Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you

survey result

For 25 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 60,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

Summary

“Packed to the gills with a loud and well-lubricated crowd”, this “buzzing and cool” Soho basement (sibling to Bone Daddies) provides “fab” steamed buns that are “so good and fresh”, plus “excellent hot stone rice dishes”.

£50
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Nice buns…”; this “funky” Soho basement (sibling to Bone Daddies) serves “mouthwatering, meat-filled steam buns” and other “unusual Japanese-influenced dishes” to a “hip” crowd, some of it on communal tables; it’s “too loud” though.

£50
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Plates of steamed buns with delicious fillings, and lots of little nibbles such as sushi” offer some “good Asian flavours” at this “industrial-style” Covent Garden basement yearling – a sibling to Bone Daddies; at the peak, though, the atmosphere can be “mad”.

£50
Good
Average
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A new izakaya (informal Japanese) restaurant, in a Covent Garden basement, from the team behind Soho’s trendy Bone Daddies; early press reviews have been very positive.

£50
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Have you eaten at Flesh and Buns?

Restaurant details

No
No
10 pm, Wed-Sat 11 pm, Sun 9.30 pm
41 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LX
Make A Booking
Number of Diners:
Required Time:
Powered by OpenTable
Opening hours

Mon & Tue noon - 3 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm; Wed - Fri noon - 3 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm; Sat noon - 11 pm; Sun noon - 9.30 pm
Last orders: 10 pm, Wed-Sat 11 pm, Sun 9.30 pm

Best Japanese restaurants nearby

Kulu Kulu
Japanese restaurant in Covent Garden
£32
Good
Poor
Average
Kanada-Ya
Japanese restaurant in Covent Garden
£19
Exceptional
Good
Average
Ippudo London
Japanese restaurant in Holborn
£38
Average
Good
Average

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
French restaurant in Covent Garden
£52
Good
Good
Very Good
Tredwell's
British, Modern restaurant in Seven Dials
£53
Poor
Average
Poor
La Bodega Negra Cafe
Mexican/TexMex restaurant in Soho
£50
Average
Average
Very Good

The 2018 Harden's Guide

2018 Hardens Restaurant Guide

"User friendly in price, size and outlook"

Financial Times

What social media is saying