Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia

4.5
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360 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.

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Sun 3:00PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Tue 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Wed - Thu 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 360 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GL
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Japanese Fried Chicken was out of this world. Unreal. Staff were all super lovely too.

OT
Hungary
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The meet was too dry, partially burnt, and didn’t meet the quality I would expect. I’ve been there before and it was much better but the last couple of times the quality really dropped.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

The manager at the front desk was so rude could not be bothered. Ruined the experience as we walked through the door. Unfortunate because the food was great and other staff were really good!

JS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Angelo was a great waiter - the food is thoroughly enjoyable and you get a lot for what you pay for! Would recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic in every aspect

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

The food was super dry and bland

JG
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding as always. We really enjoyed the ambience and the staff were lovely.

VF
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food, really different take on traditional Japanese food. Really good cocktails and lovely service.

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow - amazing food, and fantastic service, particularly from Emilie who answered all our questions about the food with enthusiasm. There wasn’t a single dish that didn’t land some beautiful flavours and demonstrate how perfectly it can be cooked/prepared. We shall return!

j
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff and great food that we felt was reasonably priced. The dessert platter was the perfect finish to the meal which was plenty for 6 of us to enjoy.

AW
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was delicious and staff made an effort to create something for a member of our party who was vegan. I shared a mixed meat meal. The meat had delicious smoky flavours and the hot coal heating the dishes filled the space with an aroma that complimented the flavours of the food. We were given a lovely private dining area and really enjoyed the atmosphere.
I haven’t given a full 5 star rating as we found the menu quite confusing and inflexible. Even after staff explained options for large parties. We were encouraged on arrival to pick a set menu for simplicity’s sake, but with any of the set menus if one wanted it it was then a requirement that we all have it. This made it difficult as we had one or two people with differing dietary requirements at the table.
I also wasn’t that keen on the cocktail I had - peechee spritz.
Lady who looked after us was lovely 😊 Thanks

VD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, good prices and portions

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice evening. Pleasant atmosphere

N
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Chicken wings are great. Mains came too early that they got cold. Cocktails take too long to come but taste great

DP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Helpful staff, fantastic food and fun vibe. I'll be back.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good. Absolutely love this place. Delicious food and cool interior. The crispy piglet belly is my favourite. And soft shell crab.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Music too loud for a restaurant, everything else was brilliant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our waiter was super nice with great recommendations, we just found the waitress that came to tell us to leave the table as they needed to prepare it for the next person very abrupt and rude.

SJ
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

The food was delicious but the service was awful.

It took 20 minutes and for us to complain before we were asked for drinks order

The waiting staff did not seem to understand the basics of service. For the price that was paid I expect a lot more. They appeared poorly trained and inexperienced (although all very friendly).

I could not recommend anyone attends here.

L
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The food here was outstanding! The sushi was delicious and the flesh and buns meals were all so tasty!! The space is nice and roomy and the vibe is relaxed but chic and upscale. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Bar staff were good. Cocktails reasonable.

Dinning service was too quick. We felt rushed. New plates were been sent to the table constantly and some of the food was not of a quality I would expect for the price charged.

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

the scallops asparagus dish was very very spicy, full of chili so a little warning would be good.
It took a little too long to clear our plates

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere - can't wait to return.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent throughout

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AmaZing food And service . Great value! Definitely coming back for more ! :-)

RJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Beautiful restaurant. Really welcoming front of staff however our waitress was quite blunt and wasn’t able to make recommendations. Also felt like we were rushed. However, the food was delicious. I may return on a fri or sat night when the atmosphere may be better as it felt a little cold.

a
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely space and charming staff. The food is incredibly good. Different flavours and a big choice. The actual buns are not my favourite thing in general, but all the dishes we had were fresh, delicious and very well presented. Delighted to have discovered this place. We had lunch but I bet it is great fun in the evening as well.

HH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The miso aubergine was superb. Staff were accommodating to us being late and were very friendly

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bottomless brunch. Very generous

R
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Loud clubby atmosphere.
Shared table other people we dont know or offered bar despite booking.
Expensive but tasty And unusual food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food! Slightly pricey though !

PL
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice place. Cool style. Good food! I will go there again for sure

CF
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I tried the testing menu. It was so good, and quite big!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Disaster, that's all I can say. I pre booked this restaurant around 6 weeks before we got there, I ashed if they could get a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio wine for my partner as we were getting engaged, on arrival they didn't do that wine but the worst thing was that they took our order and when we asked where the food was nearly an hour later they admitted that they'd forgot about us. This was supposed to me my engagement dinner which had been totally spoiled. The manager did say he'd make amends but the fact that the restaurant was due to close within an hour made us just walk out.
The service is terrible , but as for the food we never got a chance to try it . Not Happy !

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a birthday celebration there and the staff really took care of us. The food was good, but the menu was confusing and require detailed explanation.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely time at this restaurant, however, we shared a lot of the small plates and everything was really spicy without any info about that in the meny. That is something that can be improved! But food was good and staff superfrienfdly!

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food- wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the experience ! totally recommend this place

MN
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Such a great place for a first date, group of friends or anything. Fun and upbeat vibe. A button at the table to hail the sour trolley and really tasty and unique dishes. Will definitely be back!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Brilliant!

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AB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing - although everything came really quickly so it might have been better to have slightly longer breaks in between meals.