Inspired by his Soho hit Bone Daddies, Aussie chef Ross Shonhan has opened this rocking izakaya-style joint in Covent Garden. Look for the kooky logo on the black door, then head downstairs to the cavernous basement where a throbbing mix of rock music and Japanese graphics awaits. Kick off with a frozen yuzu margarita, before grazing your way through the trendsetting menu. Sushi is spot on and crispy fried squid with Japanese pepper packs a punch, but star billing goes to the titular pairing of steamed hirata buns and DIY ‘flesh’ fillings – from robata-grilled sea bass with coriander miso and tomato salsa to sweet-fleshed, succulent braised pork belly fired up with mustard miso and pickled apple, all accompanied by a raft of top-notch sakés. After that, have even more hands-on fun with the mischievous S’mores dessert – a chocolate cookie and toasted marshmallow sandwich.
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