Art deco style and aesthetically-pleasing dishes – Helen Wilcock bites her way through Buns & Buns in Covent Garden
From Miami to London, Buns & Buns has crossed the pond to bring a celebration of bread to Londoners and tourists alike, in the heart Covent Garden.
Featuring a collection of dishes which showcase some of the best carbs from cuisines across the world, you are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face and with no regrets that you gave in to the divine dishes.
In the middle of Covent Garden Market you’ll find Buns & Buns, the glass enclosed restaurant that stops visitors in their tracks with the incredible, Instagram-worthy, display of fresh produce surrounding open kitchen.
The restaurant has a new retractable roof as well as state of the art heaters so while you feel as if you are outside in the market you have the luxury of removing your coat and not freezing in the British winter. I can’t wait until summer comes to see the roof retract and enjoy the stunning architecture of the Covent Garden market.
The interiors have a stylish art deco feel with marble and copper accents paired with features inspired by Miami such as the sand coloured flooring and exoctic plants to help transport you to warmer climates.
We were lucky enough to have a selection of dishes recommended to us by Alex, the owner, who insisted we try a dish from each section of the menu, which we happily obliged with.
The Sweetcorn Fritters were extremely moreish and a great sharing appetiser to keep you going until the mains arrive.
If I could only eat one dish at Buns & Buns every time I visited I would chose the Bao Buns without hesitation.
You can see the buns being steamed in front of you and they are soft as pillows filled with sticky pork belly or chilli prawns. Genuinely not a dish to miss out on, just be sure to order a few so you don’t have to share!
Two dishes that are extremely photogenic are the Lobster Brioche roll, one of the signature dishes at the restaurant, and the Burrata & San Daniele Pizza Romana.
While the topping is delicious it is the base which takes centre stage, not surprising at a restaurant celebrating the best of the world’s bread.
The drinks menu is as carefully thought out as the food and offers a selection of cocktails and spritz that only enhance your experience.
Enjoy the Mandarin Spritz, a delicious alternative to Aperol and the Raspberry Wine Spritzer, if you are looking for a lighter drink to accompany your meal.
The Wordrobe Verdict
All of the dishes at Buns & Buns are made fresh to order and arrive when they ready, giving the feeling of a sharing banquet at the table, encouraging conversations and the passing of dishes between guests.
The menu is simple yet delicious, allowing guests to order from each section to enjoy the celebration of the world’s best dough offerings.
Not only is it the place to be if you are a lover of carbs but it has the best Bao Buns that I have ever eaten.
Make it happen
Where: 5c Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 8RA
Website: Click here to find out more and make a reservation