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Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus

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662 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
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

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.

What 662 People Are Saying
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vipEricS
London
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Still my favourite place in a London to eat.

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KiranK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants, tasty food and food service.

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Kadelld
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for bottomless brunch, had a lovely afternoon, food was tasty and a lot of it for money spent!

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AbedK
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Poor experience. Initially seated in a very awkward seating area and when I said we are going to leave they sat us at the bar for dinner. The table was wobbly and the waitress missed out half of what we asked in the order. Food was average, didn’t taste like much. Poor for a restaurant in Oxford Circus, would expect more.

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EmmaC
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and we were absolutely full! Service was great, very polite and discreet. Would highly recommend.

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PennyN
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such attentive friendly staff - thank you. For £39, you get to eat so much wonderful food. The free flowing booze is great too. I would highly recommend this amazing brunch deal. The friend chicken is to die for.

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LatoyaB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here for a birthday meal, great food and the restaurant had a great ambience! Would definitely recommend

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StephanieK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Expensive for what it was. A prosecco is £46 which is very expensive regardless of where you are dining.

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SitaE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was mostly excellent. We were 5 and had a lot from the menu but stayed away from the sushi. Everything from the buns section was delicious especially the chicken.
Service was efficient, helpful & friendly.
We went early but all Covid procedures seemed to be followed & we felt safe.

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sainas
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Came at an amazing price with excellent service and portion sizes.

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melissam
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the food is incredible quality and the brunch is exceptional value for money.

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HECTOR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Will be back and cant wait for lockdown to finish

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jrphatarfod
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fine dining, not overpriced, healthy portions, high quality. The consistency is also to be commended. Definitely book.

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JulesM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was tasty and reasonably priced so if you manage to go on a day where the service is good, then you're in for a treat. For me sadly, this wasn't the case.

Honestly, I have genuinely never experienced such poor service anywhere.
We were seated in the middle of the room, and then the rest of the tables surrounding ours were filled. Because of this layout, the waiters had no choice but to walk past our table to get to the others.

A few minutes pass and no one comes over to ask us if we're ready to order/if we'd like any drinks.
What made this even worse is that pretty much everyone around us was doing bottomless brunch, so waiters were CONSTANTLY going back and forth to different tables, topping up their glasses and bringing out more dishes for them, whilst we didn't even have WATER on our table. Over 15 mins passed of this.

The one starter we ordered took another 15+mins to come out. Mains took so long we asked a waiter where it was, who told us that "starters come out before mains". Yes, we know, but people that were seated after us have had their drinks, their mains etc already??

Waiters were constantly going up to other tables asking them how the food was / if they needed anything else, but no one approached us ONCE. This was supposed to be for a belated bday meal (which I'd put on my reservation) but it was just disappointing and to feel so blatantly ignored like that was really upsetting.

I spoke with someone at the end who turned out to be the manager, and he said he'd call me today but I've yet to hear anything. Just a shame really

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ErinG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and great service. Didn’t particularly like eating right next to where the food was being prepared.

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vipLilyC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, the staff are so lovely and the food is always amazing!

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Amir
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lots of options as well! Have come here many times and it is always worth it! I always try to choose something new as well as some of our favourites, and it never disappoints!

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CharlotteD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and attentive waiter! Would defo return! The brunch is very good value for money!

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UmmerKhan
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Oxford Circus branch was much better than the Covent garden one! Much more space and brighter. Good atmosphere and well spaced out.

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KatrinaR
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The spicy edamame are the best thing on the menu!

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Vince
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and atmosphere, with good enforcement of the COVID restrictions. Would definitely recommend and will be returning again.

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vipPm86
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was over salty or over sweet, nowhere near the traditional Izakaya experience I was hoping for. Staff were lovely and the layout was very Covid-friendly.

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BumbleB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wish the smoked meat to share platter was more moist than our experience. We ordered extra buns but realised we actually didn't need them😊 - they're quite filling and we attended with bug appetites.

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Thari
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and really nice service. Just want to go there again to try rest of the menu!

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GavinG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice setting and amazing food. Service was quick and staff were friendly. The EOTHO discount was a nice little surprise when the bill came aswell! Would recommend to anyone

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This time food was exceptional in almost every way. One piece of feedback I would like to offer is to provide clean plates and chopsticks after starters before the main flesh and bun dishes. We have to ask every time even though it’s quite clear the plates are dirty (usually from the delicious chicken wings) and often the mains are brought over when there is no space left on the dirty table to place them. Otherwise it was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here always so tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Service was fantastic too will definitely come back.

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AnHo
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, plenty of it, very good value especially when paying for bottomless brunch. My glass was never empty and I couldn’t finish the food for being full. Such a lovely afternoon!

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JessW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We arrived for the smoke and bones tasking menu night and were promptly seated with a great view of the kitchen. The food was amazing and we had to take a lot home as there was so much. Great value for money and so tasty!!

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LeanneE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food here is incredible! Nice to sit at the kitchen side and watch all our food being made! All so tasty!

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Lizzie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely loved the food here. We had the pre theatre menu which is available until 6.45pm and was great value - 3 courses for £24. All the food was delicious, particular the buns!

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XavierB
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing food freshly made with great staff and menu

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SophiaO
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really enjoyed it. must get crispy pork.
Had a good eve

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Arlo
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern. Busy. Food was phenomenal. Quick service.

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vipMkdarcy
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was absolutely stunning and extended EOTHO meant incredible value too.
Team are doing everything they can to ensure venue is Covid secure, but could have been a touch more attentive :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, favourite was the Crispy piglet belly poke don. Safety measures were good and seemed adhered to. Only problem for us was music a bit too loud and lighting was dim. But maybe that's just our readjustment after lock down!

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David
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Very creative desserts.

Just be aware that you need to assemble the buns and the fillings yourself.

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EmilyG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal the good was amazing and the service was great

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LilyB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and amazing service, would recommend to anyone and definitely coming back

FAQs

Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus is rated 4.4 stars by 662 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.