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Announced: Bundobust’s Desi Christmas Drinks and Dishes
Via Rachael for Bundobust
It’s Bundobust Birmingham’s first Christmas in the city and the first chance for Brummies to get their mitts on Bundobust’s iconic festive dishes and joyously merry drinks. Bundobust’s festive menus have gained legendary status in the North and this year Birmingham residents and visitors get the chance to share in the celebrations.
Offering festive feasts for groups of all sizes, Bundobust Birmingham will be serving up special Christmas dishes – think Sprout Bhajis, Biriyani Balls and Mince Pie Paratha to name a few alongside a festive drinks selection featuring retro Christmas cocktails, chai spiced mulled wine, and brand-new beers fresh from the tanks at Bundobust Brewery.
Bundobust’s food is designed for sharing and is perfect for groups looking to fill their table with minimum effort. No set menus and endless round robins for pre-orders here! Bundobust combos feature the festive dishes alongside all your classic Bundo faves and can easily accommodate parties of up to fifty guests.
Eagerly awaited by fans, Bundobust’s festive menus have now landed in Birmingham and will be available until 31st December 2023, showcasing Bundo’s creative and playful twists on festive classics.
Bundobust’s team of first-rate chefs are adding a dash of spice to the festive season with their playful twists on classic dishes: Their Mince Pie Paratha fuses the Gujarati custom of mixing sweet and savoury flavours with the classic English festive treat.
The handmade paratha are stuffed with sultanas, raisins, cinnamon, clove, start anise and coconut before being cooked on a traditional tawa. Whether you choose to dip it in curry or have as something sweet on the side, it’s a festive showstopper. For a perfect pairing, order a pint of Bundobust Brewery’s winter wheat beer, Dunkel Dhoop on the side.
Sprout Bhajis, a Bundobust festive staple, have developed something of a cult-like fanbase in the North. Bundo’s Bhajis get a festive makeover combining crispy onion with sprouts and broccoli, all spiked with fennel and chilli. Fried until perfectly crispy and served with a spiced cranberry chutney, Bundobust’s Sprout Bhajis have been winning over sprout haters since 2014.
But wait, there’s more! Bundobust couldn’t have Sprout Bhajis without treating you to the Sprout Bhaji Butty. An original staff menu hack, this dish sees a crispy sprout bhaji patty dressed with spiced cranberry and green chutneys, nestled with salad in a vegan brioche. This festive period Bundobust will be donating £1 from every Sprout Bhaji Butty sold to #CookforUkraine.
No celebration is complete without Biryani, and Christmas at Bundobust is no different. Bundobust’s Biryani Balls were a favourite from their first-ever menu and have been rebooted for the festive season.
These celebratory Rice Balls are spiced with mint, saffron, ginger and rose before being fried to a perfectly crisp crunch. Served with a rich tomato sauce and topped with crispy onions, it’s a party on your palate.
After a day of battling city crowds for half-price toasters, cozy up with a pot of Festive Dhal and Rice. This warming, earthy lentil curry is smoked and spiced with black cardamom, clove and cinnamon. Try it with a pint of Chaitro nitro stout and follow it up with a boozy chai for the ultimate festive experience.
Dive into the world of desserts with a twist on British comfort food. Sour Cherry Kheer will warm the coldest of cockles this winter. Creamy rice pudding is flavoured with cardamom and nuts, served with a sour cherry and rose gulkhand and a crunchy pistachio, sesame and poppy seed chikki.
For those fancying something cooler, Bundobust’s Christmas Kulfi gives a festive makeover to a classic ice cream treat, spiced with nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon and orange peel.
And for the ultimate festive feast, Bundobust’s specials can be found on the Bundo Combo set menus, making ordering for a group a breeze.
Bundobust’s bartenders have dusted off their cocktail bibles and paid homage to retro Christmas classics with their festive drinks lineup. The line up includes: The Bundo Snowball, a decadently smooth Sloe Gin Sour, Bundo’s take on a Grasshopper – think After Eight in a glass – and an alcohol-free Ginger Tom.
Bundobust Brewery’s head brewer, Dan Hocking, has brewed Dunkel Dhoop for the winter season. This German-inspired beer features rich dark malts, banana sweetness and a wintery clove spice.
The taps will also feature the newest addition to Bundobust’s core range, Python. This premium lager is to be a permanent fixture on the tap, finding the sweet spot between the smoothness of an ale and the refreshment of a lager. The new ‘go-to’ beer to pair with Bundobust food.
How to book
Bookings are available now for groups of up to fifty guests. Walk-ins for smaller parties are always welcome, but larger groups are advised to book in advance.
Booking information can be found at bundobust.com/christmas.
Warmly welcoming to all, Bundobust’s Christmas Food and Drink specials are available until 31st December 2023 at Bundobust Birmingham. Kitchen Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: Noon to 9.30pm, Friday and Saturday: Noon to 10pm and Sunday: Noon to 8pm (Bar open for at least 1 hour after the kitchen has closed.)
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Bundobust Birmingham is at 38 Bennetts Hill Birmingham B3 2AA