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Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus

4.4
4.4
1134 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3019 3492

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Loic Leguay

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant holds two Private Dining Rooms, both in a Kotatsu-style, with wooden pillared sides to blend the atmosphere of the restaurant with the PDR. Both Private Dining Rooms can seat up to 18 diners each, and have a private Pisco Sour Trolley for the duration.

  • Neighborhood

    Oxford Circus

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Goodge street station Tottenham Court Road station Oxford Circus station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Sunday Brunch

    £42.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    FREE-FLOWING PROSECCO, RED WINE, WHITE WINE OR LAGER INCLUDED SERVED TO THE TABLE Chips & Dips Edamame SMALL DISHES (3 per person) Korean Fried Wings Salmon avocado roll Chicken Yakitori California Roll Ceviche Mixto Fried Squid Salmon Sashimi FLESH & BUNS (includes two buns per person) Crispy Piglet belly Japanese Fried Chicken Chilli Miso Brisket Portobello Mushrooms DESSERTS Nutella Croissant tai Yaki Chocolate mousse
  • Bottomless Saturday Brunch

    £65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    FREE-FLOWING PROSECCO, RED WINE, WHITE WINE OR LAGER INCLUDED SERVED TO THE TABLE Chips & Dips Edamame Seabass Ceviche Salmon Ceviche FLESH & BUNS (includes two buns per person) Salmon Teriaki Crispy Duck Leg Crispy Piglet Belly Chilli Miso Brisket Grain-Fed Ribeye Steak Beef Short Ribs Mixed Smoked Meat Plate Smoked Pork Ribs Japanese Fried Chciken Miso Grilled AUbergine Portobello Mushrooms RICE & SIDES Smoked Chilli Beef Hot Stone Rice Beef Fat Chips Veggie Hot Stone Rice DESSERTS Nutella Croissant tai Yaki Chocolate mousse

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What 1,134 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. AT

    AlisaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bottomless brunch me and my friends have ever experienced. Food was amazing. 3 small plates, super generous and delicious bao buns and dessert to finish whilst processing flowed for 2 hours. Amazing value for money and our waitress was so nice and super attentive. Would highly recommend
  2. W

    Woodlouse

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Flesh and Buns is my favourite restaurant so I decided to book it for my best friends birthday. As always food and drink was amazing and my friend loved it and is already planning on taking her family. The restaurant is beautiful and loved the cocktails we had at the bar before we sat down. The only problem was when we were shown to our table we were left for 25 minutes without anyone coming to take our order. I had to wave someone down and ask if we could order drinks and food. Then when ordering our desserts I ordered the chocolate fondant and was told that this would take longer and the waitress would have to check I can have it as we are close to our time limit. This was a bit annoying as we had waited so long to be served at the beginning. I ended up ordering something else for dessert. Other than this we had a fantastic evening and will definitely be coming back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious food. Did not disappoint!
  4. H

    Hiyaimhan

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I rave about Flesh and Buns to everyone! A staple for me are the miso aubergine buns which are just perfect even though they’re extremely messy and very hot in temperature. I recommend cutting your aubergine and letting it cool for a few minutes before diving in to avoid burning your tongue! Tried the rice crackers and dips for the first time on this visit but unfortunately they weren’t for me but that’s okay because we can’t love everything we try and I don’t think that a personal preference should impact my overall review because the food is always so good here! My mum had the fried chicken buns and seemed to enjoy them but this was her first time trying bao and she can be quite fussy. Overall though I think she enjoyed them. I’ve not tried them myself so cannot comment. We also had a margarita cocktail each which was quite good. I would have liked it to be on ice but again that’s just a personal preference. The freeze dried lime always looks a bit grim floating in a glass but again that’s just my opinion and doesn’t affect the taste of the drink, only it’s aesthetics. This is not meant to be a negative review, just an honest summary of my thoughts and l will keep coming back and recommending it to everyone!
  5. SA

