Frog by Adam Handling
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.
We booked the Frog for our Anniversary and decided to try the “Adam Handling” 9 course tasting menu.
Our evening was initially delayed when we were seated at our table 20 minutes after our reservation, although the hostess was apologetic.
The food was incredible, every course was delicious and had distinctive elements which made the night an experience to remember. Our personal favourites were the scallops served with oyster and caviar, and the snacks at the beginning. We recommend going hungry!
We had a mixed experience with the service. All our servers were pleasant, respectful and knowledgeable regarding the menu. However, there was an incident where a glass of wine was spilt over my plate of food and clothing by the waitress. Though this was understandably a mistake, other than a replacement glass being provided, we were offered nothing else in the way of compensation, something we would have expected from a restaurant of this calibre.
Our night was not ruined by the incident, we will ultimately remember it for the outstanding culinary experience provided by the team. It is a shame we left the meal feeling slightly disappointed the Frog had not done more to make up for the earlier mishap.
Fantastic cocktails followed by a syunning meal with a nice glass or two of Picpoul de Pinet. Each of the eleven courses was a delight - all to my taste - and what a range of different tastes. For me, the quantities were just right for a long, leisurely lunch. Tasting menus leave you so hungry after the first 3 courses, but then the hunger abates and you can relax and enjoy. The staff were wonderfully attentive, kind and friendly. They were unobtrusive but always around - I suppose that's why the meal is up the upper end of the price band. We would love to go again when we have saved our pennies.
Nice food but very small portions (left hungry) with a high price.
My friend was visiting London and I called the restaurant in advance to make sure there's some little surprise prepared - the lady in the phone kindly agreed but nothing happened during our dessert course. We also found this tiny bug on our cheese course.
Great evening at Frog (Covent Garden). Delicious amuse bouches, we then had the 5 course tasting menu which had lots of variety and all excellent dishes. Even the bread and butter is delicious. Excellent service too.
Very poor reception upon arrival. Waited at the downstairs bar for 20/25 minutes just for a glass of wine.
However once we finally sat down for dinner it was exceptional. The service was great and the food was of very high quality.
The only downfall was the layout of the restaurant and the general ambience. Would still recommend for a friend to try once. But won’t be going back any time soon
Absolutely sensational tasting menu. Loved every single dish. Unreservedly recommend.
SUBLIME - best meal of my life. Beats any michelin restaurant
This was our second visit and was just as special and memorable as the first.
The staff are amazing - super friendly, attentive and genuinely care about your experience.
The food is outstanding, the wine is superb and you leave thoroughly satisfied!
We were celebrating a joint birthday and had a wonderful surprise at the end of the meal.
Excellent creative taster menu. Highly recommend for food, attentive service from all staff. Our second visit but it won’t be our last!!
What a fantastic meal for my girlfriends 30th birthday. Exceptional service from all the staff, from the welcome at the front door to the serving staff and chefs that presented every single course. The food was of the highest standard, with a stunning presentation and brilliant flavour - with the wine pairing perfectly complimenting the incredibly well balanced tasting menu. Thanks for a really memorable evening!
Beautiful little restaurant just off the Strand. Greeted very warmly and led to our table. Attentive service from all the staff, superb food beautifully presented and explained by our waitress and the kitchen staff who accompany each dish to the table. The “snacks” were delightful, we could have eaten them all night especially the cheese filled doughnut. Each course complemented each other.
The toilets were clean and you ere led down to them via stairs lit by candles, a lovely little touch.
Had a most enjoyable evening and have no doubt we shall return.
To Adam and his team, well done.
This was an experience. Every bite was amazing and the delight of the evening was the wonderful people who had made the food bringing it to the table to explain what we were going to eat. Thank you EVERYONE at Frog for an evening we will never forget.
Stunning food. Great service
Great food and a lovely atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
Anniversary great food and service we really enjoyed it
Better at the counter near the kitchen for us
Food that delivers on creativity, taste, and presentation in a refined contemporary setting. Top notch - we will be back.
