Review on Flesh & Buns
Ross Shonhan launched his Covent Garden Flesh & Buns in 2013 to critical acclaim, now he's opened a flagship sibling located in the Copyright development on Berners Street. Occupying the ground floor it's a huge venue seating 170 guests in the spacious dining room, with a large dedicated bar and counter seating around the open kitchen. A sleekly designed room with sultry lighting and muted colours, it's divided into three sections using oak posts and panelling, taking inspiration from Japanese living. Plush booths offer intimate dining and there's a wall lined with gilded waving fortune cats.
Apart from their signature bao buns that have proven so popular at the Covent Garden site, the kitchen has invested in a wood-fired smoker and have extended their menu to includes dishes with a Nikkei Peruvian twist. So guests can be tempted by the likes of a mixed smoked plate for two consisting of beef brisket, pork cheek, beef tongue, mixed pickles and sauces. For those in need of a sugar hit, there's warm rice pudding with yuzu marmalade and nikka whisky stewed fruit or black sugar custard and chocolate fondant.
Make sure to press the button to summon the pisco sour trolley, so you can watch your chosen drinks made at your table.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (12.00 - 11.00pm Sat & 12.00 - 9.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.00pm Mon & Tue (5.00 - 11.00pm Wed-Fri)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express