    SarahA

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The customer service was excellent with polite waiting staff who gave recommendations for dishes. The food was delicious and came at a decent time. The only criticism is we felt a bit rushed, although the waitress did warn us that they were busy so would probably ask us quite quickly if we wanted dessert.
  6. TL

    TheLoneDiner

    Bath

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Thought I was booking at a chain where I'd had a wonderful experience some months back. Plainly it was another group! Staff saw us arrive and then ran away so bit of a wait to be seated. Then seemed more interested in emphasising upcoming last orders for everything. There must be better ways of coping with staff shortages. Food OK but expensive for what it was. Buns not for me. I'm old enough to remember Wonderloaf and Mother's Pride.
  7. KE

    KatherineE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, delicious food and would definitely be going back. Portion size is quite large, which is a refreshing change and felt like good value
  8. K

    Kingoftwicks

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, very friendly staff, great food. Piglet was very good in particular
  9. E

    Eatlian

    Liverpool

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Well, I learned this restaurant from taste of London, where the signature dish really touched me. So I wanted to give it a try to see how the restaurant is and any other tasty food from the main restaurant. Unfortunately I regretted so much I had this idea. Except the exact dish I had in taste of London the rest were quite disappointing. Pricy considering the small portion, and taste below the average. The drink was alright though. Anyway, it's a regrettable visit.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Was so disappointed, I went for a family meal and the food was great but had some trouble with super loud music and the way it was dealt with was super poor. It left me on edge the rest of the meal and I found it hard to sit and enjoy it. It was also my birthday and I was just uncomfortable. I much prefer the covent garden one and this is still my sentiment after the visit. Won't be coming back to this venue again sadly
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for a birthday get-together. The place was overall really nice (friendly staff, nice decor, great food and portions!). For 6 of us - we ordered a lot of food (teriyaki meals, crackers for starters, sushi platter, chicken bao buns, aubergine bao buns…) which was around £170 in total including soft drinks for everyone. Thought that was really decent for the amount we ate and what we ate! We bought cake beforehand which they took in for us and served at the end with sparkler candles - so nice! Defo would come again. Also, chicken is halal! So yay.
  12. F

    Foodie

    London

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Ceviche was great but bowls tasted very bland.
  13. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    My dinner never arrived, drink orders were mixed up, dirty plates were left on the table long after they were finished, and they never came to refill the water. We were offered a drink on the house to compensate the mistakes, and then told that the “free drink was only for the person who’s meal was missing” forgetting customer service or that dining out is an experience shared by all members of the party. There was an apparent problem in the kitchen and the waitress was apologetic but I would have rather left the restaurant and found a better place to eat given how many things went wrong. It is not an inexpensive restaurant and I had expected more from taking a former client and friend out to dinner. Service was automatically added to the bill.
  14. GL

    GaryL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Service started of very poor until this experienced cool girl took over! She was amazing! Food was excellent!
  15. DM

    DorcusM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course was 10/10. Never been to restaurant were everything was amazing, no misses. Just good food after good food.
  16. PP

    PPPA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, so friendly and made our celebrations so special. Food was great as always. Really would like to say thank you to the staff members who were looking after us!
  17. DH

    DjenysH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always. We had an incident and management was able to deal with it promptly.
  18. HJ

    HarryJ

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    nice food, delicious chicken, had the pre theatre menu, otherwise it would've been very over priced
  19. r

    rebeccar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really accommodating and helpful with a gluten free member of our party plus really tasty food. Pretty reasonable pricing considering quality! Will definitely be going back.
  20. C

    Clara

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good, the sashimi was very fresh, it was really good! Service was quick! I’d definitely recommend it, and will visit again soon!
  21. VG

    VicG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love that place and the food is delicious and very tasty
  22. ES

    ElodieS

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very good time. The food was really and the service perfect
  23. AC

    AkilC

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Booked for bottomless brunch. Make sure you come with an empty stomach! Fantastic value for money. Bottomless prosecco is free-flowing. Our waitress actively encouraged us to drink more. The food is sublime. We had edamame, sushi, chicken wings, chicken yakitori, and the Japanese fried chicken bao buns. Then there was dessert too! Totally worth it, would 100% recommend.
  24. H

