If there’s one thing the Adam Handling Restaurant Group is known for, it’s throwing a good party. With offerings across the country, from London to Windsor and Cornwall, you can be sure there’s something perfect for everyone this festive season.
FROG BY ADAM HANDLING
COVENT GARDEN, LONDON
Experience the enchanting spirit of Christmas in London and head to Adam’s Michelin-starred flagship restaurant in Covent Garden for a decadent tasting menu that celebrates the very best produce from the British Isles, sprinkled with a little bit of theatreland magic. And, to give you a better chance to secure a booking, Adam has now opened the restaurant for dinner on Monday evenings indefinitely. The eight-course tasting menu is £175pp with optional supplements and can be matched with a selection of incredible wines.
Adam and the team have pulled out all the stops for New Year’s Eve with an extravagant nine-course menu that features some of Adam’s personal favourite dishes. Start the evening with a glass of Champagne, before delving into the likes of ‘Langoustine, kohlrabi, sea vegetables’, ‘Scottish lobster bone soup’, ‘Why waste? lobster’, and ‘English wagyu beef, black garlic, wild herbs’. Priced at £250pp, the New Year’s Eve menu is the best possible way to see off 2022 and, to avoid you spending your evening travelling from place to place, you can party into the New Year with DJ Alex Sessions at Eve Bar, which is located just downstairs and will be giving all guests a celebratory shot at midnight.
Frog by Adam Handling & Eve Bar
34-35 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HG
THE LOCH & THE TYNE
OLD WINDSOR, BERKSHIRE
Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city? You’ll find an absolute gem in The Loch & the Tyne, located less than an hour’s drive from London, nestled away in the countryside of Old Windsor. A stunning place to cosy up with roaring fires or toast marshmallows in the winter garden, Adam’s luxury British pub is perfect for friends and families looking to celebrate somewhere a little more relaxed.
The festive a la carte menu will be available from 30th November, and features seasonal dishes such as ‘Scotch broth’, ‘Game terrine, pease pudding’, ‘Salt-aged duck, pear, chicory, burnt cream’, and, of course, the traditional ‘Turkey with all the trimmings’. The pub’s much-loved trifle has also had a festive makeover, with the ‘Christmas Pudding trifle’ on offer alongside other mouth-watering desserts like ‘Boozy cherries, burnt butter cake, hot chocolate mousse’.
The Loch & the Tyne will also be open on Christmas Day itself, offering the ultimate Christmas feast for £140pp. Guests will start with the snacks selection before going on to enjoy starters such as ‘Wagyu tartare, caviar, game chips’ and ‘Lobster rarebit omelette’. Main courses include ‘Turkey’, ‘Beef Wellington’, and ‘Roast pork belly’, all served with unlimited trimmings. No Christmas is complete without a ridiculous amount of cheese to gorge on, which is why there will be a free-flowing cheese and port station available throughout the day.
For New Year’s Eve, The Loch & the Tyne is offering an exclusive menu for £175pp, the perfect way to commence the evening before partying the night away to the sounds of the live band on the magical winter terrace. Starting with Chef’s tasting snacks, the New Year’s Eve menu includes the likes of ‘Roast scallop, smoked roe butter sauce, lovage’, ‘Chateaubriand, bone marrow mash, sticky red cabbage, dressed watercress’, and ‘Lemon sole, 26 butter sauce’. At midnight, everyone will be kept fed and watered in the best way possible… with a bacon roll and a glass of bubbles, to toast the New Year.
The Loch & The Tyne
10 Crimp Hill, Old Windsor, Windsor SL4 2QY
ST. IVES, CORNWALL
There’s no better way to celebrate the festive season than with stunning views across one of the world’s most beautiful coasts, in Cornwall. With sustainable, local, luxury in mind.
Ugly Butterfly is all about British food, inspired by Cornwall.
The five and seven-course tasting menus will be available throughout the festive season, celebrating the very best of British food and taking inspiration from the unbelievable ingredients produced in and around Cornwall. Ugly Butterfly will also be open on Christmas Day, serving a £175pp Christmas menu with the Chef’s selection of snacks and starters that include ‘Scallop, roe butter, caviar’ and ‘Venison, charcoal, chicory’. The main course options, ‘Beef Wellington’, ‘Balmoral turkey’, and ‘Lemon sole, brown shrimps, samphire’, are all served with festive trimmings. Desserts are no less delicious, including ‘Christmas pudding, brandy’ and ‘Quince, chestnut, nutmeg’.
All the stops have been pulled out for a sensational eight-course New Year’s Eve menu at Ugly Butterfly. Starting with a glass of Adam Handling’s own label English Sparkling, guests will be celebrating the occasion with dishes that showcase Cornish ingredients. They’ll enjoy the likes of, ‘All about the Cornish crab’, ‘Cornish salted caviar’, ‘Turbot, mussels, salsify’, and ‘Venison, artichoke, truffle’. The party will continue in the Ugly Butterfly bar, where a live DJ will be entertaining guests until the early hours.
Carbis Bay Estate, Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2NP