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Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia

4.4
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505 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Japanese
Flesh & Buns was the first restaurant in London dedicated to steamed bao and Japanese drinking food. Expect fluffy steamed buns with gutsy fillings, plus loads more plates to share. This is unusual, yet addictive, Japanese-inspired food served in a Izakaya setting.

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 505 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

We are regulars here, and have consciously been trying to dine with you more during this time to support your business. We were disappointed to have a substandard experience this time. We want to support you but it’s important that even though you aren’t as busy at the moment you really should maintain your normal good standards. We were told you were out of stock of soy sauce - which seems bizarre as there is a Sainsbury’s just across the road. Some of the dishes tasted different and not as nice, and the service was less friendly (i know its hard with a mask but it really makes for an unpleasant dining experience). Anyway, we will return soon but felt you should know about our experience as not everyone would be as understanding.

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Jenna
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, tasty hot food!! Calmed down a hangry couple!

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JayneS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

In these exceptional times the staff at Flesh & Buns (Berners St) could not have tried harder. It was light and airy and lots of space if you are concerned. Thanks guys for giving us a taste of what was xxx

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Chicken wings get smaller every time we come but other than that its a great time!

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Joshua
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic brunch on Saturday, all the staff who severed us were great but especially Liza/Lisa?! (Not sure on the spelling!)

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Anna
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

brunch was great value and staff did a great job to keep us safe, and provide amazing service

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AbeeraA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the interior of the restaurant was gorgeous! It is the perfect place to go if you are looking to celebrate an occasion, or if you are just in the mood for YUMMY food!

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MicaR
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really quiet restaurant but amazing food and great service.

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vipEricS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love eating here. In this Covid world, the staff wore masks, were courteous and friendly. Went in for lunch and the restaurant was very quiet, so a little strange to have the place virtually to ourselves. Social distancing measures were clear and well laid out, sanitising stations well placed.

The food was up to it's usual very high standards and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending eating here.

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Nikita
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Accommodating staff and good vibe! Food was very tasty and portions are quite big overall. A good variety to suit everyone's individual needs. Would recommend to others.

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NatNat
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good service backed up with good food. The duck I ordered was a little dry but still quite good. The pork belly that my girlfriend ordered was excellent - something I would go back for.

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JamesAndAmy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good social distancing measures. One way system. All staff with masks. Lots of space between tables.

Food was delicious as always. Staff incredibly attentive and friendly. We actually found the meal more enjoyable because of social distancing! Less noisy, faster service, more private.

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NinaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first dining experience post lockdown and we felt very safe. Food was delicious, sushi was beautiful and fresh, poke bowls excellent value for money. Could not recommend more.

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Vesna
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our first venture out to a restaurant since lockdown was eased and it was such a lovely experience. The tables were a very safe distance apart and it was done in such a way that it did not feel like an empty restaurant and maintained it's buzz. The food was outstanding! We have eaten here before and it was just as much of a great experience as it was pre-COVID. The staff are so polite and attentive and looked happy to see diners back in their establishment. This was such a great way to get back to something that feels more normal and my husband and I can't wait to return again for the great food and wonderful service.

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WillP
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

really enjoyed our first meal out since lockdown. the food is such great fun. we're both veggie and there's a lot of meat and fish dishes here but we still found enough veggie options to keep us happy. we both love bone daddies and flesh and buns is the slightly more upmarket version of that. very happy customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Food was great as usual, service by Victor was amazing. However the portion sizes have become much smaller.

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EveD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service. Servers all wore masks and tables laid out spaciously.

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JwowD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Great experience. I’ll be back for more

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Ran out of the desert I was looking forward too, but really liked how the restaurant made our anniversary special

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MFer
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time out since restrictions have been lifted and the experience was great. The food was delicious and the service faultless.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!!

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NiamhR
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Really good food, and not too pricey. Particularly recommend the duck bao buns!

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StefanS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere, service and food all great. Recommend the miso aubergine!

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Rhona
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Tasty food, great service, lovely atmosphere. On the more expensive side for what it is but nice as a once off.