Once the extra heavy entrance door had been opened ( ! ) were met by excellent staff, and the quality and professionalism of the whole team who served us was top class. The food: simply fantastic, from the delicious bread and butter with crispy chicken and chicken juice served before we started to the tiny fudge and delicate muffin surprise after coffee. A magnificent mushroom based starter was followed by the salt aged duck - which was simply perfect. For a relatively small restaurant, there were an awful lot of staff in front of house and in the kitchens; and all played their part in a very impressive lunch time dining experience - the wine suggestion was perfect too !
An amazing experience. A real sense of theatre as courses arrive at the table. Each course brought a different taste sensation to the palette. Wine complimented each course and showcased the food so well. Service was amazing, staff so friendly-faultless.
Would heartily recommend to anyone, as long as they are happy to pay the price.
Impeccable service with fabulous food
Amazing food, really amazing. Loved every dish! They need to sort their website as still says you can choose a la Carte but you can’t. Only 5 or 7 course tasting menus. Also service would have been a five but we got there for 5:30pm as they opened as we had the theatre and it took them nearly an hour to get the service up to standard. After that it was amazing as expected but at the beginning, wasn’t great. Will definitely go back and soon!
An amazing tasting menu.
Excellent meal, the two main courses in particular stood out as top quality ingredients and execution.
As already said by another reviewer, go now, before they start getting stars (plural) and the prices rocket. Simply outstanding.
An outstanding lunch with Adams 10 course tasting menu.
As good as any of the Michelin rated restaurants I’ve visited. Exciting to experience Adam Handling’s take on creative modern British cuisine . Each course an homage to seasonal ingredients presented with artistic whimsy by an excellent wait staff. Well selected wine pairings make for the perfect culinary adventure. Hats off...
The food was beautifully presented, creative and tasted great. The staff were friendly and attentive. We also thought that the tasting menu was very good value given the quality of the food and number of courses offered. We would definitely dine here again.
Best meal I’ve ever had, absolutely delicious and a lovely ambiance
Amazing food and service. Great attention to detail an enjoyable experience.
Absolutely stunning meal at The Frog. They have a lovely bar for pre dinner cocktails and a great dining room looking into the kitchen. The staff are attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. We had the tasting menu and each dish was perfect. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and be will be back soon.
With a relaxed, bright atmosphere, lovely service, full of creative dishes, a pleasant meal
Food was superb would definitely recommend -especially the chicken butter and crispy skin I would have been happy with 5 courses of that
Wow, exceptional food and one of the best “meals”we have had. Our first time here. Expertly trained knowledgeable staff added to the value.
The only negative and minor at that in the scale of the evening, Was that we felt a bit uncomfortable, having arrived slightly early for a 530 meal (@520pm) we were told that the restaurant wasn’t open yet but we could have drinks at their downstairs bar. Not a problem, but the downstairs staff weren’t ready for us either, although there were other guests there, and we also had to confirm to them that we had a booking. The downstairs bar reminded me of bars in my student days, very dark and slightly smelly. We had to put the phone torch light on to see to read the bar drinks menu.... so just a bit odd for us.
However, we were soon brought back upstairs into the light to enjoy a well run dining experience. Where we did not feel rushed and the staff were on hand to explain and help us. Everything tasted fantastic and was presented beautifully. We dined with our teenage daughters who loved it. We will return. Thank you for a really lovely evening.
This is one of the best dining experiences I have had. The food was amazing and the staff were friendly knowledgeable and there when they were needed without being overbearing. We had the tasting menu and the food was sublime and the flavours and textures were excellent. I will be going back
Had an amazing evening with exceptional staff and outstanding food - thank you.
Amazing food & service
Not only will you have an amazing meal at Frog but it is a complete immersive experience. The food is meticulously prepared and the service is extremely accommodating. This is no pretension here. The servers and staff were incredibly friendly the food delicious.
Fabulous tasting menu, outstanding service. Front of house team are exceptional.
The experience was absolutely as we expected. Beautiful food, complex and technical, delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were all attentive and professional. A joy to watch the kitchen team work so well together in a clam and professional manner with lots of interaction with diners. Joyful evening out. Wine prices are the higher end of the spectrum comparatively. Highly recommended.