Brick Lane Stanley Street[Invite] Stanley Street continues to re-energise with an array of new bars and eateries opening. There’s plenty of cuisines on offer; italian, malaysian, american, japanese and Brick Lane then is the one that’s the Indian one. But what Brick Lane does, is fusion eats – an experimental contemporary indian menu that is really quite interesting and features eats that diners wouldn’t normally associate with the subcontinent. Ceviches? Pork Belly? Yes, its here on their clever menu.
Samsosas (duck & quail) from Brick Lane is a really tasty little starter with crispy pastry and a delicious filling. It came with a dipping sauce but we didn’t even bother as these were great without.
Naan-Mi Brick lane’s purported bastardisation (their words not ours) of the bahn-mi is very nice, with great flavours and lovely roasted pork belly in there. You wouldn’t think to pair yogurt with pork belly but here it works.A trio across their lighter bites menu selection. Yes, its still very much in the modern indian food with smart tasty bites that deliver a suprising array of flavours. Ceviche dish is light and fresh with creamy flavours of young coconut and avocado. Their Ducking Awesome is perfectly cooked portions of duck sitting on a lightly savoury cashew korma which complements the slight gaminess of the duck quite well. King Prawns Curry Leaf is a melange of prawn, coconut curry you liberate from the shells; wrap up and pop in your mouth with gusto. More please. Mains served with rice – shareable and ample and priced well – both the Lamb shoulder and Spice Rubbed Tuna delivered with interesting zesty flavours. The lamb shoulder falls apart, and the use of deep fried curry leaves in the dish adds that familiar smell of Indian cuisine. Tuna is seared with a nice aromatic crust of fennel and cumin and served medium. Brick Lane also does a few cocktails and there’s a fair selection of gin and tonics here.
Brick Lane was interesting with an eclectic mix of food that wore its “unconventional subcontinental” tag well. The flavours were at once familiar but not; there’s no atypical curries but an array of clever interesting food. Samosas were incredible. Having dined of late in Stanley Street, this is one of our favourite new additions. Well priced modern Indian. Brick Lane also has some competitively priced lunch offerings worth a check in for; their $25pp offering is a killer deal. Our littlest quibble though is that we would have loved some spice and heat in the foods.
Brick Lane Stanley Street