Bundobust, renowned for Indian street food and craft beer, has launched an online beer bottle shop, Patel’s Off Licence, named after co-founder Mayur.
The bottle shop was considered a great way to sell Bundobust’s existing stock and generate some income whilst their eateries are closed. Mayur and business partner Marko Husak were delighted, however, to have to re-stock with fresh beers after only 2 hours of trading!
As a result of the customer response, the Off Licence will remain online indefinitely, offering regularly changing beers from Northern Monk, Cloudwater, Marble, Kirkstall and North. Pale ales, lagers and experimental beers are available, as well as the prospect of Bundobust’s limited edition collaboration beers, which are currently being brewed.
Marko Husak said “We have been selling takeout beer at Bundobust as Patel’s Off Licence for the last couple of years, but seeing as the customers can’t come to us, we thought we’d go to them. We thought the bottle shop would be a good way to sell existing stock, generate a bit of income and most importantly to connect to our customer base. We were so overwhelmed by the demand from our trial day, with most beers selling out within hours, that we needed to restock quickly.
We now plan to keep Patel’s Off Licence going permanently. We’re throwing in some little extras as a thank-you for your support. Spend £40 to get a free pint of Bombay Dazzler*, £50 for a free Dahl & Rice, and £60 for a free Lunch Express – all redeemable when we re-open.”
Shipping is to all the UK and will be via DPD or Royal Mail.
*Bundobust have regularly collaborated with world-renowned brewers, and their house beer, a cardamom-infused Witbier called Bombay Dazzler, has been brewed in collaboration with award-winning Leeds brewers Northern Monk. Their menu, lauded by critics such as Jay Rayner, consists of traditional Indian street foods with an emphasis on their Gujarati heritage. All food is vegetarian, with many vegan options available too.
Photograph provided by Chapter 81.