
We have chosen not to use digital menus but each guest will take their menu away with them as a souvenir so it won't be reused. We will have screens at the open kitchen counter and at the bar counter to separate the employees and the guests. We are updating an image on our policy but once complete, it will be fully visible on our website. All staff will have COVID training, separate to the modules to be completed, before they return to work.

Our Inspector's view

Firmly established as a go-to Covent Garden fine-dining destination, Adam Handling’s stylish flagship venue combines a sexy downstairs bar and contemporary street-level dining room. The open kitchen is the standout focus, while counter seats get the full-on action of the pass. Handling’s 10-course tasting menu comes with brief titles, as chefs, and a talented service team, describe and add final flourishes at the table. It’s highly innovative cuisine, combining deep skill and top-draw materials with dressed-to-thrill presentation, matched by bold flavours and some unusual combinations. Opening ‘Snacks’ wow from the off; including an oyster, buttermilk and cucumber tart perhaps, while Orkney scallop could be teamed with carrot and chilli and Herdwick lamb with sweetbread and morels. An abiding ethos for sustainability and zero waste is commendable.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Notable Wine List
Frog by Adam Handling
34–35 Southampton Street,LONDON WC2,LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS,WC2E 7HG

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 34
  • Private dining available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Closed: 24-26 December, 1 January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 5
  • Wines over £30: 200
  • Wines by the glass: 50
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover London

The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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