One word review, please
Well, that’s decisive, at least … care to expand?
Well, there are few things in life more certain than being disappointed by an over-hyped, over-played and over-done restaurant. It happens all the time – a new place opens, everybody gets all excited about it, but it turns out to be just OK … not bad, not good, just OK, the sort of place that I just can’t bring myself to write about because it’s so, well, dull.
Bundobust is not one of those place.
Not one bit.
It has had an awful lot of hype, though …
It has indeed, and it’s easy to see why.
This is a joint venture between the good people behind Prashad, late of Bradford, lately not quite of Bradford (that still hurts. Drighlington? Pffft) and the equally good people behind The Sparrow, a proper beer bar in the centre of Bradford that I privately gave five minutes before collapse, but which I’m extremely pleased to say is absolutely superb, and thriving.
Both businesses have carved solid and sustainable niches, both doing their thing in a first-rate fashion, and their coming together in a joint enterprise like this in the middle of Leeds was always going to attract a little bit of attention.
OK, that’s understandable, but it’s neither a bar nor a restaurant … what, exactly, is it?
It’s definitely a bar, and it’s not quite a restaurant, but you’ll eat very well. More…