Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia

Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia

Silver Award

The second site for this marmite take on a Japanese izakaya restaurant finds its home in Fitzrovia, in a much larger space than the Covent Garden original. Guests sit on tightly-packed tables, while there are booths for large groups, or counter seats in front of the open kitchen for solo diners and those looking to get close to the action.

From a varied and tempting menu, start with impressively moreish snacks such as the ‘chips and dip’ which swap out tortilla crisps for chewy rice crackers, dipped in smashed avocado and a spicy tomato jalapeño. Next up, there’s crispy fried squid which is laced with chilli, while indulgent sticky-glazed chicken yakitori skewers offer a reprise from the heat.

From the ‘flesh and buns’ section, guests can choose between the likes of duck, rabbit or aubergine, each big enough to share between two. Pile your filling (we opted for the luscious pork belly) into the light and fluffy steamed hirata buns, while washing it all down with cocktails served in quirky vessels, including a porcelain version of a Lucky Cat. Prefer stronger stuff? There’s a varied selection of sake and Japanese whiskies too.

The loud and boisterous atmosphere is buoyed along by playful elements, such as the ‘Press for Pisco’ buttons on every table. Push these and you’ll soon find a mixologist by your side, whipping up a Pisco Sour from a cocktail trolley. This sense of fun is also seen in the dessert offering, which includes a delicious set of D-I-Y s’mores: passion fruit flavoured marshmallows, sandwiched between Graham crackers and squares of almond chocolate.

The fast-paced style of Flesh & Buns won’t be for everyone (and neither will the robust prices), but it’s definitely lots of fun.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Fun, Glamorous, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining, Brunch
Special Features
Counter dining
Food Hygiene Rating

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Location for Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia

32 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LR


Opening Times

Mon-Fri 12N-3pm 5-10pm (Wed-Fri -11pm) Sat-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -9.30pm)

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Well spaced out covid safe restaurant. Fusion Japanese cuisine.
16 June 2021   - Verified Diner

The restaurant is spacious, clean, well ventilated, tables are spaced out therefore covid safe.

Staff are attentive and friendly, 10/10 for service.

Food excellent particulary grilled meats and fish and kinao donuts. 

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