Adam Handling’s Chelsea restaurant at The Cadogan will close in October

Adam Handling’s restaurant at The Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea will close in October.

The decision was announced by the Adam Handling Restaurant Group together with The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel.

Handling’s restaurant opened at the beginning of 2019. Reporters have mostly been impressed, but it’s not been the knock-out that was arguably expected.

We’re told the “mutual agreement” will allow Handling to focus on his group’s expansion across the UK. The Cadogan, meanwhile, will be relaunching a new dining experience later this year.

Handling said: “As I said at the end of lockdown, I really want to focus on our flagship restaurant in Covent Garden, Frog by Adam Handling and, with the launch of The Loch & The Tyne in May in Old Windsor, and the upcoming opening of Ugly Butterfly at Carbis Bay in August, we have so much to get our teeth into.

“Working with the Cadogan Estate and Belmond for the past three years has been a great experience and we wish the team every success with the new operation when it opens later this year.”

Xavier Lablaude, GM at The Cadogan, said: “We would like to thank Adam Handling for his work in establishing the restaurant and the food and beverage concept within The Cadogan hotel.

“Since opening in March 2019 his hard work and creative flair has helped to establish The Cadogan as a premier destination within the heart of Chelsea.

“We plan to build on the excellent work of Adam to offer visitors and locals alike a signature Belmond welcome, combining understated elegance with local charm. We wish him all the best with his new projects.”

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