Situated in a basement next to the soulless fast-food chains in the bustling Piccadilly Gardens, Bundobust probably wouldn’t be your first choice when looking for great food in Manchester. That is, until you’ve actually tried it. Sure, it might look a little dubious from the outside, but the North West’s first ‘beer & Indian joint’ is one of the city’s lesser-known gems.
Down the dodgy stairwell you’ll be greeted by a modern, airy restaurant serving simple food at its finest – Gujurat-inspired street food with a North West twist and the world’s best craft beer, from both local and international breweries. The food is served tapas-style, with highlights including Okra Fries, Bhel Puri and my personal favourite, Massala Dosa.
You wouldn’t necessarily realise it at first glance, but everything on the Bundobust menu just happens to be vegetarian, with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options too.
Lunch time is the best time to visit, when you can get the Express menu of two dishes for £7!