    Hipo

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was alright right the Korean wings were the nicest part of the menu only down side was we were charged £14 for a pornstar martini which tasted horrible wouldn’t advise to order drinks off the menu as they are overpriced and don’t taste good at all
  25. GL

    GemmaL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and a great atmosphere. But they do need more staff on the floor to serve guests
  26. E

    Elodie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious as always! I would particularly recommend the miso aubergine and the salmon teryaki with bao.
  27. VB

    ViktorijaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good. But the service was dissapointing and coctails very small. Price of food a bit excesive. Would probbably not go back.
  28. J

    Jihad

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always fantastic with great service! Would absolutely recommend it
  29. E

    Emma

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great staff and outstanding food - but prices were a bit steep. 2 drinks, 2 starters, 2 mains and no dessert were just shy of £90!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food. Lovely person who helped with ordering. But don’t order mains and starters together- they bring it all at the same time and can be insistent that that is how they operate. Which can’t be right.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Arrived and there was only 1 other group sitting, asked to be moved to a booth, as the chairs don’t look comfortable, was told by the manager can’t have a booth as they booked for 4/6 people. By the time we left, all the booths were still empty, and there was only 4 other groups sitting for dinner. Pretty poor service by the manager. Kash the female server was the opposite - couldn’t of been more nicer! Food was great, pork belly was fantastic!
  32. CJ

    CyrilJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a superb meal and the Sunday brunch is fantastic money for value. One of our favorite restaurants in the city, and the staff were attentive to all our needs. Lisa our waitress was excellent and we will definitely be back again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Really bad service, dirty and empty tables stayed on the table for so long and things were spilt as they were placed. The lights were so bright as well, I had to ask them to dim them because it was just so much and it was 9:30pm on a Saturday night so one would expect there to be some form of ambience. Really used to love this place and highly recommend, now I don’t think I’ll ever come again - sushi was essentially rice and a sliver of fish. The audacity really.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing value for money.
  35. T

    Trinity

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really nice place for lunch or even a whole meal like me and my family did. Their service was amazing, very friendly and helpful, only complaint was the food did take long to arrive each time but i didn't mind. The space was really beautifully decorated, and the food was wonderful. My parents expecially enjoyed the desserts, and i thought the starters and the teriyaki salmon bao buns were delicious albeit a bit pricy, i would say it was worth it. Definitely recommend!
  36. KH

    KH27

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Delicious food but very chaotic service - our flesh was served without the buns (!) so we had to wait for 15 minutes for the meat to get cold, the order was messed up, and the deserts took so long to come out (over 30mins) we had to cancel them so we didn't miss our last trains. So it was a disappointing experience BUT the bits we did get to eat were so tasty, the staff were friendly and the vibe is nice but the basics of getting the food we ordered let it down. It was not cheap, and the restaurant wasn't that busy - so not sure what happened on this occasion. Shame.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round
  38. T

    Toshkara

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at flesh and buns and won’t be the last. I came here for my birthday with my friends and had such an amazing experience. Can’t wait to go back! My highlights were the ceviche (wish I got the bigger portion) and the chicken buns. Delectable!!!
  39. EG

    EricG

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Superb food and gorgeous interior design. Only slightly too noisy and dark.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Wouldn’t let us order past 8:45

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus using the Order Online button.

Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus is rated 4.4 stars by 1134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Flesh & Buns Oxford Circus

32 Berners Street London, W1T 3LR

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oxford Circus

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Goodge street station Tottenham Court Road station Oxford Circus station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Loic Leguay

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3019 3492

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant holds two Private Dining Rooms, both in a Kotatsu-style, with wooden pillared sides to blend the atmosphere of the restaurant with the PDR. Both Private Dining Rooms can seat up to 18 diners each, and have a private Pisco Sour Trolley for the duration.

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