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Bundobust Manchester review

Bundobust has arrived in Piccadilly supplying us hungry Mancunians with vegetarian Indian street food and craft beer. The name comes from an Indian-English mash up of the words collaboration and riot, which the decor and food suggest – in a good way! The Owners Mayur Patel and Mark Husak have created a simple canteen style space with a lot of personality where you would feel comfortable nipping in by yourself for lunch or with a large group of friends for cocktails.

Bundobust Manchester review

Bundobust Manchester review

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A lot of the furniture is made from recycled wood and the cutlery and food pots are made from vegetable cellulose which is biodegradable – genius!

Bundobust Manchester review

This giant skylight adds so much atmosphere and natural light, even on a rainy day.

Bundobust Manchester review

Even though I like the privacy of booths, there is something rather humbling and honest about sitting next to your fellow man on a wooden bench, tucking into tasty food together.

Bundobust Manchester review

The menu is traditional, yet original and inclusive of Southern and Northern Indian street food, with dhal, dosa, bhaji and chaat. I was surprised to see an ochra dish, a burger option and a dish with bhaji in a warm yoghurt sauce, things I’ve never seen on an Indian menu in Manchester before. There are vegan options and a surprising amount of gluten free options to choose from as well.

Bundobust Manchester review

I went for the aforementioned Bhajji pot and a Chaat pot consisting of samosa pastry, crispy noodles, chickpeas and sauce. The Bloke collected a paneer and mushroom kebab which was smothered in the most wonderful combination of sauces and also the Puri with tamarind sauce and crunchy dry noodles. The flavour combination in each dish worked perfectly together and the dishes we chose seemed to all compliment each other, so we mixed and matched throughout our meal.

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Perfect street food at reasonable street food prices. Portion sizes are decent-to-large and such good value for money. The range of craft beers, gluten free beers and creative cocktails on offer are really impressive.

My favourite place to get good value-for-money Indian food was always This & That, now it’s Bundobust food and a gluten free beer please!

Chrissie

*I attended the pre-opening of Bundobust as press and therefor did not pay for food or drinks. This does not bias my opinion in any way. Honest as always.


8 responses to “Bundobust Indian Vegetarian Restaurant & Bar – Manchester”

  1. Stephanie Avatar

    looks fab, I love the wall of doors. x

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      I’ve never seen anything like that before. Weird but cute!

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  2. hodgepodgedays Avatar

    This looks so good, really yummy looking food and great value too. I’ll have to check it out next time I’m in town 🙂

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      It has a nice laid back atmosphere as well so it’s the kind of place you could pop in alone for lunch. I’m still chuffed to bits I was invited to the launch or I might not have come across it.

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  3. RachelSwirl Avatar

    It certainly looks like a unique experience, thanks for sharing this with #TuesdayTreasures.

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  4. Haylee Avatar

    I’ve been to the one in Leeds a few times – the other half is a big craft beer fan (and works for a micro brewery), so he dragged me along. Def has a good atmosphere and great food 🙂

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      Bet you glad he did now eh? 😄 My bloke used to love his craft beers until he found out he’s intolerant to yeast! 😳

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      1. Haylee Avatar

        Oh no, what a nightmare for him. Such a shame gluten free doesn’t mean yeast free 😦

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