Adam Handling set to open second The Frog restaurant in Covent Garden

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Editor 25th January 2017

Adam Handling, Great British Menu contestant and former head chef of Adam Handling at Caxton which achieved 3 Rosettes in the AA Restaurant Guide, will open The Frog in Covent Garden.

Scheduled for a summer opening, the flagship restaurant will showcase Adam’s distinctive cooking style combining technical savvy with the best possible produce with a sizeable open-plan kitchen, and a large private dining room in the basement complete with its own kitchen.

The Frog
The Frog

Adam Handling said: “I’m hugely excited about opening the new restaurant this year. The Frog E1 has been so well-received and set the standard for The Frog as a group, and the new restaurant will be rooted in those foundations but also have its own, distinct style with its own dishes. The new site will draw a different clientele to the first restaurant in Shoreditch, and I want it to be unlike anything else currently available in Covent Garden."

The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner all year round, with a full team of 37 staff.

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At 28 years old Adam has competed and won an array of culinary awards throughout his career, including Scottish Young Chef of the Year, Scottish Chef of the Year, Newcomer Restaurant of the Year, the British Culinary Federation’s Chef of the Year in 2014, and was tipped as one of the “30 under 30 to watch” in the 2013 Acorn Awards.

Adam and the team are looking to build on the success of the first The Frog E1 restaurant, which was most recently listed in Bloomberg’s roundup of London’s 11 best restaurants of 2016, Hot Dinners’ best new London restaurants to open in 2016, The Caterer’s top 10 restaurant openings of 2016, The Handbook’s pick of the best new venues to open in 2016, and Square Meal’s list of 2016’s best new London restaurants.

Last year Adam was a contestant in the  the eleventh series of BBC2’s Great British Menu and was also a finalist for National Chef of the Year in 2016.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 25th January 2017

Adam Handling set to open second The Frog restaurant in Covent Garden