And they’re fabulous.
We’ve been to Bundobust a couple of times already, specially because we live less than 5 minutes away, and because it’s an amazing place to go for cocktails and try something different.
I’ve always found their food to be delicious, so when they invited me to try the new items on the menu, it was an instant ‘YES!’ from me.
We started with some cocktails, and I went full tropical mood with mine. This Dirty Lopez was incredibly delicious, soft, and quite tropical (made me hopeful for summer!). It was perfect for our mood, because we went right before The Beast from the East hit, so it was a bright sunny day!
G decided to go for something stronger (this man loves his old fashioned!) and it was definitely stronger, but still good. The rum taste was delicious (we love Pampero rum). This is my kind of drink when i’m not in the mood for something sweet and fruity. I’d recommend either, it depends on your mood!
This is Bundobust’s spin on traditional curry.
Just a tiny bit of spiciness at first (which made me regret saying ‘it’s not so spicy!’ because it got hotter afterwards) but oh my! It was still delicious. The chickpeas are soaked so they get all the curry taste, and the overall dish is kinda thick and flavourful. Really yummy!
This dish was also delicious, but it was not a spicy as the Chole Saag.
It was still super rich in flavour, and the combination of it with the toasted brioche made the whole dish even better. The guys at Bundobust know how to pair these and I’m living for that!
OH MY GAWD.
This dish is such a delightful mix of textures and flavours, I could have a bowl for myself every single day. There’s a crispiness that the samosa pastry and the puffed rice bring to the dish, and when complemented with the pomegranate seeds it’s just amazing.
Can’t say enough good things!
There’s a tiny bit of spice, then some sweetness, and then a savoury flavour too, but all of it mixes perfectly to give you this Bhel Puri bowl of yumminess. It’s one of my favourite items on the menu for sure! You might have tried it before but trust me, this new recipe is even better than the one they had.
Together with the Bhel Puri, these win the first prize (sorry, can’t pick just one!).
This mushrooms were definitely one of the spiciest things we tried this day but that doesn’t take away anything from the dish, if any, it gives it even more flavour!
G and I were fighting for the last bite, and that’s how you know we loved it!
This Raghda Pethis was thick and delicious too. Definitely not spicy, so it’s a good option if you’re trying to avoid the hotter side of the menu.
The potato cake gives it a yummy texture, and the tamarind chutney gives you a sweet kick at the end that provides a great contrast against the savoury bites.
The spice in these kicks a bit lite, but every bite fills your mouth with a delicious flavour.
I really enjoyed the texture of these, and found them to be really unique (just as everything else on the menu, tbh). These come a close second after the Bhel Puri and the Gobi Mushroom Manchurian.
These paneer cheese cubes were DA BOMB.
The sauce has a deliciously seasoned tomato flavour that you can smell from a distance (and you know how much I love aromatic dishes!).
I’d put this one third (which I know might be cheating because I put two dishes at first but hey, I can’t leave any behind!).
Just a warning: this one was the spiciest one we tried, but even for me, it was absolutely amazing. Just get some water to help your tongue afterwards.
Another thing that I love about Bundobust is the fact that the staff is incredibly nice and helpful. They all know a lot about the dishes (and have probably tried them all), and they’re always eager to help you decide what to have.
The menu also has some ‘bundles’ and suggestions depending on the size of your party, which is always great as a starting point, and you’ll always end stuffed and happy!
Overall, we had a fantastic experience and G’s already asking me when are we planning on going back. Bundobust is an incredibly unique restaurant in Manchester, and the food here always surprises me and captivates me, so I’m always excited to come back.
I hope you guys enjoyed reading about these new items on the menu, and maybe got some ideas on what to order when you pay them a visit yourself.
Please let me know if you’ve been to Bundobust (and share what’s your favourite dish!), and if you have any recommendations for other Indian restaurants that I should try in Manchester. I’m always excited to hear your suggestions! You can find me on Instagram (@michellelovestoeat), Twitter (@mlovestoeat), and Facebook (@michellelovestoeat).
Enough writing (or reading) for one day. I’ll be back on Thursday with more yumminess.