Sibling to the Leeds Bundobust, this refectory-style Indian veggie street food joint arrived in Manchester just before Christmas 2016. Craft beers and lunch deals complete the picture.
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“What a feast… you won’t even notice it’s vegetarian!” – “great street food and a cracking selection of craft beers” have won fame for this “atmospheric, slightly studenty haunt”: “essentially a beer hall, but one in a chic post-industrial setting”, and with Indian bites to soak up the brews. Mostly it copes well with its phenomenal popularity, but misfires (“looked better than it tasted”) were a bit more common this year.
“Wow! Fresh, cheap and tasty as hell!”; the Indian street food menu is full of character and “they have a large list of craft ales and ciders” – “what a combo!” – at this “unmissable” if “basic” vegetarian treat: “a fantastic addition to the curry scene in Manchester”, and one that’s quickly become one of the city’s foremost destinations. “No table service and queues at the bar to order can be lengthy at busy times”.
“Flavour-packed” Indian street food combined with “a great selection of ales (a million miles better than any other Indian’s I’ve been in!)” is a winning formula for this “concept-that’s-about-to-turn-into-a-chain”. Service perhaps “needs some working out” (“the big queue can move very very slowly”) but “if the cardboard crockery and bar service for drinks are good enough for Jay Rayner, it’s good enough for me”.
December 2016 saw Leeds’ critically acclaimed ‘beer & Indian’ joint open its doors in Manchester. In a basement on Piccadilly, Bundobust is a stone’s throw from the city’s independent Northern Quarter. We’ve brought our award-winning recipe for success over the Pennines, and are quickly ranking as one of the city’s best casual dining restaurants.
What we do is simple – Gujarat-inspired street food and the world’s best craft beer, from both local and international breweries.
Jay Rayner, the Observer’s food critic, reviewed the restaurant just months after opening, and we think he puts it best: “vibrant Indian street food served with craft beer in a friendly communal space…Why has no one done this before?”
|Wine per bottle||£18.00|
Bundobust Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Superb aim all areas. Vegetarian street Indian food that even the biggest meat eaters will love. Good craft beers I recommend their Bundo Chaat! "
"A pub, with no table ordering, serving vege Indian fayre in paper cups, at restaurant prices. Recent and tasty but still. Don't understand why it's constantly labelled a restaurant "
"Some interesting dishes at very reasonable prices. Well priced wine. "
61 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AQ
|Monday||12 pm-9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-8 pm|