Rising young star Adam Handling will plant his flag in the West End on 1 September by opening his second restaurant under The Frog name, in Covent Garden. The new venue is the flagship of a planned group, serving a “more formal” version of the cooking he has developed at The Frog E1, which opened in Spitalfields last year.
Handling, 28, started out in the industry as the first ever trainee chef at the Gleneagles Hotel in his native Scotland.
Frog by Adam Handling will have 50 covers, with an additional 20 covers in the private dining room, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a full team of 60 staff. It will be in Southampton Street off the Strand, around the corner from French chef Gregory Marchand’s restaurant Frenchie in Henrietta Street.