Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
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.
Daniel who served us was a star. The food was incredible, the Korean chicken wings were so spicy and delicious I want to go again soon! Sunday brunch was £39 and there was so much food, go hungry!
Lovely ambiance and excellent food. We had the set menu which was delicious and plentiful.
Sadly food not as good as it used to be. Chicken was just very odd and also very dry. I think it’s now expensive for what it is. Time to move on!
Really good restaurant to go with friends or in couple.
Really good to share different dishes and take the occasion to try the menu.
100% I'll repeat!
We had a great time at Flesh & Buns, the food was as good as ever, but the venue still appears to have a lack of waiting staff. The waiting staff there worked really hard all night, but for the third time in a row we arrived to find out table was not ready, and we therefore waited at the bar for 15 minutes. No big deal on a Saturday night.
However, it was disappointing to be rushed to leave after our two hour time allocation. We had no intention of staying at the table for 2 hours, but service was slow, and we had to clamour for attention to order anything, which then took a long time to arrive. At the end we were told we could only order desserts that would arrive quickly because the table was needed (leaving us with 2 disappointed kids) and even then pressed to pay and vacate the table rapidly.
The waiting staff did their absolute best, but there are too few of them to cater for the number of customers on Saturday evenings.
Unfortunately I had a bad experience. Despite reserving a table for two, we were not given either of the 3 available tables for 2 at the start. I had to speak with another member of staff for the appropriate table.
My friends food arrived first and my food had been forgotten and given to another table. Instead of apologiesing, they said they havent forgotten me and its on its way an 45 minutes to an hour later.
The waitresses treated us nicely, whilst the waiters behaved very odd and non caring.
The food was amazing, complements to the chef.
They had cut £2 off from the set menus for the atrocious behaviour. Saying that they gave us our desserts and buns for free. Not to mention still had to pay service charge.
In overview unpleasant experience.
Me and my fiancé visiting flesh and buns regular and so far we didn’t get disappointed always everything is top quality food, service, atmosphere. Flesh and buns is one of our fave restaurants. Recommend Japanese chicken to try delicious!😉
The set lunch was a great choice and a good size. Highly recommend.
Over prise food not that great. Service non existent
Amazing food, portion size are very lagre fantastic service, staff very attentive and helpful. Definetely will come back.
Food was great, big portions. However felt like the staff were rushing us so much so they can have the table back. We was eating starters and they was taking the plates off us. With the mains they were keen to take the plates quickly again. Otherwise nice restaurant and food.
Amazing food. Genuinely one of the best Asian restaurant meals ive ever had
Good cocktails, good food and a buzzy atmosphere. Love the small plates concept generally and here the only real challenge is if there are only a few of you how much can you manage to eat. The flesh and buns are the highlight but we probably should have gone for the Waygu over the sirloin - it was good but not memorable.
Not a cheap night, but not unreasonably priced for what we ate.
Made us off-menu cocktails
One of the best restaurant I did !
Beautiful fast, nice area, nice mix between Asian street food and gastronomy !
Absolutely delicious food, very varied and a great place to share and try different dishes. It is pricey but can't fault the food.
Came for a birthday meal and had a great time. Both the service and food were great. Will definitely be coming back :)
Good food and service
Great place for interesting Asian food. Little noisy, depending on who you are sat next to. But would definitely return :)
We went for dinner after the theatre and had their theatre special. The food was delicious. We had chicken wings for starter and duck and salmon for main. It was absolutely perfect. The doughnuts and Sunday for dessert was out of this world. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed. I would highly recommend.
Word of warning if you're on a date... If you're on the benches opposite each other (1) it's loud and (2) they're far away.
The food is fab, really good, and the service is friendly and attentive, and good value for the quality.
Great food and buzzy atmosphere. It's a very social place, sharing main courses and filling your own buns is fun. The smores were a good giggle too. I'd definitely go again.
Great food, quite cramped seating and very strict on table timings - 2 hours means 2 hours, regardless of what you’re spending!
It was our second time visiting. It was busy & lively atmosphere, luckily i booked ahead. We decided on a speedy menu and although it was just about to finish, the server still let us have that deal. All staff was very nice although half of them knew lots, some no so much. We've chosen mostly what we've had before and made a little adjustments to our food based on our prior experience. Going forward i don't think we will be having the broccoli or avocado(?) Roll again. The wings are amazing although we choose to have sauce on the side. The salmon cavice has fresh & bursting flavours, delicious. They were a bit overwhelmed I think with the service so few things we've had to remind them or inquire about but they were always quick on their feet. As a surprise on the house they've given us marshmallows dessert, which is now my favourite pud in Flesh & buns bit it is rather on the pricier side.
We left full, but for 4 adult eaters choosing the speedy menu with 3 alcoholic & 5 non alcoholic drinks, the dinner came to £180, think it included £20(!) Tip so it isn't cheap dining. But we will be def back for more when another special occasion in London calls as we live outside London in Kent.
Tasty food , loved the buns !
Friendly service , if sometimes a bit slow ...
The food was delicious and the buns so yummy. Great cocktails, sake and service. Only downside it’s a bit tight between sits so you are basically sitting on a big table next to each other. Would have preferred a low two sitter table but overall really enjoyed the place and will come back.
Food was good but nothing special. I think the food was better at the Fitzrovia Flesh & Buns...
Really tasty food. Great service. Little bit pricier than other places but worth it. Would 100% go again!
Great except for the spider in our salad! Good food. Service pretty good. Prefer their Fitzrovia flagship restaurant.
We came here as we love buns and we had 5 year anniversary to celebrate. Service was very poor, ignorant staff, tasteless food. Really a ruined night for us. I don’t know how this place have such good ratings. The only food we liked were there mashmelows dessert. Summary- never again.
Food was amazing. Staff were courteous and pointed out options and suggested some delicious treats! Such a great experience. I will definitely be coming back again and again!
Was my favourite restaraunt... was...
With the time the restaurant is changing and the food too. Before the food was much better, now the squid taste of fried oil, the pork belly had a stench of pork and I didn t eat everithings, and the pork belly have less marinating and is very dry.
Also the new bruch menu is not make any sense especially for the dessert. You can chose just 2 desserts, now if you are eating alone you ll have 2 dessert, if you are 2 at the table you ll have 1 dessert for person to share. If you are an example in 3 or 10 you still can chose just 2 dessert (is 4 in total the dessert) and need to be the same for all table.... the only great idea is about the wine...
Amazing, will definitely go back again.
Always enjoy my meal at flesh and buns, never leave disappointed!!
Food was delicious, especially the pork. Definitely coming back
Butter tataki was a surprising delight, but honestly the sushi is terrible would not recommend
The only thing that i would come here is dessert and cocktails
Thank you so much for wishing a happy birthday to my partner
The staff were very accommodating, we asked for some modifications on a couple of menu items. They asked if the modifications were due to allergies (they were just a taste preference, but I understand the importance of a food allergy vice a simple dislike of an ingredient).
We also had a short time to squeeze lunch into, and they were very conscious of our time restraints.
Service was excellent. Food tasted delicious & was quick.
Good service and lovely food. Nice night