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Flesh & Buns Covent Garden

4.4
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2518 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
Flesh & Buns Covent Garden, from the team behind Bone Daddies and Shackfuyu, is located within the bustling Seven Dials area in Covent Garden. Inspired by Japanese izakayas, roughly translated as a pub or place designed for informal eating and drinking, Flesh & Buns is the first restaurant in London to specialise in gua bao buns (DIY filled steamed buns).
Below street-level, the restaurant has a bar area offering bar dining for up to 10 people, serving a variety of sake brands and a diverse range of cocktails including the signature Frozen Yuzu Margarita, alongside the restaurant’s varied sharing food menu. Draped fabric ‘noren’ screen curtains surround intimate dining booths and transport diners to an authentic Japanese drinking den experience – bookable and ideal for groups of friends or colleagues meeting for lunch, dinner or Flesh & Buns’ ever-popular Sunday Brunch.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

2 courses £22

Jul 6, 2020-Sep 30, 2020·Daily 12:00-19:00

or 3 courses £24.  From Express and pre/post theatre menu

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 7:00PM

What 2518 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Raynebabe
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food
Loved it. Food was cooked to perfection

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AmeliaW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious, my only issue was that they served our food at slightly different times and felt a little rushed between starters and mains. Otherwise food was incredible and they clearly read the note on my booking and accommodated accordingly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, very attentive. Food was amazing and the complimentary Saki was divine!! Would definitely go again

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PeterA
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and sensible steps are in place for COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service here is fantastic!!

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LeahM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always and speedy service.

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bampi
Norfolk
18 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Has a fantastic dinner - quick service; fab food and choice and great cocktails and everything was delicious and tasty. Miso aubergine and prawn tempura rolls were stand out! Much buzzy atmosphere and cool and funky inside. Nice cocktails and reasonable too!

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Eatout
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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LoveBrown
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Booked this restaurant for a friends leaving gathering, nice food lovely ambience nice cocktails. We ordered sushi which came with fish eggs but it wasn’t specified on the menu but this was changed straight away.

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CharlieGill
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Third time back and it gets better every time food is unbelievable..

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Franco
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Good random stop for a tummy filling, overpriced starters. Stick to a big plate. Great cocktails.

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williamraffoul
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Wasn't as nice as we expected, was quite bland.

Portions were bang on, just wasnt up to par.

Drinks selection was rubbish, the service varied from excellent to bad

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Moni
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is so good, specially the buns (you must try the portobello mushroom bun!)

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NB21
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and lovely food! Highly recommend the fried squid and fried chicken buns!

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EugeneO
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service with good ambience . Great all around

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CaroleP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always. Great atmosphere and food with very attentive staff.

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LondonFoodie89
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food outstanding. Refills are often. It was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We did the tasting menu which is amazing, very tasty I definitely recommend this place. At times I felt a bit rushed so I asked for ten minutes just to slow the pace a bit but they didn’t mind at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely night here, food was amazing & service was excellent.
Would highly recommended the lamb shank... was to die for.

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Immokk
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Lovely food, good selection and pretty filling. Expensive for what you get but service was lovely. Ambience a little strange but not their fault... dining during a pandemic

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AdamB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

2nd visit and both times amazing, will be back!!!!

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edr92
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food
Slightly pricey but could portion sizes so the value is still decent

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Harry
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing place, it is one of the best Japanese restaurants I’ve been to in london

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on 21 July 2020

Dear Harry, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We are so grateful for your kind words. We're looking forward to seeing you again.

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lewisd
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and amazing food, will definitely be back

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on 21 July 2020

This review made our day!

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Daniel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Felt rushed. We asked specifically for the waiter to slow down the rapid pace of food being served to us and not less than 3 minutes later, our next dish was brought to our table. Plates were cleared in under an hour. Staff were friendly but didn't know much about the food. Food was fine, but not worth the money.

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on 21 July 2020

Dear Daniel, Thank you for posting a review and we’re sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected. If you wish to book in the future, we have our Express Menu available every day until 19:00 and after 22:00, which will help to smooth the service of your table. We do encourage our staff to let the customer know that the food comes out when it's ready, we're sorry you weren't informed about this, the next time we will ensure that you are told.

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MayN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with an excellent menu. So full we couldn’t have desert. Great vegetarian options as well!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Slightly rushed service. Mediocre food

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visitor10
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Great experience thanks to our waitress, Hi. Nice cocktails .
Ps
Do not recommend the piglet belly.

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vipRjMc
London
19 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well worth the three and a half month lockdown wait.
The staff were really good to us and the sushi, flesh and buns were outstanding as usual. I’ll be back, highly recommended.

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CaroleP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Outstanding food and service. Sunday buffet is amazing value. The bao buns and chicken wings are the absolute best!

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Jack
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd time coming here and honestly my fave place to have brunch would definitely recommend to anyone. Great value for money too

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JellyTerror
1 review