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Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus

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604 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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

London Restaurant Festival: Tasting menu £40

Oct 1-31, 2020·Daily 12:00-22:00

Chef’s selection of Dishes. Must be selected by the entire table. Vegetarian option available.

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

Dine Local: 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

What 604 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Johnny
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The variety and quality of the food is incredible. Tapas style small plates and sushi/ceviche so you can try lots of different flavours and then the bao buns are a lot larger and a real highlight

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SL68
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good quality food and service. Would go again

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Georgia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant and food is amazing! We felt slightly rushed to get through our meal but other than that had a lovely time!

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ashypppp
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The calamari was good, not the best I’ve tasted. It was a bit too salty and oily for my liking.

The smoked pork ribs were also good but I wish the flavour was more intense/a dipping sauce came with it.

The cherry ice cream was really delicious.

I got a yuzu berry soda which tasted very food but there was more ice than drink.

The pricing wasn’t too bad but that’s because the eat out to help scheme took some money off. I would say without the money off the food is quite pricey for what it is.

The staff were very lovely and helpful too.

I would definitelt visit Flesh and Buns again, but would try something different from the menu.

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AAAAA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I went there during eat out to help out with my friend. Potion was big ! I had duck and my friend had pork belly. They were so tasty we really enjoyed. Desert was unique.. cherry ice cream was the best !

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Charisse
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our server was very rude from the beginning, disappointing because the food was actually delicious.

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Jorge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance, overall had a lovely evening

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AlexanderA
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I really enjoyed my time here. Friendly team and fantastic food.

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SamT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and service, would definitely recommend!

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CinziaE
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and lovely food with great customer service. Will definitely return!

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vipNeenaG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The ambience and experience at F&B was great. We did the chicken bao buns very greasy. The tuna sashimi and sea bass cerviche had lovely flavours.

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vipLena
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely and unusual food, cooked to perfection. Pisco sour was great. Nice ambience. We will be back.

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Debbyv
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience, the setting is quirky and beautiful, a great ambience. The staff al so helpful and friendly and the food was so delicious! We over ordered but managed to eat it all as it was so so wonderful! Thank you to all at Flesh and Buns fur such a great lunch!

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EricaA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Really not happy with my visit to this restaurant. After hearing such great reviews I thought I’d bring my friend for her birthday...the food took over 40 mins to get to the table and didn’t come at the same time and wasn’t great or what I expected. The service was extremely slow when the restaurant wasn’t even all that busy. Really disappointed.

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DenzelR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Booked a table for 9pm - ordered a substantial amount from the menu, wings were par boiled and tasted as such. Meals were really staggered in duration from the point of order to delivery. Prawn tampura was poorly rolled. Was not a great experience for a flag ship restaurant. Been to the Covenant Garden venue before and was great. This was rubbish to be honest!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional despite the fact that the staff were clearly very busy! The one exception I would say is that the disabled toilet does not have a baby changing board which is really disappointing as we love flesh and buns! Would be great if the restaurant installed this as I’m sure all the mummies on their mat leave would love to come during the weekdays when it’s a quieter time to trade!

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SerenaJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great portions.
The online menu doesn't work for all mobile devices but we managed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! :)

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Vivx
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great value with their extended food deal. Was worth trekking into town for !

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LDN123
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a beautiful dinner here with delicious food and excellent service from our waiter However, the maître d' (or who we assumed was the maître d') didn't quite have the social skills or decorum to ask us to leave our table, for the next covers, in an adequate manner. Instead we were made to feel uncomfortable 10 minutes before our 2-hour time was up and were ushered out by him three time before this, as if we'd outstayed our slot by 20 minutes rather than just finishing our drinks still within the 2 hour time frame.

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Maria
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and the still have the eat out to help out discount!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meat was delicious as well as the Korean chicken wings! Will definitely go back. Really good deal with the eat out to help out scheme.

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Carl
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok, service was a little slow and even though I asked twice (including when we arrived) if they could write happy birthday on my husbands plate when we ordered dessert they forgot

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Place was full & quite noisy, perhaps from the unlimited Prosecco menu on offer.

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Mimi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely place and incredibly well valued in comparison to places similar to it. I wouldn't haven't have the sushimi though because it doesn't taste as fresh but their rolls and buns are amazing

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RossW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, best restaurant we’ve ever been to. Waiters were very helpful and always available and very prompt. Will definitely be back

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vipNecatiE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious with different tastes.

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Iram
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and vibe was nice, especially for dinner. We ordered a few dishes to share between two people from the hot stone rice, one bao bun dish, tempura sushi, fried crab (which is amazing btw) and the chips and dips. We had a mocktail and cocktail along with it which was a nice balance. The price is good, a little higher than I would like as the dishes weren't too filling but would defo recommend a visit.

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dmorg
Melbourne / VIC
18 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, excellent portion sizes for mains/buns. The ceviche was excellent. Our waiter from Sevilla was really kind and helpful and did an awesome job looking after us. Give that man a raise!

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SarahS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and impeccable service! Highly recommend

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vipNina
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great meal there with good service, the wings are a must!

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BaileyA
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit, great food and a great ambiance! We will be back soon!

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Dianne
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Alice our server was lovely :) Nice selection of food and lovely ambience

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DanR
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Starting with the slightly shambolic service, whilst we were explained the QR code concept on arrival, we weren't explained the menu or that the "Press for Pisco" buttons were not in use. It was only upon questioning what was meant to happen that we were informed of this. Belatedly, we were told it was two-for-one Pisco sours prior to 7pm - it would have been useful if our hostess and given us this information on arrival.
Whilst the food was good, we found the service a little disappointing and although we asked to split the bill one of the party inadvertently ended up footing the entire thing as the waitress didn't split it. Whilst I still remember, some good points - the mixed ceviche was decent (tuna a little fishy but it was a bank holiday, so you win some, you lose some) although the server couldn't remember which ceviche was which. The bao buns were light and fluffy and aubergine dish tasty albeit over saucy...

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Irene
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As usual, the food and drinks were made to a high standard. We were served quickly and our food came quick. A much larger and modern space compared to the Covent Garden branch and so I recommend it more for groups.

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vipChewieEats
London
110 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out since February for our family. Loved this place prior to Covid and still love it. Even more so with the EOHO offer. Had the brunch menu with free flowing prosecco as it was Bank Holiday Monday. Food is yum as usual. That crispy belly pork is a must and their chicken yakitori and Japanese fried chicken are delicious. Fried squid also good. Had our own booth and felt separated enough from other diners. Attentive waiter Benny :)

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PaulaC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely place. Cocktails are awesome and sushi really fresh.

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loisb
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, loved the bottomless brunch!
Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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VickyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive, great food! Really happy we went for the brunch as it was definately great value and volume for £39. Was stuffed and very merry by the end of it. Coming again next month!

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Gg23
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The bottomless brunch at Oxford Circus was great! Great value for money & even better because of the tasty food! My only peeve was the service, as it was a bottomless brunch the waiter wasn’t very efficient with filling up our glasses which ate into our brunch time. Overall would recommend, you won’t regret it!

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Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus is rated 4.4 stars by 604 OpenTable diners.

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