BUNS & BUNS

Tue 11 2018  |  Adaya

By Siobhan Gunner

Miami-born restaurant Buns & Buns arrives at Covent Garden Market.

 

Brought to you by carb-loving connoisseur Alexandre Zibi, the innovative born and bred* Buns & Buns takes inspiration from the endless varieties of breads across the globe. No, you’re not dreaming; Buns & Buns brings you all things bread (and bad for you).

*if you got the joke, let’s be weirdoughs together.

The Spot:

Enter heaven at North Hall, now home to a towering bamboo steamer filled with soft baos, an open-plan kitchen where fluffy breads take centre stage, and a dim sum trolley wheeling around you. The space is warm and comforting, complete with earthy tones and romantic lighting, but we’re having a different kind of romance with the menu.

The Food:

Buns & Buns celebrates the greatest hits of every cuisine, offering everything pala romana (a crunchy Roman-style pizza bread) to Taiwanese baos (filled with shiitake mushroom or bourbon pork belly) and brioche lobster rolls (served with skinny fries, because you should love all carbs equally). But Brazil might be the winning destination: its signature dish is blackened poulet rôti with pão de queijo, which is basically bread loaded with melted cheese (ready to be ripped apart, as we’ve been told). Buns & Buns’ dessert menu makes England proud, where chocolate bread pudding is a popular pick.

The Drinks:

Drinks are just as comforting and fun. Buns & Buns offers an ever-changing menu of seasonal specialties, ranging from spritzes with freshly-squeezed mandarin to mulled wine made with black cherries and winter spices.

In a Nutshell:

Almost every dinner starts with bread, so why not make a whole meal out of it? Bread in countless forms, Buns & Buns, we loaf you already.

To celebrate their UK arrival, Buns & Buns is offering free brioche lobster rolls to the first hundred dinner guests on November 15 (offer only applicable when ordering a main course).

If you’re looking for other new places to eat in London, check out our interactive map with the city’s best new openings. 

Via Just Opened London