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survey result

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Delicious steamed bao buns with great fillings” are the star turn at these “loud” and dynamic izakayas (Japanese gastropubs) in Covent Garden and Fitzrovia, backed up by raw fish and hot-stone rice dishes. The newer, bigger Fitzrovia branch, near Oxford Circus, adds a selection of Peruvian-fusion Nikkei plates. They are part of the Bone Daddies group, whose Australian founder, Ross Shonhan, departed in 2020 for pastures new in Dubai.

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.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
110

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%
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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

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