Ross Shonhan adds to his portfolio of rock ‘n’ roll ramen bars and izakayas (which includes Bone Daddies and Shackfuyu) with an offshoot of Flesh & Buns opening in Fitzrovia in late-June this year. The original opened in Covent Garden in 2013 and has won consistent praise among our reporters for food that’s “a taste sensation” and its “party vibe”.
Situated in the Copyright development on Berners Street, the new restaurant will differ from the original in that it will explore Nikkei Peruvian cuisine, whilst also staying true to the izakaya Japanese pub experience. Firm faves from the first restaurant will still be available, alongside a new ceviche and tiradito offering.
On the menu: Crispy Piglet Belly with Pickled Apple; the much-loved ‘S’mores’; ceviche and tiradito; and hot dishes including a ‘Chilli-Miso Smoked Brisket’ created using a new wood smoker, which will be unique to the restaurant. Signature Frozen Yuzu Margaritas will remain on the menu, with an expansion into the world of Peru’s most celebrated cocktail – the Pisco Sour – which will be table side for guests when they push the ‘Press for Pisco’s’ button on their table.
The 170-cover restaurant will sit across one floor with 15 counter seats at the bar, additional seating leading on to an open kitchen, with counter dining for up to 22, and a semi-private dining room to book for up to 18 diners.