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Adam Handling is a foodie force who is the mind and thinker behind other venues including the Frog, Ugly Butterfly and Covent Garden cocktail bar Eve Bar. Now he has extended his brilliance into the pub world, opening the Loch & the Tyne not too long ago.
The venue is a pub and restaurant with rooms and is headed by co-chef proprietors Steven and Jonny who have worked with Handling now for over a decade.
This new site is an opportunity for the trio to showcase the skills they’ve learnt over the years, while also providing them with a platform to develop new flavours and dishes.
The venue offers everything you’d expect from a modern-day gastropub, including a private dining room and somewhere luxurious and comfortable to rest your head following a sumptuous feed.
Two bedrooms are available at the pub, which have been put together with the history and luxury of the pub in mind and feature furnishings and décor with stories.
But we’re here to talk about food and as with all else, the Loch & the Tyne does not disappoint on the gastronomic front.
Diners are presented with a good selection of menus, including lunch, tasting and a la carte.
On the a la carte, dishes have included rabbit terrine with pease pudding; and Orkney scallop with leek and horseradish to start.
Mains have included potato with Jerusalem artichoke and white truffle; monkfish with chorizo and coleslaw; and roast halibut with pickled radish and dressed crab.
There is also a range of classics including mac & cheese; beef lardo burger; and, of course, fish and chips.
For afters, dishes have consisted of trifles, banoffee pie-themed puddings, and chocolate and marshmallow fondant.