Bundobust comes to York as new Indian city center street food hall

An award-winning and critically acclaimed craft beer bar serving Indian street food is coming to York.

Bundobust, the iconic brainchild of Mayur Patel and Marko Husak, will make York the newest city to welcome their delicious menu of vegetarian Gujurati street food, alongside an equally extensive menu of domestic and international beers, 7 days a week.

Launched in Leeds in 2014, the company has gone from strength to strength and now plans to open a new restaurant in the old Argos building on Piccadilly in York city centre.

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It hopes to demolish the Argos and William Hill stores to build a dining hall in York, with further plans also revealing an intent to replace the existing storefront with brand new ones. The current retail and gambling departments will then be converted into a dine-in restaurant, complete with a bar, which will serve their famous cuisine all day and night.

The lower floor will then be covered to allow for storage, as well as the option of a prep kitchen to streamline productivity and toilets.

The growing franchise already has locations in Liverpool and two in Manchester, and has proven to be a big hit with critics and consumers alike. In addition to traditional flavors, the venue also offers an eco-friendly addition to the repertoire, serving Gujarati street food in compostable paper trays and plates.

Only a few of the plans made show what the new location could look like

Just some of the tasty treats on offer are okra chips, bhaji butties and Tarka Dhal with rice – all washed down with some of their own craft beer which is brewed in house at the Bundobust brewery in Manchester.

The company has applied for a license to start work next month, meaning fans who want to try it for themselves may not have too long to wait.

Will you also visit the new food hall? Let us know in the comments.

Speaking of the development, David Skaith, chairman of York High Street Forum, told The Yorkshireman that retail buildings would ideally remain as shops, but said: “We would like to see more retailers but we don’t want empty shops. In a city like York having empty stores is a real blot on the city, given the popular destination we are.”

He continued: “When you see something like this that looks a little different and isn’t a huge chain, I think most people are open to that, and it’s not in a dense shopping area like the middle of Coney Street. Keeping food and drinks a bit separated from the shopping area in the middle of the city is no problem.”

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