Bundobust: Better Than Ever

Mill Street in Leeds City Centre is home to an unassuming restaurant that is sure to blow your mind, boasting intense flavours, reasonable pricing, craft beer and sustainable dishes. For veggies, vegans and meat eaters alike, Bundobust offers some of the best indian street food Leeds has to offer. The unique thing about Bundobust is the small dish sizes that encourage a tapas-style feast perfect for sharing and trying as much on the menu as possible.

If great beer and a casual atmosphere weren’t enough then the delicious food served in guilt-free biodegradable containers is bound to make the experience even better. To top it off the straws and cutlery are all made from plant starch making for a sustainable and authentic street food vibe.

With an abundance of communal seating, unisex toilets and enthusiastic staff, who are very knowledgeable about their dishes, it is easy to see why Bundobust is a friendly and popular restaurant. This was my first visit to Bundobust and most definitely will not be my last! It seems Bundobust has everything down to a tee, with a tried and tested menu that draws in a constant flow of customers.

Here is my verdict on some of the new dishes:

Dhal and Rice: I have always been a fan of dhal and rice and this aromatic and perfectly spiced concoction is the perfect sharing pot or can be enjoyed by oneself. Also available on the lunch deals menu.

Chole Sag: A delicious chickpea and spinach curry served with puree.

Raghda Pethis: An interesting fusion of India-meets-the-North-of-England with mushy peas and potato cake, topped with turmeric noodles, tomato and onion tamarind chutney.

Bhel Puri: A ‘must try’ on the menu is this street food classic commonly found in India. I’m not usually a fan of cold dishes at dinner but this was a welcome surprise. The crunchy samosa pastry and puffed rice compliments the peas, red onion and tomato tossed in tamarind chutney.

Masala Dosa: This was amazing. I would highly recommend these thin rice pancakes filled with potato and cauliflower to dip in the lentil, aubergine and bottle gourd soup.

Although not new on the menu, the Paneer and Mushroom Tikka and Okra fries deserve honourable mentions as two of the favourite dishes on the menu. Bundobust is a great option for authentic Indian street food where you really won’t miss the meat.


Bella Davis

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