Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia

4.5
697 Reviews
£26 to £40
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 & 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 697 people are saying
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Marcelao
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really good and consistent as always. The food was served rather quickly, which is why I am giving it 4 and not 5 stars as we finished eating in 1 hour, which for a dinner felt rather short.

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SelinC
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, service was great too and waiters clearly knew the menu well

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AkiG
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was great as always, especially the buns!

Service was poor, the waitress didn’t seem to have the right skills/politeness. Was quite abrupt in her communication whilst constantly touching our dishes with her bare hands to rearrange. Even whilst clearing the table she was literally hovering on top of us, touching our glasses from the rim. Not very reassuring during the current covid environment!

Also rushed us through to order and eat and didn’t even bring the bill at the right time, and we had to ask for it.

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TracieS
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Flesh and Buns and was very impressed. As a big fan of Japanese food I wasn't sure it would reach my expectations but it blew them away! I would definitely recommend, much better value than Roka and very tasty.

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Getty
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

1st timer; loved this place, the decor and the lighting is perfect, the music wasn't too loud and the service is fast.
The food is amazing. We ordered a few items to share; the beef fat chips are heavenly, the buns are soft and fluffy,wish we had more. The sushi were a little small in size, and the fried chicken batter/coating was slightly salty but overall i enjoyed the experience and would definitely go again (i'm tempted to attend the bottomless brunch)

Roughly £45 pp which is not bad for central London

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was fantastic. Price per person we spend about £47 each. The only thing I would say is that the music is quite loud in the restaurant so it was difficult to chat

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DebbieG
Shropshire
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Korean chicken wings ever, crispy and spicy. Delicious food and drinks. The bottomless brunch is great, no chasing waiters for the next refill as they anticipate and appear with the next drink. Really good portions of food too. Can't wait till lockdown 3 is over and I cannget my next flesh and buns fix.

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Sophhie
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed just wish we was at a table and not where the kitchen is. Didn't ruin the experience but was still amazing

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Juan
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

It was not as good as expected. The venue is nice and the food was fine but the timings between the courses and attention to customers was poor.

The amount of chilli in the ceviche was excessive. A bit of chilli is fine but not being able to taste anything is not a great idea.

It was fine overall but it could be much better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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Tiffany
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The buns were very nice but the main dishes themselves were very plain and boring. The atmosphere of the restaurant are very cozy and staffs were friendly.

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nicoler
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fried chicken, great service, great cocktails

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brunchbros
London
29 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Sunday bottomless brunch - so much good food and so much prosecco. The only let down was the size of the table for 4. There was simply not enough space for all the dishes to be served at the same time. It was very chaotic. The space between tables during covid times was also quite minimal.The service however was quick and we never once had to ask for bottomless top up. Food was generally good especially the fried chicken and chicken starter.

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Elly
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great vibe - ideal for a fun night out.

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vipJackBauer24
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Prefer the other branch.
Service was rushed and not what I’d expect.

Simple things like getting a waiters attention to pay the bill was difficult.

Food is decent but much better restaurants at this price range in London.

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Mona
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, service was good too.
Decent portion sizes, great value for money, all the food we ordered was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an impromptu dinner there with my friend. The interior and ambience are lovely. Service was good, I enjoyed the food too, although I think the price was too high on some dishes.
Had a lovely time and will definitely come back, as well as recommend to friends.

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AMMT
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent here and love the Japanese/Peruvian fusion

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

6 support bubble family meal out. Our server reminded us no less than three times that he wanted the table back within two hour slot. We knew this info when we made the booking. It got to the point where we tried to order dessert and were told sorry u have not got time. At that point the manager (who was lovely) intercepted and and said we could in fact order dessert!!

The service was very rushed and slap dash. We were given clean plates when the dirty plates from starters were still on the table. Same with drinks, we were given new drinks when the table was strewn with empty glasses.

Food was excellent but service not so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see you back open! Our experience was almost flawless! Thanks to the whole team!

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SamanthaM
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Final Supper before Lockdown 2.0! Great meal, fantastic service and great playlist to end the evening! Thank you!

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CARLAYMATT
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was stunning as always. The music was quite high so the people was speaking so loud and it was quite noisy. The waiter was a little bit rude since the beginning of our dinner. We know that for the curfew they need to close at 10 and they need to be quick but it's not necessary to be like that.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The best thing on the menu are the chicken wings. Nothing else is worth having, especially for the price.

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vipKevin
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I wanted something different for lunch on our holiday and Flesh & Buns fit the bill with very good food, service and ambience in these difficult times we live in.

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glau
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The buns were delicious as always, food was good but it took a long time between dishes and drinks.

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MariD
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend it! Nice food, nice environment and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavours are just wonderful you really can’t go wrong with anything on their menu. I leave the buns until last though for me otherwise I feel too full to enjoy the rest of my meal. The signature Korean Crispy chicken you can’t leave without tasting this deliciousness.

Service on point and really caring. Brought my elderly mother they made sure we sat at a comfortable place for her. Prosecco was flowing. There was nothing no to love. Try it you’ll love it.

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ThahiraS
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and value is great. Service is a little slow

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PeteOB
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly maybe one of the best meals I've ever had, staff were amazing and friendly, felt very covid secure as well, will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, comfortable settings - table was large and far apart. Only thing was the music was a bit too loud.

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TravellingLight
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time back in quite a while and it certainly didn’t disappoint!

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vipGillianrose27
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food. That brisket is amazing. Ambiance not what it normally is but that’s due to COVID-19 and not down to Flesh & Buns. Great service.

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Leahlsp
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

The food was average and the service was pretty much non existent , would definitely not go again or recommend

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vipEricS
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PhilipS
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and very good staff, easy to book and beautiful deco

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KiranK
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Kadelld
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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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Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia is rated 4.5 stars by 697 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.