Covent Garden is always one of London’s top areas to eat and drink outside if you’re a tourist. Us locals keep clear, but now there’s a good reason to join in. Plus there are no tourists anymore.
Adam Handling has lunched’Toad on the Road’ this week, offering zero waste dishes on the street.’The Toad on the Road’ terrace sits outside Frog by Adam Handling and Eve Bar on Southampton Street in Covent Garden.
Using offcuts of prime produce from the Frog by Adam Handling Tasting Menu, the menu features waste ingredients which have been transformed into delicious dishes including signatures like lobster rolls using offcuts from Adam’s Lobster wagyu dish, and Nanny Sophie’s fried chicken Ã¢â‚¬â€œ using the thighs not needed for the restaurant’s chicken main course; and fish finger sandwiches made from turbot trim.
Even failed pomme souffles find a way onto this menu, served with caviar and all the trimmings.
Drinks from Eve Bar’s new cocktail list will be served on the terrace, including Coffee Negroni, which uses coffee grounds seeped in gin, left over from the Nespresso coffee pods served in the restaurant
There will also be a special menu of frozen drinks available at Toad on the Road which have been launched in time for Covent Garden’s’Cool Down’ event which is running from August 27 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 31. These include Frozen Negroni, Frozen Elderflower Daquiri, and Frozen Espresso Martini.
Frozen ice cream sandwiches will be served too, using foraged ingredients from in and around Hackney including meadowsweet which is used in a parfait.
Toad on the Road has outdoor seating (with roomy parasols for our unpredictable weather) for up to 36 and for the next few weeks, the terrace will be festooned in floral decorations created by McQueens, one of the world’s leading floral design company, as St-Germain, the world’s first artisanal French liqueur, takes up residence.
There will be a full St-Germain cocktail menu to enjoy in the sun until end of September, with a free spritz for those signed up to the DUSK app Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the guide to going out.
Toad on the Road has signed up to the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, offering 50% off food orders (up to £10 per head) from Monday to Wednesday until the end of August.
Frog by Adam Handling
34-35 Southampton Street