This Sunday saw me venturing over to Covent Garden for a lovely brunch in the company of some lovely people! We’d booked brunch at Flesh & Buns as a catchup for those of us who went to Athens together earlier in the year, and were really looking forward to working our way through more of the menu.
In a buzzy underground space on Earlham Street, Flesh and Buns offers a range of Japanese izakaya-style dishes, with a few twists. We’d booked for the Sunday Brunch (we went for the £46 option so we could choose from a wider range of appetisers), which meant that we enjoyed unlimited hot & cold appetiser dishes, our individual choice of ‘flesh and buns’ (steamed buns with meat to pile them with), dessert and unlimited house wine or prosecco (the latter, obviously).
We tried so many small dishes that I can’t remember them all, but the standouts for me were the delicious seafood ceviche, soft shell crab maki rolls, super sticky Korean fried wings and miso & sesame broccoli. After the third round of ordering we realised we had probably leave some room for the rest of our meal and got ready to tuck in to the flesh & buns. Between the four of us, we ordered the miso aubergine, crispy piglet belly, crispy duck and wagyu steak. All were delicious, but the perfectly seared and charcoaled (is that a word?!) wagyu was definitely the mouthwatering winner. The buns were nice, but had all stuck to each other in the steamer, so didn’t come out quite as whole as they could have done…
Dessert was the perfect sharing dish – build your own smores with passionfruit marshmallow and a mini fire bowl brought to the table to toast them on. Messy, fun and delicious.
At just over £50 each (inc. tip), this definitely isn’t a cheap Sunday option. But for the amount and quality of the food, and the fact that the alcohol is relatively free-flowing it’s definitely good value and worth it for the occasional treat!