Bundobust Leeds is a veggie Bollywood blockbuster, best known for its small plates and beer.
The story starts like this: Bradford buddies Marko Husak of Sparrow Bar and Mayur Patel of vegetarian Indian restaurant, Prashad, teamed up to open the first Bundobust in Leeds in 2014.
The second opened in Manchester in 2016, with Bundobust Liverpool joining the gang in 2018. Beer is Husak’s sphere of expertise but the small plate interpretations of veggie dishes from Prashad are a blast.
Everything arrives in coolly branded little tubs costing anywhere from £4 to £7 (£95 will buy you the entire menu). Start with okra fries and bundo chaat, before dipping into Mumbai-style veggie burgers (vada pav) made from spicy mash coated in besan flour and deep-fried, and served with chutneys and hot chillies.
Beers could include Bombay Dazzler, a floral wheat beer tailor-made by Leeds’ Northern Monk brewers, Chorlton Brewing Co’s Mosaic Citra Double Sour, or the excellent Juicy Bhaghra, made by Danish outfit, Dry & Bitter.
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