Posted on November 10, 2015

Bundobust Vegetarian Restaurant New Menu Launch in Leeds

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Bundobust Vegetarian Restaurant Leeds

You may or may not know this about me.. but..

I’m a vegetarian.

DUN DUN DUUUUNNNN.

While writing this post, I originally ended up going on a bit of a rant about how people often get a bit funny with me when I mention I don’t eat meat. But I decided to save that for another post.

So, Bondubust. This is a restaurant in Leeds that serves Indian style vegetarian food. Not only is it vegetarian, but many of the dishes are vegan and/or gluten free. They are tapas style, so you probably want 2 or 3 for one, and 5 or 6 between two.

I was invited to go and try their new menu last Tuesday evening.

Bundobust Vegetarian Restaurant Leeds

I met up with Hayley outside, then we waited for India who met us for a quick drink before she had to dash off!

They served us all five of their new dishes, which is probably just the right amount between two people. I left feeling full and ready for the 5 glasses of wine I drank with Hayley afterwards. Ooops!

Bundobust Vegetarian Restaurant Leeds

The biriyani bhaji balls were hands down my favourite dish. I’m not sure what they were spiced with, but if I ever go back to Bundobust, I’ll be getting three of these for myself and there is nothing you can do to stop me. The end.

Bundobust Vegetarian Restaurant Leeds

The punjabi kahdi reminded me of onion bahjis in a sauce. It’s a soup made with coriander seeds, onion and ginger served with gobi bhaji dumpings.

Bundobust Vegetarian Restaurant Leeds

Next up was paneer and mushroom tikka. I’ve never had paneer before and after trying it I had no idea why! I didn’t know what paneer was, but it’s a non-melting cheese that’s used a lot in Indian cuisine. A great alternative to meat in many dishes – I need to experiment with this!

It was delicious and sauce it was served with complimented it perfectly.

Bundobust Vegetarian Restaurant Leeds

The tarka dhal and rice was probably the least exciting out of the lot – it’s a lentil curry in a cumin, garlic and chilli sauce. I personally find rice and sauce quite boring, I’m the type of girl that eats curry with a naan or papadum. But if you do love rice dishes, then this is right up your street.

Bundobust Vegetarian Restaurant Leeds

The last thing on the menu was the Chloe Bhataura, chickpeas cooked in a onion and tomato sauce with Indian flatbread! Indian flatbread is a bit off, it’s a bit like naan but crispier. 

The sauce was lovely and it was quite spicy!

    Bundobust Vegetarian Restaurant Leeds

So there you have it, the new menu at Bundobust is lovely. I’m planning a second trip to try the rest (and the biryani balls again!)

If you want to check out Bundobust for yourself, it’s on 6 Mill Hill, Leeds, LS1 5DQ.

I’ve also heard rumours of one opening in Manchester in Spring!

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13 Comments

  • Reply Natalia November 10, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Isn’t it odd how odd it feels to confess about being a veggie?… I’ve been one for 5 years now and still feel a little uncomfortable whenever I have to say it out loud to people. And yes I do get “the look” sometimes. This place sounds wonderful! I wish there were more like this around. x
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  • Reply LindaLibraLoca November 10, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Indian cuisine is my favorite option for eating vegetarian. The dishes are so spicey and tastey!
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  • Reply Jackie Harrison November 10, 2015 at 11:11 am

    How appetizing and delicious this vegetarian restaurant meal is I bet very tasty as well.

  • Reply Anca November 10, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    The food looks delicious. I would love to try it, as I would love to try all vegetarian restaurants 😀
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  • Reply Shireen L. Platt November 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I am not vegetarian but I do love vegetarian food. Back in Malaysia I eat at vegetarian restaurants at least once a week. I have no idea why people frown when others say they are vegetarian, it’s very common especially in Asia due to cultural reasons.
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  • Reply Katie November 10, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Wow, all of this food looks incredible! I bet it was delicious!

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  • Reply Velvet Blush November 10, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    This restaurant sounds really good, and the food looks so yummy! In my local city centre there’s hardly any vegetarian restaurants, I can’t even think of any!

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  • Reply Akaleistar November 11, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Okay, now I’m hungry! The food looks delicious 🙂

  • Reply Rowena @ rolala loves November 11, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Everything looks so tasty. I love paneer. I’m not a vegetarian but I am a part time vegetarian and don’t eat meat 3 -4 days a week.

  • Reply Mica November 11, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Oh yum that looks great!

    There is a place here in Brisbane that does those biriyani bhaji balls – they are DELICIOUS! I don’t go there often, only if we have some vegetarians going out to eat with us, but I do enjoy those so much 🙂

  • Reply Lucy November 11, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Most of the cusine in India is vegetarian so you would be in good hands in a Indian restaurant. My favouorite is Paneer, Bombay potatoe and tilapia fish. This all looks lovely and is making me hungry Lucy x
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  • Reply Sarah November 11, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Indian tapas? WHY is there not one of these in Liverpool?! Everything looks amazing and I might have to fight you for the biriyani balls!

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  • Reply Kel November 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I love Bundobust – a bit gutted that my last visit there was just a couple of days before the new menu items were available, but I guess it just gives me an excuse to go back again soon! The biryani balls sound amazing!
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