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Bundobust to celebrate Diwali with Hockley Social Club
Via Rachael for Bundobust Birmingham
On Sunday 12th November from Noon to 10pm, Hockley Social Club and Bundobust Birmingham are teaming up to celebrate Diwali.
Guests can expect an eclectic line-up of entertainment and activity, bringing together a diverse mix of artists from different traditions with with celebrations are open to all, a full day of food, drink and fun curated to cater to guests of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds.
From Noon to 3pm, it’s a slightly more family-focused affair, with DJs, traditional Dhol performances, and free Henna from a local Mehndi artist. Then from 3pm to 9pm, things will turn up a notch with an Indian-inspired live music performance from Hockley regulars, Shanty Town.
The party will be fuelled by food from Bundobust and two of Hockley Social’s much-loved traders, Dai Pai Dong and Greidy’s Wings and Strips. Bundobust will be taking over two kitchens to bring revellers a line-up of Gujarati street food – expect restaurant favourites, including Vada Pav, Bhajis, Okra Fries, and Chole. Dai Pai Dong by Dan Lee will be serving up their South East Asian-inspired street food – think Szechuan Lamb Flatbread, Hainanese Chicken Rice and Char Siu Bao – while Greidy’s will be on hand with their iconic wings, strips and fries. Keep your eyes peeled for Diwali specials and mithai too.
Hockley Social’s bar team will be keeping the drinks flowing all day. Expect their usual epic drinks selection at the main bar, plus cocktails in their on-site speakeasy: Tax Reasons, and coffees, teas and more boozy libations in Café Artum. Bundobust will also be bringing beer fresh from their Manchester brewery, alongside a short selection of cocktails, and have enlisted the help of their friends at Grain and Glass to offer afternoon whisky tastings.
Tickets are £2 on the door and do not need to be pre-booked. All are welcome. Celebrations take place at Hockley Social Club, 60 Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3LU.
At Bundobust Birmingham
Bundobust Birmingham will also be extending the Diwali celebrations, with delicious special dishes available in the restaurant from until Sunday 13th November, covering 13 days of Diwali, and many excuses to gather friends and family to celebrate.
First up on the specials menu is Fafda and Jalebi (£6.50) – this sweet and savoury snack platter includes crispy carom seed and black pepper Fafda and deep-fried, syrup-drenched spirals of Jalebi. This salty-sweet snack combo comes with Marcha pickle, Cobis dry-fry and mint chutney.
Next up is a very special Samosa (£5.50) – deep-fried papri pastry pyramids stuffed with mixed vegetable masala, served with mint and imli chutney.
Chaat fans will find much to love in the Chaat Deluxe (£7) -smashed vegetable samosas with fresh onion, tomato, crispy chickpeas and sev, with mint, imli and sweet yoghurt chutneys. This is Chaat turned up to 11, and comes with a bonus side of good will – for every portion sold, £1 is donated to Milap, the UK’s leading Indian arts and culture company, which champions South Asian culture through performance, training and development.
Finally, for the sweet-toothed, is the Halwa Puri (£5.50) – this traditional Indian sweet is made with ground lentils cooked into a sticky, fudgy texture with ghee, milk, saffron and cardamom, and served with savoury puris.
All specials are available at Bundobust Birmingham, 38 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B3 2AA. Walk-ins welcome, but bookings can be made at: bundobust.com/locations/birmingham