loti eats | bone daddies james street

The Bone Daddies empire is expanding – not only do they have a place in the Nova Victoria development coming soon, they’ve also just opened a new spot in Marylebone. With communal high tables on the ground floor, regular seating in the basement and an outside area for when the weather eventually warms up, the James Street place is perfect whether you want to grab a quick lunch or settle in for a longer meal. We sat up top and a word of warning, the stools on the sharing tables are pretty close together so you will get to know your neighbour, but the staff are also super friendly so it works.

Each BD joint likes to be a little different and what sets James Street apart is its robata grill and its kushiyaki. From the chicken yakitori to the prawn and courgette combo, there’s a skewer there to suit everyone but the standout was definitely the ox cheek with padron peppers and kimchee butter. Tender meat, hot peppers and an intensely savoury sauce…these things are seriously moreish so you might want to double up on portions.

It’s not a meal at Bone Daddies without those insane pig bones and monster Korean fried wings, which are as tasty and as messy as ever. All the ramen classics are present and correct too, from the original tonkotsu to the spicy sesame tantanmens. They’ve even got you covered for rice and noodles too with exclusive chahan and yaki soba wok dishes.

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It’s a great addition to the St Christopher’s Place scene, and now if you’re in need of ramen between Kensington and Soho, there’s a Bone Daddies for you.

46-48 James Street, London, W1U 1HA

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