Brick Lane

4.5
198 reviews
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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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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!

AH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food & fantastic service. Highly recommend.

AK
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

A
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

NS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, great staff

TM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delicious surprise! Great food and service one to go back time and again to. Great for two or a group

I
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great place for dinner with a group of friends especially with their set menu - the prices including drinks is great value when dining with a group. Although we didn't try the set menu since there was only 2 of us but the food was exceptional. It came out reasonably quickly but gave you enough time between courses to chat and drink - even though the place was extremely busy for a Friday evening - we never felt rushed. A few of the standout dishes included the duck and pumpkin small bites and the pork curry - its a dry curry best enjoyed with the roti and really delicious. The service was friendly and efficient considering the place was fully booked and there were several large groups to cater too. Definitely recommend and looking to coming back to try other dishes.

BT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, and great staff and atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

KR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for a double anniversary with our friends, we had a great time, food was excellent and the service was outstanding will definitely go back

JR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restuarant with lively atmosphere, great food and really good service

OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

They say that they have modernised Indian food but seemed to me that that the chef think Indian food means adding a pot load of red chillies.. don’t try this if you want it to burn the next day!!

CP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose their $60 lunchtime feast (includes bottomless beer and wine, and a free cocktail)- which was amazing value for money. We had an awesome time and looking forward to going back!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday date so amazing

AB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service especially when we asked to be moved as a table of ten woman arrived next to mine and we couldn’t hear ourselves think let alone talk .. we were moved promptly without any fuss

JC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

For an all you can drink feast we went in with low expectations, as is often the case. However we were pleasantly surprised! The service was really good, our drinks were topped up throughout the night (we were there from 845-10pm) and the food was great, we left with no spare room in our tummies. Would recommend to friends. Thanks again Brick Lane!!!

M
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Extreme tasty food, full of flavour and some interesting combinations to try. The portions were a bit small but great quality. Great service they looked after us well on what was a busy night. Great surroundings, overall a fantastic experience.

TC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place, interesting food. Staff were fantastic, explained the menu, kept on top of the food service. Got a bit noisy for us. Would go back.

Z
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pros: Great staff, with friendly service. All entrees delicious & really good lactose free options. Fantastic value, the bottomless drinks were offered and served efficiently. The selection of entree dishes was pleasingly varied and tasty.
Cons: Cocktails in $60 menu very poor quality & replacement for shellfish allergy very disappointing. Main dishes very ordinary as were the desserts.
Overall: Totally value for money.

WP
N. Ireland
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant and the staff food is great some is spicy but great variety. I have been here a few times and drive over an hour to get there. We do the $60 feast so we get to try everything absolutely love it

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