• LOVE FOOD, LIVE FOODIE •
Prime location, on trend cuisine, Buns and Buns has had big appeal to me for a while.
Replacing the Old Jamie Oliver restaurant in Covent Garden, I was excited about this.
Even though it has been around for a while, even before the pandemic, I hadn't managed to visit. It didn't feel like a venue I could go for a quick bite, by myself.
Just before the new tiered lockdown however (October), I managed to visit for a catch up work lunch.
With the name, I assumed that Buns and Buns, served Bao buns only. To my surprise, when I checked the menu, I saw Pizza, small plates, salads and grilled dishes too.
After seeing all this, I became a bit apprehensive that they were doing too much. Jack of All Trades, Master of None. Even with this, I made sure I tried the Buns only, the name forced me to do it.
I kept this visit simple and ordered two buns. One Pork Belly bun (with Bourbon glaze and Apple coleslaw) and one Beef mac bun (Beef and Burger sauce).
Both buns were delightful, tender, tasty and juicy.
Strangely enough, the beef burger took longer than the pork burger (I think they forgot about my order tbh).
The flavours and taste did confuse me however. I initially thought we were in a Chinese Bao restaurant. However, with the different options (Pizza, grills, salads) and the beef mac too, I realised this was fusion food.
I mean a bao is a bun, which is a burger. And a burger is basically a sandwich. Carbs and Protein combined is usually a good meal in my books.
A pleasant restaurant experience with good food to add. In these strange times, any experience out seems like a bonus.
The wide variety of the menu, I believe is there for the tourists. However, the buns are good and based on that, I would be happy to try out the rest of their menu too.
GOOD TIMES: Buns, everyone loved them. Buns for all too.
WATCH OUT: Such a varied menu, you may need to visit everyday to see what they have
OMG: Did I say Buns?