Indian casual dining brand hits the city

INDIAN street food restaurant Bundobust to open its second restaurant in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens this autumn.

The street food and craft beer casual dining restaurant is ready to move over the Pennines having established itself in Leeds after it opened in July 2014. The concept came about after bringing together Yorkshire food and drink institutions, Bradford’s The Sparrow Bier Café and Drighlington’s Prashad restaurant.

The Manchester site, a former Chinese buffet restaurant which closed in 2014, is in the heart of city centre at number 61 Piccadilly, with its main entrance on Piccadilly with the back facing the Northern Quarter.

The 4,000 sq ft site is 150% bigger than the Leeds site and will create up to 25 new jobs.

Bundobust favourites include its South Indian & Gujarati snacks such as Vada Pav, Bundo Chaat & Masalla Dosa, all of which are traditional Indian street food dishes. It will also offer up to 20 craft beers on tap with dedicated pumps for local Manchester breweries such as Cloudwater.

Mayur Patel, co-owner, said: “Bundobust is a laid back place to grab a bite to eat & wash it down with some of the best beer in the world. It has a chilled out vibe somewhere between a restaurant and a bar. Customers can call in for a quick snack and a half or stay for a few hours and work their way through the food and drink menu in a Tapas kind of way.

The restaurant will open at the end of September or early October.