RestaurantsLondonCovent GardenWC2

survey result

Summary

£54
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great night out, with fab food and drinks” is the accepted wisdom on Ross Shonhan’s rocking izakayas, whose original, Soho-basement location looks set to be eclipsed by its new Fitzrovia sibling – an impressively large (170 covers) space, which adds Peruvian-Nikkei fusion-dishes and an expanded range of smoked meats to its more-established repertoire of Japanese faves (sushi, sashimi, filled steamed buns). It’s “amazing food that will leave you feeling VERY FULL”. Ratings are dragged down, though, by reporters who find the flavour combinations “odd”, or the overall package too expensive. Top Tip – “given that the main menu can be pricey: the set menu before 6pm or tasting menu is by far the best way to go”.

Summary

£53
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “fun and exciting” Soho basement is a Japanese take on the Asian steamed bun phenomenon. Part of the Bone Daddies group, fans say its dishes are “always superbly cooked and presented”, but ratings were dragged down this year by a significant minority who reckon it’s just “overpriced and quite average”. Top Tip: oft-nominated for its brunch.

Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A taste sensation” – this “party vibe” Japanese izakaya in a Soho basement (part of the Bone Daddies group) wins consistently rave reviews for its steamed buns, loaded with “high quality meat”. Top Tip – “Sunday brunch is a firm favourite”: “an amazing amount of food and drink for the price”.

For 30 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at Flesh and Buns?

Restaurant details

No dress code
110

Flesh and Buns Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Flesh and Buns Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Flesh and Buns restaurant.
Limor B
Delicious food at a reasonable price! Would...
Reviewed 10 months, 15 days ago

"Delicious food at a reasonable price! Would certainly go back, however the restaurant was quite loud "

Report this comment
Have you eaten at Flesh and Buns?
Post your own review of Flesh and Buns and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £22.00 £24.00
SundayLunch   £39.00
Brunch   £46.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 40.00 Always available 8

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£3.00 £15.20 £4.30 £6.80
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Make A Booking
Number of Diners:
Required Time:
Powered by OpenTable
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9:30 pm

Best Japanese restaurants nearby

Kanada-Ya
Japanese restaurant in Covent Garden
£39
    £
5
Exceptional
3
Good
2
Average
Ippudo London
Japanese restaurant in Camden
£47
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
Shackfuyu
Japanese restaurant in Soho
£46
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

Mon Plaisir Restaurant
French restaurant in Covent Garden
£54
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
The Barbary
North African restaurant in Covent Garden
£52
   ££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
Da Mario
Italian restaurant in Covent Garden
£53
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good