Bone Daddies was the winner of our London Ramen Wars. However, after helping to kick off the incredible birth of ramen restaurants in our capital city, owner and ex-Nobu chef Ross Shonhan hasn’t been resting on his laurels.
He opened up Flesh and Buns before snagging a spot on Old Compton St in Soho for what was intended to be a one year pop-up. The clue is in the name of the restaurant – fuyu means winter in Japanese. However, it was such a success that it was refurbished into a permanent restaurant.
I’m a bit late to the party but I finally got to try out the place with fellow foodie Lisa. The restaurant goes back a long way, making the place bigger than it would appear from their small frontage. Reservations are available though we were limited to 90 minutes dining.
Next up was kare pan, a rabbit curry doughnut served with a daikon mayo. The shape and flavour reminded me a little of a Malaysian curry puff though the dough was different and the size a lot bigger. It’s a fun and yummy dish.
The next dish was my joint favourite. The wagyu beef tartare was topped with an egg yolk for extra creaminess and some sesame seeds for nuttiness. Beautifully buttery whether eaten in its own or scooped into the crackers that came with it.
We finished with one of the restaurant’s signature dishes – a doorstop piece of kinako French toast served with a very generous scoop of green tea ice cream. So generous in fact that we couldn’t finish the ice cream.
Food: ★★★★★ Service: ★★★★☆ Ambiance: ★★★★☆ VFM: ★★★☆☆ Overall: ★★★★☆
Price: Our bill for 2 came to £87
Bone Daddies Shackfuyu
14a Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 4TJ