Brick Lane

4.5
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$40 and under
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Indian
Brick Lane is a hip Indian eatery bringing the lighter, fresher side of Indian cuisine to Sydney. Experimental in its approach, the dishes at Brick Lane are inspired by India but dished up with a modern, inventive twist. Make sure you check out the drinks list too, where you’ll find killer cocktails, specialty gin & tonics and an extensive wine list. Nestled in an old terrace house with exposed brick walls and lit by the warm tones of red neon, the atmosphere is casual and easy going with a focus on quick friendly service, good tunes and fun times.
What 212 People Are Saying
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JK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the ‘Pimp my Feast’ dinner at Brick Lane! Welcome cocktail was tasty, food was delicious and interesting. My gluten free friend was well catered for. Service was really friendly and it was incredible value! Couldn’t ask for more. Will recommend and will be back!

BM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and delicious food at a very reasonable price, especially for the banquet menu.

JP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How have I only just found out about this place? Food is sensational. Flavorsome is an understatement. The explanation from our waitress Kieran (turns out to be the owner) of every dish was simple, helpful and showed her passion for her business and food.

Do yourself a favor, get yourself in there. Definitely now on my favorite places to eat in Sydney list.

J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Banquet was excellent and great value for money!! Great service too.

VI
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for groups, value for money and fantastic food.

CC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, casual friendly vibe, super tasty - we'll be back!

GR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Wow, where do I start?
1. The entire "bottomless feast" was so misleading! When I booked, I was MISLED to understand that we would be served wine and beer for 2 hours. Only after we were rudely cut off by incompetent serving staff after 1hr 30 mins was I told that the SITTING was for 2 hours and the "bottomless" drinks was for 1hrs 30 mins.
2. The serving staff were incompetent. My friends and I had to wait between 10-15 minutes before we could be served.
3. If not for the great quality of the food, we would have left immediately.
If you're looking for a great night out, with "bottomless" drinks with a group of friends, don't go here!

VM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Awesome service and a beautiful ambiance

OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and good value! Some cocktails are pretty good too!

B
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and value for money with the 'pimp my feast' option.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch with a couple of work colleagues. Great service, great food and ok busy Stanley St where there’s plenty about. Will definitely be back.

AS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food for great value I’ll certainly be back

EE
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We loved the food and the value for money. Our waitress was so friendly and our bottomless wine was constantly full. We will definitely be back!

GM
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, value, and staff. Will be back for sure!

F
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

The food was decent and the service was pretty good. Some of the food was over priced and overall despite eating 6 different dishes they all tasted a bit the same.

MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Decent food without being exceptional. Feast with bottomless beer and wine was generous and excellent value for money.

A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are really attentive and food was really good. The banquet is great value for money.

KH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really fun night made even better by the lovely staff. Went for the $55.00 banquet option with the $5.00 addition for the Roti. Eight courses of interesting, delicious and plentiful food with never ending and very generous top ups of quality red wine.
Definitely recommend and definitely will return.

LP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - all girls exceptionally lovely
Food amazing - wil definitely be back!
Excellent for a celebration or catch up

MQ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding most friendly n down to earth service. Well through through food. Good vibe and great value w the bottomless drinks! Will highly recommend.

SF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard about Brick Lane from some friends and I definitely wasn’t disappointed! Service and wine menu was great and enjoyed the mixture of dishes.

ML
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great venue and food was good. Very disappointed to be penalised by a surcharge on the bill for being a vegetarian. Meat is more expensive than vegetables and Indian food is known to promote vegetarian food. Also way to make your customers feel like a chore!

Brick Lane
Responded on September 2, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear you left feeling penalised for being a veggo. That's certainly not our intention at all and i feel dreadful that this was the outcome! The very brief explanation for why we charge $3 for menu adjustments (vegan, veggo, GF or DF) on our $55 Bottomless Set Menu is because we make so little profit at this price point. Menu adjustments add labour and are more expensive as they are made in smaller quantities. I'd love to explain in more depth but OT have a small word count!

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AH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Brick lane takes all the fun out of going out for dinner.
Strange pricing model with a "feast" that leaves you hungry, unlimited beer that the manager/owner doesn't like and options for "pimping" your feast which sounds strange and also isnt appealing. You can upgrade your beers and pay the difference which according to the menu is $1 but according to your bill at the end is $3.
Everything actually costs an extra $3 including roti with curries.
Then there's the food with exciting little additions like pate in the pork belly dish which just doesn't work.
Portions are small, when you ask for chilli on the side it either doesn't come at all or you are offered 28 varieties of Sambal which is over complicated and you most likely see that on your bill too.

When we were asked if we were still hungry we were told that's all there is. I would think for $55 the restaurant could afford to throw us 1 more curry with rice to make sure we leave happy.

Service is obnoxious and patronising.

Won't be back or recommend.

Brick Lane
Responded on July 15, 2019

Hi Adam, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy you visit to Brick Lane and i'm gutted you didn't mention any of this to me on the night, giving me an opportunity to address your disappointment! Opentable only give us 500 characters to respond so I have no opportunity here to explain our product, pricing, offering or my taste in beer! If someone was rude, please let me know who that was so I can address it immediately! As for more curry, all you had to do was ask and i would have happily given you more :-)

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BC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and service. Food not too bad. Recommended particularly for those who are young at heart and don’t mind some spice in their dining experience

KT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The friendly staff, excellent ambiance and delicious food make Brick Lane a must try.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & fantastic service. Highly recommend.

AK
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$29 feast is a bargain. So much food and so delicious!!!

BS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and super friendly staff. Really enjoyable place for date night! We will definitely be back!

SN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service and value for money. Will be back again!

J
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great package deal,food was great and different.
Service was good.
Great place for large groups

A
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was lovely - bottomless feast was so worth the money and the wine was really yummy!

PK
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for dinner fairly early prior to going to a gig. Highly recommend the feast menu - everything was delicious and it's great value with drinks included as well.

JL
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great with a very chill vibe. Would go again.

TC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very tasty. Good value.

Service was friendly and very helpful.

Ambience is is really very good and adds to the food experience.

My only issue is the volume of the "back ground" music. While it is good music and suits the "underground" ambience mood being set, it is a bit loud.

Makes talking to partners and friends become a shouting match.

AB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The issue I find here is the noise level is high but the management can’t exactly do anything about that with everyone having fun. You just can’t talk to your partner very easily

TH
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a issue with the booking (Not the restruants fualt) and the staff doing a amazing job to accommodate us. We couldnt have asked for a better experience food was spot on and the service was amazing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,’great service and great value for money.

NS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and friendly staff. Food was fantastic. They accommodated our dietaries and explained the dishes well. Would highly recommend!

TS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome food! Great staff! Will definitely be back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great staff