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Casual Japanese Flesh & Buns Is the Latest Restaurant to Move on Fitzrovia

Bone Daddies ramen off-shoot looks to have acquired a site on Berners Street

A dinner flat lay at Flesh & Buns

Flesh & Buns, the fast casual Japanese (meat and bao) restaurant brand created by Ross Shonhan — who worked previously at Nobu and Zuma, and who created the ramen restaurant chain Bone Daddies — appears to have acquired a second central London site, on Berners Street in Fitzrovia.

A notice of application for premises license seen by Eater London affixed to the Copyright Building development on Berners Street, says: “Notice is given that Bone Daddies Ltd [the parent company] has applied to Westminster City Council on 19th November 2017 for the grant of premises license to use the premises at Flesh & Buns, Unit 1, Copywright Building, 25–33 Berners Street W1...”

It is thought the restaurant which will be a seven day a week operation and is due to open in the new year, is moving into a site that approximately 5000 sq ft.

The original and only Flesh & Buns restaurant is on Earlham Street in Seven Dials; there are currently six Bone Daddies ramen branches in London (though the Victoria site in the Nova development is yet to open), together with a “Western-style” izakaya restaurant called Shackfuyu on Old Compton Street in Soho.

A notice of application for premises license
Eater London

It is becoming increasingly apparent that as site premiums and rents in Soho — on the other side of Oxford Street — become unsustainable for the majority of operators, Fitzrovia is a more appealing destination. Next year Quique Dacosta will launch a paella restaurant, alongside a sixth location for Ottolenghi and Thai-import Greyhound Cafe, who has announced it will launch its first London outpost in the neighbourhood.

Other notable openings this year have included Serge et le Phoque at the Mandrake Hotel, Santa Maria Pizzeria, Mortimer House and Tagliata Wine Bar & Italian Kitchen.

Serge et le Phoque

, , England W1T 1PG 020 3146 8880 Visit Website

The Mandrake Hotel

20-21 Newman Street, , England W1T 1PG 020 3146 7770 Visit Website


5 Raphael Street, , England SW7 1DL 020 7584 1010 Visit Website

Bone Daddies

31 Peter Street, London, W1F 0AR Visit Website


287 Upper Street, , England N1 2TZ 020 7288 1454 Visit Website