At 4,000 sq ft the new site at 61 Piccadilly, opening tomorrow (14 December) will be more than twice the size of the original one in Leeds.
It will serve the concept's street food-based menu such as Okra Fries seasoned with black salt and mango powder (£3.50), Bundo Chaat (£4.50), and the Vada Pav, a spicy mashed potato ball coated in gram flour and fried, served in a brioche bun with chutney and hot green chillies alongside a handpicked beer menu from 14 keg beers. Two specially designated cask lines are reserved for Manchester breweries, and will rotate regularly.
Bundobust is the creation Mayur Patel and Marko Husak of Drighlington’s Prashad and Bradford’s Sparrow Bier Cafe respectively, who decided to launch the concept in Leeds in 2014 after collaborating for a one-off curry and beer matching event.
Husak said: “We’re excited to be opening our doors in Manchester. It’s a great city with a lot going on. It has many similarities to Leeds in the fact that independent bars, restaurants and culture are flourishing, but it is a wonderful and unique city in its own right. I love the architecture, and the place has a real energy and buzz about it.
"We think our location is perfect. We are tucked away in a basement but we are right in the middle of the independent Northern Quarter, and the high footfall area of Piccadilly Gardens. We are happy to open not long after our new neighbours Shoryu Ramen & Jimmy’s, which shows great confidence in the regeneration of the area, and we are very close to NQ institutions like Common & Port Street Beer House.”