SquareMeal Review of
Offering meat-free Indian street food and craft beer in laid-back surroundings near Leeds train station, Bundobust has struck a winning formula. The dining space is stripped back, with long wooden tables, plastic cutlery, exposed brickwork and eye-catching artwork: a fitting space to enjoy a menu of snacks and sharing plates that’s exclusively vegetarian (though doesn’t shout about it). Our moreish spiced okra fries were coated in chickpea flour and seasoned with black salt and mango powder. Crisp biryani bhaji balls resembled arancini flavoured with whole spices; and a burger of spicy mashed potato, fried until golden, was enlivened by chillies. We especially enjoyed bundo chaat, a rollercoaster of flavours and textures including samosa pastry, chickpeas, tamarind chutney and turmeric noodles. The beer list showcases local brewers such as Northern Monk, plus limited-edition ales as specials. With its enthusiastic service, elegantly spiced dishes and enticing drinks, Bundobust is somewhere to savour.