Flesh & Buns Covent Garden

4.5
2797 Reviews
£26 to £40
Japanese
Flesh & Buns Covent Garden, from the team behind Bone Daddies and Shackfuyu, is located within the bustling Seven Dials area in Covent Garden. Inspired by Japanese izakayas, roughly translated as a pub or place designed for informal eating and drinking, Flesh & Buns is the first restaurant in London to specialise in gua bao buns (DIY filled steamed buns).
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.

Experiences

  • Bottomless Sunday Brunch

    £39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    FREE-FLOWING PROSECCO, RED WINE OR WHITE WINE INCLUDED SERVED TO THE TABLE Chips & Dips Edamame SMALL DISHES Korean Fried Wings Salmon avocado roll Chicken Yakitori California Roll Mix Seafood Ceviche Fried Squid Salmon Sashimi FLESH & BUNS (includes two buns per person) 1/2 Spatchcock Chicken Crispy Piglet belly Crispy Duck leg Portobello Mushrooms DESSERTS Chocolate Fondant Kinako Donuts
  • London Restaurant Festival 9 courses tasting menu

    £40.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Come celebrate London Festival week this July at Flesh and Buns Covent garden. Enjoy our amazing tasting menu with 9 courses to share. Featuring lots of signature dishes including Korean fried wings, crispy piglet belly, and S'more. *Minimum 2 people, to be served to the entire table. Not suitable for Vegans. -Chips and Dips -Seared Tuna -Salmon & avocado roll -Korean fried wings -Grilled broccoli -Fried Squid -Crispy duck leg -Crispy piglet belly -S'more

Offers

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    Mon - Wed 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2797 people are saying
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KimC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunch menus I've had. Good selection and free flowing prosecco.

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Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for leaving a review and for letting us know you had such a wonderful time. We are already looking forward to having you back for another fantastic brunch at Flesh and Buns! Many Thanks,

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Portions were incredible .

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest I'm so pleased to read that everything has been up to expectations. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards,

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Scooper
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lots of people there for the Brunch. We went for the a la carte menu, which was lovely. Lots of things I wanted to try.
The Salted Caramel pudding was well worth the wait.
Went pre theatre - nicely located for the theatre district, better quality than most!

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your review with us. I hope it wouldn't be long until you will visit us again. Kind Regards,

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DavidK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food quality very good, portion size slightly small. Great flavours and overall the dish presentation excellent.

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Each and every feedback is very valuable information to us you can ensure that I have shared your feedback with our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards,

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CharlotteM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and a good selection for everyone.

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for leaving us such a lovely review. We hope to welcome you back soon! Many Thanks,

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JustinS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent but come at a cost. Good food expensive drinks.

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your review with us. Each and every feedback is very valuable information to us you can ensure that I have shared your feedback with our team. Kind Regards,

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lynd77
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only thing that we didn’t like was that we couldn’t pay our bill in cash !!!

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we are trying our best to keep our standards very high, therefore we are accepting card payments only to keep all our guests safe. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience this has caused to you and your guests and we wish this episode will not deter you from returning to Flesh and Buns again. Kind Regards,

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AdamB
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing selection, staff were really helpful and this has been the case for our last 3 visits!

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for leaving such a lovely review and letting us know that all of our team at Flesh and Buns provided friendly and helpful service. I will share your kind comments with the team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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ZoeB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Did the £40 menu and was incredible food as well as being very good value for money.

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you for dining at Flesh and Buns I'm so pleased to read that you've enjoyed your meal. Kind Regards,

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OliviaU
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice place and great staff. Food is top notch and very interesting spin as a type of fusion food.

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Dear Guest I'm so pleased to read that everything has been up to expectations. I hope it wouldn't be long until you will visit us again. Kind Regards,

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pki23
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful / friendly service and food was delicious. Usually on a tasting menu there are clear highlights but everything was equally tasty and portions were beyond generous. We were sad to have left so much on our plates but couldn't have eaten anymore. As a table of 6, every single one of us were equally impressed. Would highly recommend!

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for leaving such a lovely review and letting us know that all of our team at Flesh and Buns provided a friendly service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Many Thanks,

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy!!!

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for your review. We hope to see you soon!

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Leonyssa
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and food. Will definitely good again

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for leaving a review for us and letting us know you enjoyed your meal and service at Flesh and Buns. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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FionaM
London
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre theatre menu excellent value. Staff very attentive .. overall quiet in the restaurant prob due to early dinner booking

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you for dining at Flesh and Buns, I'm so pleased to read that you've enjoyed your meal. I hope it wouldn't be long until you will visit us again. Kind Regards,

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notonadiet
London
62 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted for the free flow Prosecco brunch menu. The food was all amazing.
The drinks were continuously refilled by cheerful staff.
I would highly recommend this restaurant, brilliant value for money

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for leaving us such a lovely review, myself and the team are very happy to hear we met your expectations. Kind Regards,

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Clayden
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and great good. The staff were really friendly and helpful and overall the experience was pleasant. I'd recommend this place to anyone

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for your fabulous feedback and for letting us know that you experienced lovely service! We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards,

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EllieL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Already planning a trip back. The lunch/pre-theatre express menu is such good value for money. Every course was delicious!

