Bundobust, the Indian vegetarian restaurant and craft beer concept, is to open a second site in Manchester that will also be home to a large in-house brewery.
The three-strong restaurant group, which operates sites in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, has secured a 4,000sq ft site that will have space for 120-140 covers.
Co-founder Marko Husak said it will also have nine brewing vessels, able to produce 28,500 pints of beer each month.
The restaurant will have the same menu as the existing Bundobust restaurants, which serve plant-based Guajarati inspired street food such as paneer and mushroom tikka; tarka dhal and rice; and onion, broccoli and kale bhajis, but will feature the brewing tanks at street level for customers to see as they dine.
“Beer and Indian food is what we’ve always done and this seemed like the next step for us,” Husak said.
“Quite a few people have jumped on the Indian street food and beer bandwagon and we wanted to show the world we know what we are doing. Nobody else is going to have a brewery in their restaurant.”
The company has been working with former Byron CEO Tom Byng - who stepped down from the burger brand he created in late 2016 - for the past year to help it grow.
“We couldn’t do it by ourselves,” Husak added. “We’ve got to three sites, but we needed someone with the experience who can guide us to open a few more restaurants without pushing it and to help us get our back of house in order.”
Bundobust to open Manchester restaurant and brewhouse
Bundobust, the Indian vegetarian restaurant and craft beer concept, is to open a second site in Manchester, that will also be home to a large in-house brewery. The three-strong restaurant group, has secured a 4,000sq ft site with space for 120-140 covers, as well as nine brewing vessels able to produce 28,500 pints of beer a month. Co-founder Marko Husak hailed the appointment of former Byron CEO Tom Byng, for the Bundobust grow: “We couldn’t do it by ourselves.”