Flesh & Buns Covent Garden

4.6
2967 reviews
£26 to £40
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.

Experiences

  • Bottomless Sunday Brunch

    £42.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    FREE-FLOWING PROSECCO, RED WINE OR WHITE WINE INCLUDED SERVED TO THE TABLE Chips & Dips Edamame SMALL DISHES Korean Fried Wings Salmon avocado roll Chicken Yakitori California Roll Mix Seafood Ceviche Fried Squid Salmon Sashimi FLESH & BUNS (includes two buns per person) 1/2 Spatchcock Chicken Crispy Piglet belly Crispy Duck leg Portobello Mushrooms DESSERTS Chocolate Fondant Kinako Donuts
  • FareShare - Dine Local

    £42.50 per person

    Nov 18 - Dec 14, 2021

    FareShare - Dine Local FareShare - Dine Local (each £5 donation funds up to 20 meals for communities in need) Come celebrate FareShare - Dine Local in Flesh & Buns Covent garden. Enjoy our amazing tasting menu with 9 courses to share. Featuring lots of signature dishes including Korean fried wings, crispy piglet belly, and S'more. *Minimum 2 people, to be served to the entire table. Not suitable for Vegans. -Chips and Dips -Seared Tuna -Salmon & avocado roll -Korean fried wings -Grilled broccoli -Fried Squid -Crispy duck leg -Crispy piglet belly -S'more

Offers

  • Collect 500 bonus points

    Mon - Wed 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2967 People Are Saying
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WilliamS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying sushi and it did not disappoint, well worth a visit if you are in the area. Also a complimentary dessert for my birthday which was a nice touch.

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ToddM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food, would definitely recommend!

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TomM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding service, and the food is pretty awesome also

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PollyannaR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant with amazing food! Was honestly the one of the sushi dishes and chicken wings the express menu was also a great option for a less expensive option

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EllieC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great setting! Great value for money, get so much food, toasted our own s’mores!

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SamC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch experience is excellent!

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TroyD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was really disappointing the dishes were overpriced and the chicken dry and overcooked, we won’t be going back such a shame.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall a good evening but 3 guests out of 10 didn’t get what they ordered with all the other guests. Dishes came out much later which a little disappointing

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Alex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was slow and bordering on rude, the food was good but not that special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was lovely, service was very good!

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food!! Service was so lovely and a great place for a celebration meal!

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KatieG
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it, great food, great atmosphere and perfect for a catch up with friends

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Tonyb
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

good all-round, i recommend - i will be visiting again

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Bryony
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, we had the bottomless brunch and there was so much of it! Essentially 4 courses and bottomless drinks (very attentively topped up) for such a reasonable price. Will definitely be back.

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EvetteA
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food . We went before a show at lunch time Would like to go back during the evening as I imagine it’s has a great atmosphere

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable time. Our food was delicious and the atmosphere was great.

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Abbie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great, really good experience

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Nk84
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Flesh&Buns before the theatre. We decided to have the tasting menu, and I must say the food was absolutely amazing. It was such a great way to sample the best of the menu, incredibly generous portion sizes and absolutely delicious! The dessert was in particular very special!
The staff were super attentive and were always making sure we were happy.

Would highly recommend it!

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Jessica
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Came here to celebrate my birthday. The starters were really good but we didn't enjoy our mains at all. The table next to us had their item removed from their bill that they didn't like, this wasn't offered to us

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JillianG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Flesh and Buns. The food was fantastic and the service great! It is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Love this place and highly recommend!

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kirsteny
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love flesh and buns, would recommend the chicken wings

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tryptmn
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING dinner! We had the two course pre theatre option and it was absolutely delicious! Amazing food, attentive staff, wonderful setting. We were in a bit of a rush to make it to a show and the hostess bumped us up the queue and made sure we were out in time. Very impressed!

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KeishaS
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the 2 course express lunch menu which was very filling. I think they should offer a soft drink in with the deal to make it better value for money

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Veronica
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall, it was nice but the food took quite a long time to arrive. There were a few things missing and again, it took a while to get them. The food was really nice but I think it's overpriced. Also, in my opinion, the wine was too expensive, £40 for a pretty basic bottle of Chardonnay.

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vipStephanieP
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good experience here for lunchtime. Friendly staff and really good food!

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Chrissie
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress allocated to table was so attentive and had wonderful recommendations!

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vipJay17
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow to start and it wasnt busy but they put us in a corner table next to a larger group when there were plenty of tables, which was frustrating as the food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date place, the bao buns are to die for, great for veggies too!

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PeterB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Came here with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday and we really loved the customised birthday dessert. That I had requested! Thank you so much

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The ambiance is so nice but food is poor. The menu is limited and buns were not how i expected

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SonalP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great service and speedy delivery of food. Recommendations were made by server which was great on both food and wine.

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shanip
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and restaurant is cute, and in a nice vibrant area. The staff were very attentive, the food was tasty and service good. We didnt have an empty glass or low glass during the bottomless brunch which made for a fun afternoon. We had a slight issue with one of our items and the staff were very helpful and kind and resolved very quickly. Would recommend to all, the bottomless brunch is great value, we left being very full and content, the dessert is also a cute surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

All very average.

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Cerys
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The 2/3 course pre theatre menu option was a really good option and value for money with a good variety for a set menu. Food came quickly and tasted amazing - staff were attentive and friendly, would definitely recommend.

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Sheila
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flesh & Buns you never disappoint! All the menu is outstanding, this is Japanese cooking made with love. I live in Leicester and whenever I’m in London I will make the effort to book a table and order loads of tasty food and always take more home with me. Staff & service was excellent. Thanks Sheila

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal with amazing service

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LK1234
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really tasty, staff were really accomodating and friendly. 5 Stars from me.

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vipAnthony
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great food.

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sindi349
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambience and value for money 10/10 will definitely be back!!

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SophieV
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find - great food. Really delicious and great service !

FAQs

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden is rated 4.6 stars by 2967 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.