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

With it being the first night open we were obviously not sure what to expect, but there’s a one way system going around the restaurant, hand sanitiser, the waitress explained what changes had been made and how she would serve us etc. The food was incredible! We loved it!

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Danai1
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service.
Lisa was a fantastic host that made us feel very welcomed.

We’re definitely going back

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LauraVS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Amazing food served in a contemporary way with excellent decoration! The asian fusion was great and the value also great for London. Service and attention to detail could be improved, especially since the staff kept forgetting orders and misunderstanding requests but overall great experience!

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AzeemR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing service and great food all put together with a great atmosphere

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Ptjw1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice place. Good food. Tables quite close together so you do feel like your sitting with others a bit. The wine is quite expensive for what it is.

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SylvieT
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been here several times and introduced others, highly recommend Crispy Piglet Belly, Wings or Hot Stone Rice. This is one place to introduce visitors to London in a shared atmosphere of good food

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ClaireM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

The food was great as always. Apart from a handful of staff the rest were obsessed with a “celebrity” who was apparently about to arrive and this made the service at best impatient and at worst just plain rude. Due to slow service we’d just finished our mains 30 mins before they’d told us our table had to be given up. The bill was brought before we’d even been offered dessert. We were told we had to leave the table and then sat with our cards on the bill for 15 minutes before anyone came to take payment. One waiter made a rude comment about a lack of a tip (we’d paid the 12.5% despite our terrible service as a couple of the waitresses were actually ok)

I’ve never felt so unwanted in a venue and I’m delighted I now live in Newcastle where I can get even better sushi and bao with actually good service.

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NicolasD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great value for money. Really like the place!

Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia
Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I'm so pleased to read that you had a great experience at Flesh and Buns Oxford Circus! I hope it wouldn't be long until you will visit us again. Kind Regards,

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SophieL
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the pisco sour button on the table! Delicious food, especially the pork belly.

Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia
Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear Sophie, Thanks for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends to enjoy our happy hour, daily from 5pm to 7pm. “pisco sour 2 for 1” Kind Regards,

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vipManisha
London
59 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this restaurant and for the first time, tried Sunday lunch there - needless to say, delicious food as always. Korean fried wings are a must!

Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia
Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thanks for your lovely feedback. Myself and the team are very happy to hear we met your expectations. We are looking forward to seeing you again.

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NellaD
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I honestly wish there was an option to award 6 stars for service.

The team were absolutely fantastic and couldn’t give them a better review.

Food was fantastic! Really looking to come back and see you soon.

Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia
Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear Guest, I'm so pleased to read that everything has been up to expectations. I will be sharing your kind comments with our team. See you soon!

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EstherC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, pretty place. Music a bit too loud for me, but we had a great time

Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia
Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thanks for leaving a review and for letting us know you had such a great time. Please let us know next time you visit us so we can offer you a table away from the speaker. Looking forward to seeing you again.

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Anoxy123
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Loud, busy and not as personal as the Covent Garden one. Food still amazing though.

Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia
Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your review with us. It is certainly disappointing to hear your experience was overall not very satisfying. Flesh and Buns Oxford Circus is certainly committed to providing its guests with the highest quality of customer care. I will be sharing your comments with our team. Kind Regards,

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Farrah
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place for brunch and catch up with friends, especially if you enjoy a buzzing atmosphere.

Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia
Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear Guest, Many thanks for you feedback on your recent visit at Flesh and Buns Oxford Circus. I am happy to read that you had such a wonderful time for brunch. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipMarunaD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We had to wait 25 min for our table which was booked 3 weeks before, staff was very rude when we asked for our table, just said that we had to wait or we could leave!
At 11.55 pm they told us that we had to leave because according to what they said everyone should be out by midnight. Will never go back again! Same restaurant in Covent Garden much better

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vipAziz
London
47 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! Great food great atmosphere great service.

Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia
Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear Guest, Thanks for your fabulous feedback and letting us know that you experienced a great service from start to finish and enjoyed our tasty food. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia is rated 4.4 stars by 505 OpenTable diners.

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