Whether you’re visiting just for the day, the weekend or perhaps even visiting the UK’s capital from abroad, I urge you to make a trip from the usual tourist traps of central London and experience some seriously impressive (and incidentally, wildly Instagram-able) food in East London.
The Frog E1 is a restaurant unlike any other. Its ‘industrial-chic’ interior and East London setting have been combined with the kind of exquisite and innovative cooking more commonly seen in the likes of Mayfair. Young Chef Adam Handling has certainly got a handle on what Londoners and tourists alike are seeking: a relaxed, stripped back environment with extraordinary levels of gastronomy and intrigue to satisfy even the most foodie of foodies.
It’s also worth noting that The Tasting Menu at £50 per head it is one of the best value tasting menus in London.
Don’t Miss: The Chicken Butter. This accompanies the bread (and is a feature on the tasting menu). I can guarantee groans of pure delight. Regular butter will forever seem mediocre once you’ve sampled this.
PS. Word on the street is that Adam Handling may be spawning a further ‘Frog’ in the Covent Garden area in the near future.
For info and bookings, visit: www.thefrogrestaurant.com
What else can I do in East London?
East London is fast becoming ‘the’ part of London to visit. Its streets are lined with poignant, funny or even simply beautiful pieces of street art and the diversity of places to eat, drink and shop are increasing by the day. If you’re a fan of a beard, enjoy a cup of artisan coffee and adhere to any other of the hipster’s signature ways of life, then you’ll love your time spent in the East of the capital.
To see the street art, with a guide, consider booking with Alternative London Tours.