Leeds Indian street food restaurant Bundobust to open second venue in Manchester

Wednesday 27th July 2016

A unique Leeds craft beer restaurant serving Indian street food is to open its second restaurant in Manchester this summer.

Bundobust was established in 2014, in a partnership between Mark Husak of Bradford’s Sparrow Bier Café and Mayur Patel, owner of Drighlington’s Prashad vegetarian restaurant – which found fame as a finalist on Gordon Ramsay’s Great British Restaurant.

In the two years since opening, Bundobust, which is located on Mill Hill in the city centre, has become hugely popular for its street kitchen concept. They won the award for ‘Best Cafe Bar’ in Yorkshire’s prestigious Oliver restaurant awards 2016 and received a shortlisting in the ‘Best Street Food’ category. It has also been given high praise from the city’s food critics and bloggers for its simplicity and satisfyingly spicy food.

The Manchester restaurant will be located in Clayton House, 61 Piccadilly in the heart of the city centre and will seat 150 people. The venue will undergo a £250,000 fit out and once complete it will bring 20 new jobs to the city.

Bundobust was advised by commercial property solicitor Simon Mydlowski from Gordons on the new venue, who negotiated a 15-year lease on the 3,950 sq ft premises and provided guidance on the restaurant’s lease and licensing agreements.

Bundobust owner, Mark Husak, said: “Our expansion into Manchester is really exciting for us. There are already some great operators offering interesting Indian food & we’re looking forward to adding to exciting Manchester scene and bringing something unique to the city.”

“We worked with Simon and the team at Gordons when we launched in Leeds and they have played an important advisory role in our growth. Their approach is friendly and they have given us clear, pragmatic advice which has helped us to achieve our goal of opening a second restaurant in Manchester.”

The Bundobust menu is influenced by the vibrant street food scene of India, combined with an extensive list of the world’s best craft beer and hoppy India Pale Ales. The restaurant also boasts and extensive list of cocktails and bottled ciders.

Gordons partner, Simon Mydlowski, added: “The expansion of Bundobust is testimony to the innovative vision of Mark and Mayur. Their concept has won them lots of fans in Yorkshire and I’m sure Manchester food-lovers will be just as enamoured and the restaurant will prove to be a resounding success.”

Work on the fit out is expected to commence in early July with the doors to the restaurant opening in September 2016.

To find out more about Bundobust visit www.bundobust.com