Bone Daddies Bond St (London, United Kingdom)

Bone Daddies at Bond St is a ramen bar and restaurant located in London, England and they have many branches scattered across the city and we had a chance to try the ones at Bond Street. A restaurant known for its delicious Japanese-inspired cuisine and lively atmosphere, this restaurant serves a variety of dishes, including ramen, rice bowls, and small plates.

The menu features a range of options, including vegetarian and vegan dishes. In addition to its food, Bone Daddies at Bond St is also known for its selection of sake and other Japanese-inspired cocktails. The restaurant is in the heart of London’s West End which is just a 15 minutes’ walk from Hyde Park.

We had been to Japan and had tried many different ramens, so we have high expectations on this place specially when it is named as Bone Daddies, does that mean they use bone broth on their ramens, were here to find out. We only tried two types of ramen during this visit, first was the Tonkotsu (£13.30), which they also call “The Original”, made with chashu pork belly, spring onion, bamboo, beansprouts, burnt garlic oil and Clarence Court egg. First time I heard of this egg; I thought it was a replacement of the Ramen eggs but in fact Clarence Court eggs are a brand of eggs produced by a company called Clarence Court. The company is based in the United Kingdom and specializes in producing high-quality eggs from heritage breeds of chickens. Clarence Court eggs are known for their rich, flavourful yolks and firm whites, which are believed to be the result of the hens being fed a natural diet and allowed to roam freely on small farms. These eggs are highly prized by chefs for their taste and quality. Indeed, that was the case becuase the eggs on both ramens were quite rich.

For the next ramen it was the Yuzu Tonkotsu (£13.90) like the first ramen that we had but instead of chashu pork slices, it was served with fried chashu pork belly, spring onion, bamboo, beansprouts, and Clarence Court egg. Broth is similar except for the additional yuzu juice which gives the soup a bright, citrusy flavour that balances out the richness of the broth.

As mentioned, expectation was set high as we had experienced a lot of nice ramen noodles, Bone Daddies while it’s not like the real Japanese ramen it was good, probably it was designed for the English palate since it was less rich but still tasty. We were expecting a rich, savoury, and creamy broth with a slightly salty and slightly fatty taste. While rich and savory flavours were there, it was not as creamy and the fatty taste was very minimal, don’t get me wrong it was still good but not like how it’s made in Japan. Serving size was ample, restaurant seating was tight, waiting time can be sometimes slow but with a lively atmosphere.

Bone Daddies Bond St
Address: 46-48 James St, London W1U 1HA, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 3019 7140

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8 Responses

  1. Eha Carr says:

    *Big smile* An interesting read – glad you enjoyed ! But why go to an Asian chain restaurant when there is so much more interesting local (Great Britain and Europe) available . . . 🙂 ? I did not think the place was in Bond Street – the Connaught in Carlos Place right a few steps away being my home-away-from-hoome most of my life – I did not think so !!! Not that there is anything wrong with James Street – some lovely boutiques used to be there . . .. The soups ;ook fine: but, heavens above, the prices!! Thanks for the write-up !!!

  2. Sometimes the ramen craving just hits you and you need ramen! While not as authentic as you were hoping, I expect this still satisfied the craving. Now go find some good fish and chips – you are in England after all!

  3. Not a ramen fan…but the ramen eggs are my favourite!

  4. Inger says:

    Interesting. I don’t eat ramen a lot but recently had some and the broth was notably good–probably fattier as you mention. The next time I had it at a different place I was completely displeased and I told my daughter (who is the ramen lover who drags me out occasionally) I had expected a similarly rich broth. So I guess I need to go to Japan!

  5. suituapui says:

    No wonder all the ASAHI in front, very well-promoted Japanese beer here too! Not a fan of the thick, rich broth in Japanese ramen – I’d prefer noodles in clear soup.

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