I had seen this restaurant pop up on my Instagram timeline a lot, and it sounded like a place I would love.
Set on Bold Street, the Indian Street Food restaurant feels right at home nestled between the other boho, innovative restaurants like Mowgli and Maray.
*Bundobust is inspired by the vibrant and varied street foods of India, especially from their spiritual home of Gujurat. They serve up dishes with their own modern twist.
Since opening, they have 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.
We visited on a Sunday afternoon and was warmly greeted by three members of staff. The layout of the restaurant is really informal with long tables and stools.
Looking at the menu I was very overwhelmed and didn’t really have a clue what to choose, how many portions of each we would need, etc. But this issue was quickly rectified.
The staff have an extensive knowledge of the menu and talked us through each dish and chatted to us about what flavours and types of food we like, and then offered their recommendations.
You place your food and drink order at the bar noting your table number, and the food is then prepared and served by a member of staff.
Bundbust has an extensive beer menu. Again I was a little overwhelmed by all the choices but a member of staff asked me what type of beer I usually liked and recommended “Northern Monk” and wow what a beautiful smooth and refreshing beer it is. If you like Peroni and Sol then I can highly recommend you give it a try.
Our food arrived in 15 minutes and the dishes we chose were as follows:
Paneer & Mushroom Tikka £6.50:
Skewers of barbecued paneer, mushrooms and peppers. Marinated in yoghurt curd, and tikka massala. Served with red pepper ketchup and spinach chutney.
Bundo Chaat – £4.75:
A crisp and crunchy street food classic. Samosa pastry, puffed rice, peas, red onion and tomato tossed in tamarind chutney and topped with pomegranate seeds.
Vada Pav – £5.50:
Mumbai’s favourite burger. A deep-fried spicy mashed potato ball. Served in a brioche bun with red and green chutney.
Onion, Broccoli & Kale Bhajis – £4.50
Spiced with fennel and chilli and served with tamarind and red pepper chutney.
Okra Fries – £4
Fried lady fingers coated in chickpea batter seasoned with black salt & mango powder.
To say that everything tasted amazing is an understatement. It was one of the tastiest meals I have had in a long time.
The Okra Fries were so moorish. Light, crisp and full of flavour.
The bhajis were packed full of onion, not greasy and packed full of flavour.
But the winners for me were the paneer and mushroom tikka kebabs and the bundo chaat. I was totally blown away by the flavours and textures.
Every dish was fresh, hot and full of flavour.
I don’t each much meat, but I genuinely feel even if you are a ravenous meat eater you will still love the food Bundobust have on offer.
The service was impeccable, and the staff had an extensive knowledge of the menu.
I for one, can not wait to return.
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