Buns & Buns
MONDAY - SATURDAY: 9AM - 11.30PM
SUNDAY: 9AM - 10.30PM
Buns & Buns, the restaurant putting breads and buns back at the centre of the table, has now opened in the heart of London’s Covent Garden Market Building. Having first debuted Buns & Buns in Miami, founder Alexandre Zibi brings his take on the world’s best breads, from fluffy Taiwanese bao to pala romana, a crunchy Roman-style pizza bread, to Covent Garden's North Hall.
Upon entering guests are greeted by a towering bamboo steamer filled with pillowy bao, including Buns & Buns’ signature shiitake mushroom bun and and a bourbon pork belly. Located under the North Hall’s iron and glass roof, Buns & Buns features an open-plan kitchen with low marble counter dining where visitors can interact with the chefs. The space is decorated in warm, earthy tones with copper accents, and is strung with glowing filament bulbs and filled with greenery. Once seated, bun-lovers can take their pick from Buns & Buns’ roving dim sum trolley, or opt for dishes from the menu such as the brioche lobster roll with skinny fries. A copper-clad rotisserie oven slowly roasts whole chickens marinated in yogurt and lime juice, for another Buns & Buns signature: blackened poulet rôti with pão de queijo, a Brazilian bread loaded with melted cheese. To finish, Alex and the team dish up bread-based desserts such as bread and chocolate pudding alongside freshly spun soft serve blended with a choice of nostalgic childhood treats and seasonal doughnuts.
At the curving open-plan bar, Buns & Buns’ bartenders shake up cocktails based on fresh seasonal juices spiked with craft spirits. For winter, the bar is pouring seasonal spritzes, with freshly-squeezed mandarin and tangerine juice topped up with Prosecco. As Christmas draws nearer, those looking to warm up will find a black cherry mulled wine, infused with winter spices, cherries and cherry liqueur.
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