Putting together craft beer and Indian street food is such a perfect marriage that it’s surprising no one’s thought of it before. We’re not talking here about pints of Budweiser and a vindaloo at a late night curry house, though there are superficial similarities in the formica topped tables and the wood chip benches. No, this place is far cooler with its exposed brick, bare light bulbs and up-cycled doors.
The people behind it are Mayur Patel, son of Kaushy Patel of the much garlanded Prashad in Drighlington, and Mark Husak of the Bradford real ale mecca, the Sparrow.
Not surprising then that the menu is wholly vegetarian with lots of gluten free and vegan dishes – and placing it firmly as a bar not a restaurant – the food comes in cute biodegradable pots.
Choose half a dozen dishes between £2.50 and £6.00 and you have a cheap and decent meal for two that could be made up of mini masala dosa, potato cakes with spiced peas, steamed rice dumplings with lentil soup, deep fried okra sticks, onion bhaji and fried potato balls.
There are dozens of bottles and cask ales from the likes of Northern Monk, Kirkstall Three Swords, or Bunderbust’s own Coriander Pilsner. There are cocktails too both alcoholic and non, and house chai. We just love it.