Flesh & Buns is the first London restaurant to serve Taiwanese hirata buns: do-it-yourself steamed, filled buns. Try the traditional pork filling, or opt for other fillings such as lamb, chicken or sea bass. There's also a selection of Japanese raw food and small plates on the menu, while the bar serves cocktails, sakes and Japanese whiskeys.
|Typical meal price||From £26.00 per diner|
£26 to £40
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Flesh & Buns
41 Earlham StreetLondonWC2H 9LX
Top 5 reviews of Flesh & Buns
First of all, the service - and I mean from the minute I got to the reception/hostess station - was superb. I arrived alone and told him I'd be dining alone. Immediately I was asked, so politely, if I could wait just a minute. Of course, I could. Within 4 minutes, I was gently gathered and walked to the back end/service area of the bar. The host immediately went to the lead bartender and,... more
I love Bone Daddies and Shackfuyu so I was really looking forward to Flesh & Buns.
We did the tasting menu, which was more expensive than Shackfuyu yet less filling.
The highlights were definitely the meat dishes: Korean fried chicken, duck (flesh), and pork (flesh). The s'mores at the end were a nice touch too.
The sushi, chips and dips, and tuna tartare were a bit of a letdown.
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Although the recommended "two buns per person" might seem quite small, I thought it turned out to be just the right amount. For our flesh dishes, my friend and I ordered the braised ox cheek, crispy piglet belly, and salmon teriyaki. Both of us thought the ox cheek was by far the best one. We ended with the signature s'mores dessert, which is a must-have at Flesh & Buns. You get to roast the... more
Be aware that this place get crowded very early. We went there for a very late lunch or a very early dinner, around 5:45, and therefore had no trouble to find a space for two.
We sat at this long table in the middle and very soon joined by other groupes of people. Personally, I think we were a bit too close to the others but it was quiet enough to hear each other across the table.
I got pulled in fom the street level after reading the board about their lunch special (Express Menu consisting of 2 courses and drink for 19 pounds). It was getting close to my time leaving London, so I felt like celebrating and treating myself a little.
Downstairs is very dark and almost club-like with loud rock and roll music. It is softened with industrial/rustic decor and warm lighting.... more