Two award-winning Bradford hospitality businesses have joined forces to launch a craft beer bar serving Indian street food in Leeds city centre.
Bundobust is a partnership between Bradford’s Sparrow Bier Cafe and Drighlington’s Prashad vegetarian restaurant.
The new bar is based in premises in Mill Hill, whose owners Metsmatics were advised on the letting by Simon Mydlowski, a partner in the Bradford commercial property team of law firm Gordons.
Bundobust’s launch follows the Sparrow and Prashad making a series of joint appearances at curry and beer-tasting events last year, including the Leeds International Beer Festival and Leeds Cultural Curry Festival.
Based in Bradford’s North Parade, the Sparrow opened in May 2011 and is run by Mark Husak, a former music promoter and teacher, and Les Hall, a former lawyer. The venture won the Campaign for Real Ale’s Bradford pub of the year accolade in 2012 and is featured in the Good Beer Guide.
Prashad was opened by the parents of current owner Bobby Patel more than 20 years ago and now operates a 60-plus seat restaurant. It was a finalist on Channel 4’s Ramsay’s Best Restaurant in 2010 and has featured in the Michelin and Good Food guides.
Metsmatics partner Michael Allen, said: “In this case, Simon not only brought us and the tenants together but persisted throughout what turned out to be a lengthy and complex process, ensuring all the arrangements were concluded as we’d envisaged.”
Mr Mydlowski added: “It was a pleasure to help Michael with the lease. He’s no stranger to the hospitality sector himself, being a founder of Ilkley’s Wharfedale Brewery, which recently opened the Flying Duck pub in the centre of that town.
“It’s great to see Bundobust come to fruition and everyone at Gordons wishes the Sparrow and Prashad the very best with their new and innovative venture.”