About Bundobust Oxford Street
OPENS SPRING 2020
When you think of the trendiest breweries in the UK, Indian street food probably is not the first thing that comes to mind. Of course, that is unless you are part of Bundobust’s cult following, a craft beer and Gujarati street food concept that already operates three sites in the north of England, namely Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester.
Now, Bundobust has decided to double its portfolio in Manchester and bring a second site to the city. Found on Oxford Street, this Bundobust outpost is housed inside a Grade-II listed St James’ building, which can accommodate up to 150 guests at one time.
The industrial space houses a large in-house brewery underneath a glass-vaulted ceiling, while guests drink and dine on long communal tables flanked by stools with bold colours such as bright red or green. Hanging pendant lighting and cascading foliage add some warmth to proceedings.
The on-site brewery comprises of nine fermenting vessels, which are able to produce up to 28,000 pints of beer per month. As for the food menu, you can expect to find the same Indian street food dishes that are available at Bundobust’s other sites. Tuck into the casual likes of bhel puri and okra fries, or opt for slightly more substantial dishes including the Bhaji Butty: an Indian-style patty topped with salad and chutney which is sandwiched between two halves of a brioche bun.
Vegetarian and vegan diners can join in on the fun too, because Indian cuisine naturally lends itself to meat or dairy-free dishes. If you fancy sharing, order the vegan combo for two, which consists of a tray of okra fries, bhajis, bhel puri, raghda, pethis and masala dosa.
If you are wondering where Bundobust’s name comes from, it is taken from the Anglo-Indian word which means to bind or bring something together.