Flesh & Buns, Covent Garden

Review of Flesh and buns, Covent Garden

My last post was a little sentimental, but have now moved into the new flat and loving our new home! Our new dinning table is being delivered this weekend (cannot wait to not eat my dinner sitting on the floor), so I should be able to get some more recipes up soon. In the meantime, I’ve been visiting a few news places around town.

For some reason I had never made it to Flesh & Buns until very recently. And now, I wish I had discovered it sooner. It is in the heart of Covent Garden serving great food in a fun atmosphere. The menu is made up of raw and small dishes and then the main show which are the hirata style, Flesh & Buns. You receive soft, fluffy buns to wrap around a variety of different fillings on offer.

I was taking a very good friend out for a birthday treat and thought it would be a great venue. I wasn’t wrong. I really enjoyed our meal here. I definitely recommend the cocktails. There is a great list to choose from, I went for a frozen yuzu margarita and A went for a peach and mint gimlet. Both delightful.

For food, we went for the tuna sashimi and softshell crab to start. Wow, the crab was freaking amazing. And that mayo. Should have ordered two and had one to myself! I had been told to order the crispy piglet as one of our mains and this was a great shout – thank you B! We also ordered the duck. Both were delicious; the meat so juicy and yet crispy on the outside with tangy sauces to compliment the richness of the dishes. We had to order an extra round of buns so that we didn’t waste any of the meat. Good portions are always a bonus.

By this point we were too full to try any of the desserts on offer. Maybe next time. We saw the s’mores come out to a few people which looked fun. It is not a cheap meal out, but the food is delicious and worth it. We had a great night at Flesh & Buns and there are many more items on the menu I want to try so I’m looking forward to making my next visit.

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