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The Frog Restaurant

2 Ely's Yard, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR

(((() British

Excellent British take on tapas. Lots of small sharing plates, great variety of tastes.

Graham Martin 10 February 2017
from London

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From acclaimed chef Adam Handling, The Frog in Ely’s Yard Spitalfields showcases his distinctive cooking style in a relaxed setting. Combining the best possible produce with a lightly theatrical touch, innovative dishes are served for brunch, lunch and dinner.

As well as a la carte dishes, The Frog offers a daily changing, 5-course tasting menu, packed with exciting flavour combinations and cooking techniques. The food menu is matched by the drinks list, which features craft beers from selected micro-breweries, new age wines from young winemakers, curated cocktails and even in-house made kombucha.

With artwork by young artists exhibited on the walls, the interior sees industrial design features joined by eclectic soft furnishings and a wooden-topped bar.

The Frog Restaurant London sits just off Brick Lane, a short walk from Shoreditch High Street Station.

The Frog Restaurant

2 Ely's Yard, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR

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4.6 (((() (based on 263 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Lina Simonav from london

    Great food and knowledge of staff

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by AHC from London

    Delicious inventive food. The burnt beef was exquisite.
    Waiting staff were very attentive and helpful.

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by William Davis from London Borough of Hillingdon

    We were greeted nicely and shown to a great table near the kitchen. My wife thoroughly enjoyed watching the action in the kitchen while I had a view of the bar and restaurant. Everyone happy !

    The food is excellent. The only problem is that the sharing concept falls flat on its face when the food is so good you won't share. Easily solved by ordering some more. Special mention for the crab, avocado and apple dish and the halibut but everything is good and beautifully presented.

    Also a mention for the staff, you get to meet quite a few of them in the course of the evening with the food being served by the chefs. Everyone was very pleasant and knowledgeable.

    We had a wonderful evening. Thanks

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Alexander Bashford from London

    Service is impeccable! Waiters for drinks are very knowledgeable and the chef's bringing out the courses are the friendliest you'll meet.
    Cannot rate it or recommend it highly enough, something I thought that would be "an experience" will become a regular!

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Alice Gee from London

    Food was amazing but service was poor. Front of house take orders and bring checks and seem to be trained in avoiding eye contact with clients. Food is brought to able by chefs who can answer questions about preparation and ingredients but don't naturally provide much commentary.

    We had 3 snacks and 3 items from the British Tapas section of the menu. Would recommend ordering the bread with chicken butter as spongy homemade bread was useful for mopping up delicious sauces for the whole meal. Chicken butter was weird but good. Infused with chicken skin and sprinkled with chicken crackling. Cheese doughnut was two small beignets filled with cheese sauce setved with grated cheese and truffle. I wouldn't order the potato, aubergine, miso again. Dull and a tiny portion.

    Cauliflower, kimchi, harissa was terrific. Floettes toasted aggressively to light. brown and draped with a mild sweet homemade kimchi. Served with dots of harrisa flavoured mayo and onion purée. Burnt beef was bavette steak seared at very high temperature and thus very flavourful. Came with chewy deep fried Jerusalem artichokes, garlicky sour cream, charred pickle onion, and a blackened leek powder. Delicious combo of meatiness, earthiness, acidity and pungency. Lamb and mash was rich and comforting. Sloe cooked shoulder was meltingly soft, served with slightly sweet lamb mince ragout, creamy mash, meat hugs finished with mint oil.

    Very filling lunch so no room for dessert. We spent £24 on drinks (2 glasses of house red and 2 bottles of dry pear cider) and the bill with service came to £87.

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Margaret Howard from London

    Service was good and ambience friendly.

  • ((((* 12 February 2017 by Carly Hubbard from London

    Outstanding food, excellent service and great atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit and we will be going back.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Emma Abbey from London

    A brilliant experience. Incredible food, lovely service. Favourite dish - BBQ octopus and also the miso cauliflower.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by Steve White from London

    The atmosphere was excellent, as was the service. The cocktails were inventive and fun (not to mention very tasty).

    And the food? Oh my, that was just outstanding. We are currently struggling to pick our favourite dish, as they were all so good. It would probably be a tie between the burnt beet and the lamb, but all the food was just fantastic.

    Desert wise, I think our favourite was the chocolate and cherry.

    A fantastic combination of atmosphere, taste, and the odd bit of theatre when some of the dishes came out. We absolutely loved our dinner last night.

  • ((((* 12 February 2017 by Simon Rickman from Camberley

    Service was excellent, albeit very slow on taking the first drinks order, dreadfully slow on bringing drinks, and all subsequent drinks orders. My request for Limoncello at desert was taken, but then no feedback as to whether it was available or not. Drinks (wine) portions are small and very expensive, bottle price, not enough affordable wines around the £20-25 mark which was very disappointing.

    Food was sublime, amazing flavours and imagination has gone into the dishes, great presentation and nice time taken to explain the dishes to us when they were brought to the table. Staff very good at doing this, it was a nice touch.

    Overall would def go again, let down only by over priced wine menu, and dreadfully slow delivery of drinks orders, we arrived at Most6tpm so it wasn't like it was over busy.

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