On Saturday night, Alex and I decided to escape from the terrible weather and try out hot new spot Flesh & Buns. We managed to book a table last minute on Toptable (as a side note, I bloody love Toptable – being able to book a table 2 hours before you actually go is amazing).
Situated in Covent Garden (just off Seven Dials), look out for the oh so subtle (or not) sign and descend down the stairs. The staff are super friendly and attentive and showed us to a lovely table. Since it was Saturday, we started with some cocktails.
With some guidance from our lovely waitress, we then proceeded to order. We had 4 small dishes to start. First up, some deliciously char-grilled asparagus covered with sweet miso sauce. Seriously, these were incredible.
Some California Rolls (which they were kind enough to make without cucumber for Alex!).
Some fried squid. This was fantastic.
And some beautifully presented tuna tataki (tune with grapefruit, miso and coriander).
Everything was beautifully presented, wonderfully fresh and just yummy. For our mains, we had the restaurants’ namesake – Flesh & Buns. Basically, you choose your flesh and select the number of steamed buns you want. We went for crispy piglet belly, which came with pickled apple, and four buns.
You then proceed to fill your steamed bun with the flesh and apple, and tuck in!
Yum. They were delicious, although maybe not as nice as the small dishes we’d had to start. They were also quite messy. Thankfully, the staff predict this and provide you with hot towels to clean yourself up.
Although we were feeling pretty full, we couldn’t leave without ordering the S’more dessert. Basically, they bring flaming coals to your table.
And everything you need to make a delicious S’more.
You start by toasting your marshmallow over the flame.
And sandwiching it between your biscuit and green tea chocolate.
It’s not as easy to eat as you’d think!
But it’s delicious and so much fun! I actually found marshmallow in my hair when I got home…
We had a great time at Flesh & Buns, not only is the food fantastic but it’s a real experience. I’d highly recommend a visit. You can reserve a table here. I shall leave you with this footprint-shaped soy sauce spillage, as a symbol that you too should hot foot it there.