Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

The Frog

The Frog

Adam Handling had huge success in Westminster at the Caxton Grill, but now he's set up his own spot in Shoreditch. It's a much more casual affair than before, but the food and its influences remains much the same. There's a great value tasting menu here, and the chicken butter is to die for.

Restaurant details

Address: 2 Ely’s Yard, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street E1 6QR

Telephone number: 020 3813 9832

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Nearest Station: Liverpool Street

  • Bar area
  • Outside seating (weather permitting)

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Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Tom Parker Bowles Mail on Sunday
Reviewed by July 24, 2016
"But you won’t find this level of cooking, at these prices, anywhere in Britain. High-end cooking, in low-fi surroundings. Handling has talent to burn. Catch this Frog, before it turns, inevitably, into a prince." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Richard Vines Bloomberg Estimated score
Reviewed on July 13, 2016
"Don't be fooled: The cooking is more serious than in many fancy restaurants, with a focus on flavor and an appreciation of aesthetics. Simply put, the food looks and tastes great. It's modern Michelin-level food, only the stars are in the kitchen not on the wall." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on July 13, 2016
"Star rating is hard. In a sense, it’s incredible value for so much mucking around. Adam Handling is clearly totally dedicated and highly skilled. But tasteful? No. Would I go back? No." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 5.5
Steve Dineen City AM
Reviewed on June 21, 2016
"One or two big punchy dishes lift a meal: 10 of them make the whole thing blend into an unrelenting mulch of flavour." READ REVIEW

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