A series of colourful posters and a set of stairs will take you off the hustle and bustle on Bold Street and into a desi delight.
After a host of pop-ups and kitchen takeovers, Bundobust found bricks and mortar in July 2014 on one side of (then derelict) Mill Hill in Leeds. They’ve been serving up the tastiest Indian grub and craft beers in Leeds ever since, set up shop in a Manchester basement in 2016, and now have blessed Liverpool’s vibrant Bold Street. All the food happens to be veggie, and most of the dishes vegan or able to be made vegan but that’s not an angle used to pull people through the door as Bundobust use recipes and dishes that are are naturally meatless. And trust us, you won’t miss it.
Bundobust is the kind of food you could expect on the back streets of India, inspired by the vibrant and varied street foods, especially from their spiritual home of Gujarat. They serve up dishes with their own modern twist, and offer a roster of the most exciting craft beers from both local and international breweries to drink alongside. Since opening, they’ve been recommended in the Michelin Guide, featured in Time Out’s top 10 UK Indian Restaurants and been included in The Sunday Times’ Top 25 Vegetarian Restaurants, amongst plenty of other accolades.
Here’s 8 things you need to try:
Mumbai’s favourite burger. A deep-fried spicy mashed potato ball. Served in a brioche bun with red & green chutney. Double carbs = double deliciousness.
Paneer cheese cooked in a deep cinnamon, fenugreek, red pepper & tomato sauce. Served with bhatura.
ONION, BROCCOLI & KALE BHAJIS
The ultimate bhaji! Spiced with fennel & chilli and served with a tamarind & red pepper chutney.
Mini rice pancakes filled with a cauliflower & potato dry fry. Served with a lentil, aubergine & bottle gourd soup.
PANEER & MUSHROOM TIKKA
Skewers of barbecued paneer, mushrooms & peppers marinated in yoghurt curd & tikka massala. Served with red pepper ketchup & spinach chutney.
A layered taste sensation of samosa pastry, chickpeas, potato, tamarind chutney, yoghurt, onion, turmeric noodles & chilli sauce.
Perfect with beer. Fried lady’s fingers coated in chickpea batter. Seasoned with black salt & mango powder.
Well, what are you waiting for? Get yourselves down to Bundobust soon and tell them we sent you!
17/19 Bold Street