Flesh and Buns
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Address: 41 Earlham St, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9LX

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Japanese restaurant in Covent Garden specialising in hirata buns from the team behind Bone Daddies. The informal dining concept is inspired by Japanese izakayas and in addition to buns, the menu includes sashimi, maki rolls and a selection of Japanese bar snacks. The dining room is below ground level and has 140 covers as well as a bar serving frozen yuzu margaritas, specialty wines, sakes, Shochu and Japanese whiskeys.

 

Latest reviews of Flesh and Buns

jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

12 January 2014

Flesh & Buns is a rowdy, shameless, in-yer-face romp. If it were a movie, the trailer would have a deep-throated bombastic voiceover and you’d know what you were getting and decide accordingly whether it was for you. Me, I’ve always been a sucker for that stuff…

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Giles Coren, The Times

21 September 2013

And the flesh and buns part of the meal was, in fact, sensational full stop. Original, witty and thrilling. My meat was soft, sweetly sauced and aromatic, and the puffs of steamed white bun, split open to receive the torn meat and whatever salad you wanted to apply, were light and heavenly…

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PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

2 September 2013

All the meats are served with the buns on the side – it’s up to you to shred and divvy up the meat as you see fit. (…) The braised pork belly was the best of our meat triple – the pork had a sweet and sticky glaze that gave way to tender and mildly fatty flesh…

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Joe-Warwick

Joe Warwick (Metro), Metro

29 August 2013

Like Bone Daddies, Flesh & Buns offers classic rock on the stereo, smart but informal service, small plates and a fine sake selection. (…) For the main event crispy duck leg (with sour plum soy and turnip pickle) loses out to braised pork belly. Soft, sweet and as moist as the finest pulled pork, it’s a faultless foil for the pillowy buns with its mustard miso and pickled apple…

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What the Critics say

jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

12 January 2014

Flesh & Buns is a rowdy, shameless, in-yer-face romp. If it were a movie, the trailer would have a deep-throated bombastic voiceover and you’d know what you were getting and decide accordingly whether it was for you. Me, I’ve always been a sucker for that stuff…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

21 September 2013

And the flesh and buns part of the meal was, in fact, sensational full stop. Original, witty and thrilling. My meat was soft, sweetly sauced and aromatic, and the puffs of steamed white bun, split open to receive the torn meat and whatever salad you wanted to apply, were light and heavenly…

Read full review »
Joe-Warwick

Joe Warwick (Metro), Metro

29 August 2013

Like Bone Daddies, Flesh & Buns offers classic rock on the stereo, smart but informal service, small plates and a fine sake selection. (…) For the main event crispy duck leg (with sour plum soy and turnip pickle) loses out to braised pork belly. Soft, sweet and as moist as the finest pulled pork, it’s a faultless foil for the pillowy buns with its mustard miso and pickled apple…

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Time Out

Celia Plender, Time Out

27 August 2013

S’mores is a hoot as you get to toast your own marshmallows on a Japanese table top brazier. These are then sandwiched between a caramely biscuit, with a slice of white chocolate laced with matcha green tea. The kinako doughnuts, made with roasted soya bean flour, were another highlight, filled with oozy black sugar custard…

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Grace Dent, Evening Standard

16 August 2013

Order a ton of prawn tempura rolls, sweet spicy pig bones and miso butter mussels and then move on to the baskets of fresh hirata, which it’s acceptable to grab like a savage and stuff with as much flat iron steak, crisp lettuce, pickled shimeji and drippy BBQ sauce as is permissible before shoving it into your mouth like a person who hasn’t been fed since Christmas. The waitress will pass one a towel at the end of dinner. You’ll need it…

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What the Bloggers say

PickyGlutton

The Picky Glutton, pickyglutton.com

2 September 2013

All the meats are served with the buns on the side – it’s up to you to shred and divvy up the meat as you see fit. (…) The braised pork belly was the best of our meat triple – the pork had a sweet and sticky glaze that gave way to tender and mildly fatty flesh…

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