Sick of the same old Christmas dinner? Well just when you thought the ultimate festive menu didn’t exist, Bundobust – the Indian street food and craft beer specialists – has released genius new Christmas dishes, combining our biggest seasonal faves with Indian street food into one special menu, as well as old favourites like sprout bhajis.
After the success of their green, pumpkin-filled samosas during Halloween, avid visitors of Bundobust have been busting to know what their festive menu entails. And low and behold, headlining the Bundobust Christmas menu for the third year in a row is their sprout bhajis.
Served with cranberry chutney, Bundobust has fused together the controversial festive vegetable into their Indian fried snacks by mixing Brussel sprouts, broccoli and onion into a bhaji, featuring a spice mix of fennel and chilli. So, whether you’re a sprout lover or not this might be a way of convincing yourself to eat more vegetables as the restaurant takes the Christmas dinner staple up a notch by packing it with plenty of flavour and spice. Plus, the crispy, Christmassy snack also comes in the form of a sprout bhaji patty as the main feature of their festive burger too, with £1 from every Sprout Bhaji Butty sold going towards the #CookForUkraine charity initiative.
The sprout bhajis join wonderfully Christmassy dishes as part of the Bundobust festive menu, which includes their festive dhal and rice- a warming and smoky Christmas take on Dal Makhani boosted with black cardamom, clove and cinnamon. Guests will also see the return of the restaurant’s biryani balls, which pairs India’s celebratory dish, Biryani, with the party buffet snackability of arancini. Spiced with mint, saffron, ginger, nutmeg and rose and served in a rich tomato sauce and crowned with crispy onions, these small but mighty balls pack a punch.
You’ll also find a mince pie paratha to bring a festive and sweet finish to your meal, which Bundobust describes as “what peshwari did next” and see parathas stuffed with sultana, raisin, cinnamon, clove, star anise and coconut, for the perfect sweet-savoury crossover hit. Mancs will also be able to get their hands on Bundobust’s three festive cocktails as well as a non-alcoholic Ginger Tom consisting of ginger ale, cranberry, apple, cinnamon, lime and mint.
Bundobust’s Christmas cocktail offering takes on a vintage spin with classic specials such as Bundo Snowball, Cosmopolitan and Amaretto Sour. And it wouldn’t be Bundobust without beer! From November 21 onwards, you can grab a pint of Bundobust Brewery’s AADU – a limited edition 5.8% Gingerbread Wheat Beer, available exclusively on tap at Bundobust restaurants.
Find Bundobust at 61 Piccadilly, M1 2AG and St James Building, 61-69 Oxford Street, M1 6EQ.