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest I'm so pleased to read that everything has been up to expectations We hope to see you again soon. Warm regards,

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helen
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely friendly service excellent food…Wouk recommend

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for your nice review! We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards,

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vipASAMF
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing - service was the best service I have ever received! Will 100% be returning.

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for leaving a review and for letting us know you had such a wonderful time. Our team at Flesh and Buns looks forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards,

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KatS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and the pre-theatre menu was good value. Service of main dishes a bit slow, but we still ate in time for our show.

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards,

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RoxyY
London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Dinner I’ve had in a long time! Great service and AMAZING food!

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for your lovely review! We hope to see you soon! Kind Regards,

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GemmaT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the pre/post theatre menu. With an extra side of edamame beans. Really good quality food and really tasty. Korean spicy wings were great, and not too spicy (I can't handle much!). Also, you get plenty of meat for the bao buns mmmm!

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for your great review. We look forward to seeing you again! Many Thanks

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kingggkate
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Love the low lighting and music is just the right volume

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 13, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for your amazing feedback. We are so happy to hear that you love our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards,

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EmilyD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. At first we were concerned that the brunch was no longer all you can eat, but the 3 plates, one flesh per person really was enough. Would recommend to others! X

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 13, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for your amazing review. We are so glad you enjoy our Sunday brunch! We look forwrad to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards,

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ShashiR
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, very good food. Brunch was good value

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 13, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for sharing your amazing review! We look forwrad to having you back for another fantastic brunch. Many Thanks,

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Belitab
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food loads of it. Friendly staff always topping up the drink!!

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 13, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback on your recent visit to Flesh and Buns. We are glad to hear that you had great service. We look forward to seeing you again! Many Thanks,

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LyndaA
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Great food, service and music 🙌

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 13, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for your lovely review! We look forwrad to welcoming you back soon. Many Thanks,

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice setting and brilliant customer service.
Sadly felt the food wasn’t great for the price paid. Chicken was quite rubbery.

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 13, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your review with us. Each and every feedback is very valuable information to us you can ensure that I have shared your feedback with the head chef. I hope on your next visit you come away completely satisfied. Kind Regards,

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LauraF
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had a lovely meal - however the serving staff kept trying to remove our plates and glasses before we had finished eating and drinking. We felt really rushed out. Also they brought over the card machine before we even had a chance to get our cards out, and had barely looked at the bill.

The food was lovely however, especially the doughnuts dessert.

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 13, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your review with us. It is certainly disappointing to hear your experience was overall not very satisfying and please be rest assured it is not our intention to make you feel rushed. We look forward to welcoming you on another occasion so we can manage to fully exceed your expectations. Kind Regards,

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Matthew
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. 9 course tasting menu was excellent. The buns are amazing. The dessert was fantastic. Will definitely return!

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 13, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you had an excellent dinner! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards,

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LindsayT
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a smashing time at the Sunday brunch, we were very well looked after and the food was great. The menu has reduced and you only get 2 buns now, but that didn’t matter too much.

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 6, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for your great review. We are already looking forward to having you back for another fantastic brunch at Flesh and Buns. Kind Regards,

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RobL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. Great experience. Great host. Very enjoyable

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 6, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback. We look forwrad to seeing you again! Many Thanks,

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AnnaD
London
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious filled buns, both meat and fish. We had not had desserts before - it was a magical experience to make up Smores on our own burner. Great for teenagers and families!

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 6, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for your amazing review and for letting us know that you had a great time. We look forwrad to seeing you again. Kind Regards,

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AliceC
London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing but we were very rushed by the servers, I had my plate taken away before I’d finished eating. We were told we had table for 2 hours but as we were so rushed we finished 2 courses and paid in under an hour

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 6, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback. I am happy to read that you enjoyed our food. We are very proud of it and please be rest assured it is not our intention to make you feel rushed, as we always strive to be attentive to every guest's needs. I look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards,

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Cypseline
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flesh & Buns never disappoints. It's one of our London favourites. Their tasting menu is varied and magnificent, and a la carte has some of the best bao you will find in the UK. They have even managed to make broccoli fabulous. I cannot recommend it enough.

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on July 2, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for your amazing review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed Flesh and Buns. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Many Thanks,

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WandiG
London
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, food incredible.
The service agradable

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on June 30, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for your great review. We hope to see you again soon. Many Thanks,

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AprilD
London
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, first time at this restaurant for us and the food was amazing! Loved it!

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on June 30, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for letting us know that you had an amazing time. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards,

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MariaK
London
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very nice food, perfect for a big company - you can order lots to share

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on June 30, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for your valuable feedback, We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards,

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EmJay
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best bottomless brunch in London. Staff are very attentive in topping up and you get so much delicious food.

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SL68
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Been here a few times now

Flesh & Buns Covent Garden
Responded on June 30, 2021

Dear Guest, Thanks for your amazing review! Hopefully, see you again soon! Many Thanks,

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Flesh & Buns Covent Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 2797 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 reservations at the moment.