I love Bundobust so much that we went twice in the 24 hours we had in Liverpool! It’s just great. What started out as a pop-up and a series of supper clubs found its first bricks and mortar site in Leeds in 2014. Bundobust has since expanded into the rest of the North, with larger sites now in Manchester and Liverpool too. Surely it's only a matter of time 'til it makes its way down to London, right!?
Bundobust is Indian street food and craft beer. A concept that sounds pretty familiar but actually hasn't been executed so authentically by anyone else yet. Bundobust really gives you an idea of what India feels like on the ground: from its casual canteen-like atmosphere to the Gujarat-inspired street food dishes, and the energy that comes through with its colourful, wild branding. It'd fit right in to Mumbai’s trendy suburbs of Bandra West, where the craft beer and street food scene is really starting to kick off. I love the ‘Too Much Spicy’ and ‘Thank You Please’ tag lines on all the tables and waiters’ aprons — they'll make you smile and feel nostalgic if you’ve ever spent any time in India!
Bundobust is 100% vegetarian, all dishes are served in (recyclable) paper cartons, and the menu is designed for ordering lots and sharing. The bundo chaat is a must. As is the paneeer kadai. Other highlights include the spicy okra fries, tarka dhal and rice (deeelicious!), chole saag and pav bhaji (a bhaji burger basically!)
The beer selection is vast. Craft beer fans will be pleased to find all of the best independent breweries available here, from to Gipsy Hill to Northern Monk, Mikkeller, Cloudwater and Kirkstall Brewery.
I bloody love Bundobust and can’t recommend it more if you find yourself up north. Fingers crossed it’ll be on its way to London soon.
BUNDOBUST, 17-19 BOLD STREET, LIVERPOOL, L1 4DN