Flesh & Buns

Flesh & Buns

| Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

The people behind hugely successful ramen bar Bone Daddies have opened a new basement restaurant selling steamed hirata buns with DIY fillings including slow roasted shoulder of lamb with Korean flavours and robata grilled seabass with coriander miso.

Restaurant details

41 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LX
Nearest station: Covent Garden
Telephone number: 020 7632 9500
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Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on January 12, 2014
"Flesh & Buns is a rowdy, shameless, in-yer-face romp. If it were a movie, the trailer would have a deep-throated bombastic voiceover and you'd know what you were getting and decide accordingly whether it was for you." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 2
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on September 29, 2013
"It’s all horrible and depressing and noisily boring. But it took so long that by the time the dessert menu arrived we were the only people left in the place, and it felt like a crypt." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed by August 28, 2013
"Oh look, just tell me to shut up. Flesh & Buns is clearly yet another red-hot place for “fun food”. Is it their fault I’m just not a fun person?" READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Joe Warwick Metro
Reviewed on August 29, 2013
"For the main event crispy duck leg (with sour plum soy and turnip pickle) loses out to braised pork belly. Soft, sweet and as moist as the finest pulled pork, it’s a faultless foil for the pillowy buns with its mustard miso and pickled apple." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Grace Dent Evening Standard
Reviewed on September 16, 2013
"Flesh & Buns is the second London opening from chef and proprietor Ross Shonhan, following on from the Bone Daddies ramen restaurant over on Peter Street in Soho. Just when you think the area can’t get any more delicious and deadly to your waistline, the ante gets drizzled with sauce and upped once again." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Celia Plender Time Out
Reviewed on August 05, 2013
"If loud guitar music and DIY dining are not your idea of a relaxing meal, then Flesh and Buns is not for you. If, however, you’re a dedicated follower of the latest food fashions, then Flesh & Buns should be next on your hit list." READ REVIEW