The Frog Hoxton

Silver Award
London, N1 6PB ·Website ·Call020 3813 9832

SquareMeal Review of The Frog Hoxton

Silver Award

MasterChef alumnus Adam Handling has moved his debut The Frog E1 restaurant from the Old Truman Brewery to a large, multi-purpose site on Hoxton Square.

His biggest operation yet, this Frog comprises a dining room, a buzzy basement bar called The Iron Stag and an adjoining coffee/beer shop called Bean & Wheat. As before, it’s kitted out with contemporary artwork and graffiti, while you’ll even find Handling’s blown-up face looming over you in the loos.

The food offering, too, remains reassuringly similar to the old address, including two multi-course tasting menus. Butter whipped with chicken fat, topped with crispy chicken skin and served with sourdough, was a particular highlight and typical of the high-octane combinations; we also loved the signature warm savoury doughnuts, oozing cheese and topped with a heavy dusting of earthy truffle. New additions include a crisp, lightly-spiced brown shrimp tartlet.

Desserts are intriguing and effective; we loved our white chocolate paired with refreshing cucumber and dill, a triumphant marriage of sweet and savoury. Cheeky cocktails such as the Scottish Porn Star (made with Irn Bru, no less) are impressive, but there are non-alcoholic sips available too, as well as vegetarian and vegan versions of the tasting menu. Our only complaint overall was the slightly disorganised (though very friendly) service.

If you enjoy your fine dining without white tablecloths and waistcoat-wearing waiters (the chefs serve up each course), we’d recommend leapfrogging your way to Hoxton.   

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Fun, Lively
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

Location for The Frog Hoxton

45-47 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB

020 3813 9832


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 17:00-23:00
Thu 17:00-23:00
Fri 17:00-23:00
Sat 17:00-23:00
Sun Closed

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3 Reviews 

Kay S

26 July 2019  
I really enjoyed the tasting menu in this restaurant and would like to try more.

Pancras B

29 March 2019  
Very innovative and delicious cooking. Cool cooking that's not fussy.

Lloyd S

19 February 2019  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Outstanding Tasting Menu Lunch

If I start by saying I've already booked in for a return visit then what's to follow will not surprise you. This was an excellent lunch from start to finish combining stunning food & drink with fabulous service. We arrived at Liverpool Street station and decided to take the fifteen minute stroll along Curtain Road then as you cross Old Street this will lead you straight to the restaurant. The restaurant itself is set on a corner of Hoxton Square which is another area in Shoreditch that has been developed into a hip & trendy location. When we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted by restaurant manager / sommelier George who really looked after us throughout our visit. After a brief chat he showed us to our table which was along by the window overlooking the square. Once seated we had a look around the restaurant which was actually very spacious. On the left as you enter is the long open kitchen then in front there are three rows of seats with an additional seating area at the opposite end where on the wall was some amazing artwork. There is also the addition of a bar area downstairs. We started with a drink from there extensive wine & beer list where they in fact have over two hundred beers so unless you have a favourite it's best to ask George for some advice. It was then time to look at the menus which there was a choice of A La Carte or our choice the Tasting Menu which you can have matched wines or beers. First up from the menu was some amazing snacks that were so delicious and just a fantastic way to start. One was a Heritage Carrot , Roasted Hazelnuts & Mint and the other was Trout , Buckwheat & Passion Fruit Next to come was the Bread with the simply amazing Chicken Butter that was so good we were given some to bring home. This was accompanied by the Beef , Chilli & Lovage on a cracker with delightful indian flavours While enjoying your food you get to listen to some great tunes which I have heard people say can be quite loud but I can assure you that is not the case. What's also good is that the chefs bring out each course themselves which is a really nice touch especially with it being an open kitchen giving you the opportunity to interact if you so wish. So on to our next dish and which in fact is Adam's signature dish the Celeriac , Yolk , Apple , Dates & Truffle was an absolute delight. This was followed by a fabulous Mussel & Pumpkin Curry with Wild Rice very light and delicate but giving a nice warm feeling in the throat Now it was time for our main course and there was no disappointment here either as we enjoyed a fabulous Duck , Rhubarb & Pistachio dish which was brought to us by head chef Jamie who it was great to meet and have a chat with. Before desserts we were then treated to a heavenly Cheese Doughnut which George matched with a fabulous glass of Banyuls Dessert Wine. It was to die for as our waitress Tamsin who also a pleasure to meet and looked after us very well verified Now it was time for desserts to which there were three to choose from. My wife chose the Blood Orange , Lemon Balm & Oats so it was only right that i chose the other two. One being the Chocolate Tofu , Coconut & Lime and the other a Caramelised White Chocolate , Buckwheat & Apple. All desserts were pure heaven and delightfully matched with fabulous sweet wines a Mount Horrocks Gordon Cut and a light Rude Mechanicals Frizzante To finish we enjoyed a coffee and a delightful Petit Four which brought to an end an outstanding lunch. I'm already looking forward to our return in April and I would highly recommend booking a table here. I'd like to say a Thank You to Jamie and his chefs for the amazing food and also to George , Tamsin and the team for taking care of us which really added to our lunch experience

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