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Adam Handling's Latest Restaurant Is Fighting Food Waste In Chelsea

Ugly Butterfly

Published . By Anisah Audu.


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As if operating 6 restaurants and bars across London wasn't enough work, Adam Handling is at it again. His latest venture? A zero-waste restaurant in the heart of Chelsea. Just a stone's throw from his most recent outpost at the Belmond Cadogan, Ugly Butterfly has spread its wings to the King's Road.

With a firm focus on eliminating food waste, Handling has teamed up with the Cadogan Estate, Quintessentially Foundation and The Felix Project - with 2.5% of takings donated to the charity. Expect the same innovation when it comes to small plates and intriguing snacks, as well as a sustainable Champagne list.

Shining a light on underutilised and often discarded ingredients, the menu sees Handling's iconic chicken butter recipe given an eco-friendly upgrade with the addition of banana bread. But that's not all, as brand new dishes include unusual high-low pairings like crispy fried chicken feet topped with caviar alongside 'retired' beef tartare and 'reformed' doughnuts... guess we'll have to find out what those are.