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Bundobust!

What do you get when two of your favourite drinky / foodie establishments get together? A frikkin amazing lovechild that’s what! Yes, it’s finally here, Bundobust, the much anticipated mash up of Bradford born establishment the Sparrow and Prashad.

Craft beer? Tick. Indian street food? Tick. One of our new favourite Leeds drinking holes? Tick! We were invited to a sneaky peek of Bundobust prior to it’s official opening and it didn’t disappoint!

With a quirky, eclectic interior – reclaimed doors decorate the walls, stuffed rice bags for cushions and oh so hot right now low slung, exposed cable lighting, we wandered over to the bar to check out the very impressive ale choices. Twelve on tap no less, from brewers such as Northern Monk, Kirkstall, and Magic Rock. Plus, yes, get this, a dedicated Mikkeller tap!! The brewery I fell in love with whilst in Copenhagen can now find it’s place regularly in my belly.

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Obviously Dan and I chose the Mikkeller Green Gold to start off with and it didn’t disappoint. An American IPA, this smacks you with hops and isn’t sorry about it. My kind of beer!

We settled down in anticipation to try the tasty morsels on the menu. First up was the Spice and Rice. A beautifully spiced mung bean daal, warm and comforting served atop steamed rice. Gobbled up in seconds, we turned our attentions to the Behl Puri, a street food snack consisting of puffed rice, and tomatoes spiked with a spicy sour tamarind sauce. Delicious!

Bundobust Dinner at the Manor

Our second poison of the evening was Magic Rock’s Cannonball, one my my favourite beers and 7.4% to boot! Always a good thing. We had a quick chat with Mark, co-owner of Bundosbust, about the food, which will range from about £3 -£6 (I think!), ordering a few dishes per person tapas style. Anyone who has eaten at Prashad before will know that their offerings are delicious (Pethis!? YES PLEASE!) so I cannot wait to go and sample everything!!

All in all, this is a great bar. A brilliant selection of beers and beautiful, tasty food. Tasty vegetarian food, which in this zeitgeist of the burger is a wonderful breath of fresh air. Upon publishing this post, Bundobust will have been open now for about a week. If you haven’t already made it down there already, then you really should, You won’t forget it. Now pass me another Mikkeller!!

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A Right Curry On!

Our Indian summer event came to the Manor the other weekend, or should I say ‘Monsoon summer’ as the day was filled with torrential rain one minute and then glorious sunshine the next! We used our favourite Indian cookery books for this supperclub. Prashad was the inspiration for the veggie street food elements and Madhar Jaffrey’s Curry Bible the instructor for the British curry classics.

This event was one of our family style servings and so once guests had arrived and were seated we started to bring out the onslaught of food. The welcome drink was a ‘Bollywood’ spice, an unusual concoction of orange juice and vodka shaken over ice with the seeds and pith of many green chillis. The chillis are then sieved out and the drink topped up with soda water and given a few drops of grenadine for sweetness and colour. It had a definite spicy tingle to it, which was warming and pleasant, rather than being overpowering.

Dinner at the Manor Bollywood Spice

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Indian Summer Menu – June

Coming up in 3 weeks’ time is our Indian Summer event. We love the alchemy of spices and the wonderful flavours of India and they’re coming to the Manor soon!

Just like our our Chinese event, the food will be served up family style which will make the evening fun and interactive.

We’ll be splitting the evening into two parts – starting off with an array of Indian street food snacks, all of which vegetarian. The mains will be a selection of “curry classics” but with the usual Dinner at the Manor twists.

Have a look at the menu and let us know what you think! What are your favourite Indian dishes?

Dinner at the Manor June 2013 - Indian Summer