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Brick Lane Restaurant

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by Yumna Arif (subscribe)
I'm a lawyer who likes to write about our wonderful city instead of affidavits from time to time.
Published November 21st 2016
First dates don't have to be awkward anymore
Looking for a place that will impress your date and help break the ice at the same time?

Brick Lane is a brand new restaurant with the perfect combination of delicious fusion fare and a stylish small bar that creates a relaxed, fun and social ambience.

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Brick Lane is located at the enviable address of Stanley Street, Darlinghurst


Unconventional Subcontinental

East London's Brick Lane area is famous for its quirky art and delicious subcontinental food which British owners Kiran and Alistair loved so much, they brought it with them to Stanley Street, Darlinghurst.

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Well designed layout and seating at Brick Lane


Brick Lane pays a wonderful homage to the themes of Mumbai, Bollywood, street art and East London whilst also appeasing snobby socials and foodies eyeing out the best of Sydney's competitive culinary community. Dubbed as unconventional subcontinental, this venue is already a favourite within the Darlinghurst community.

Exemplary Service & Atmosphere

Despite being a busy and booked out weeknight, my husband and I were warmly greeted and attended to meticulously throughout the evening. Every table was full and the gentle hum of laughter and after work catch-ups balanced naturally with the up-beat but not overpowering musical ambience. The industrial style furnishings are softened by colourful abstract artworks and rosy lighting.

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Great ambience and mood for a romantic evening or a catch-up with friends or family


Fusion Feasting

Our entrée was a trout and ginger and green and cheese samosas. The pastry was beautifully thin and crispy and the fillings were generous and packed with flavour. These are not your average thick, doughy, greasy samosas but rather a delicate twist on an all-time favourite.

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Entree samosas at Brick Lane


Next were the scallops and kingfish with spring onions, avocado and a surprisingly crunchy squid ink topping. This was a light and refreshing ceviche-like dish with citrus undertones.

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The scallops and kingfish are part of the small eats menu.


For our main dish, we shared a Bannockburn fried chook. If the colours in the presentation do not excite you then wait until you start using your hands to eat. There are of course no rules to your eating methodology. I'm a one-of-everything kind of person so I made sure there was a piece of paratha, chicken, some cauliflower and cucumber pickle and a dash of vindaloo hot sauce in every bite. My husband is more of a one-at-a-timer so he swapped between utensils and hands as he pleased.

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Bannockburn fried chook is a colourful, playful and tasty dish


For desert, we chose the coconut and rock melon snowballs. These taste just like they sound. Smooth and delicate balls of sorbet that are full of flavour yet light and refreshing. The texture and flavour combination could not have been more perfect.

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Coconut and rock melon snowballs with hints of rosewater


After dinner, head over to the bar and try drinks like Bombay Star, Mahatma Sunnies and Hot Headed Hindi.

Brick Lane in Sydney's trendy and centrally located neighborhood of Darlinghurst
Brick Lane includes a small tucked away bar which is great for single schmoozing or to transition your night from dinner to drinks


We cannot wait to come back and try other items from the enticing menu such as calamari bhajis, garam masala pork shoulder, chai brulee and banana tapioca to name a few. As with all Indian inspired cuisine, Brick Lane's menu includes a generous number of vegetarian dishes.

This venue is also open for lunch and would be a great place to take friends or colleagues.
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Why? Stylish and playful new restaurant in Darlinghurst
When: Lunch or Dinner
Phone: 02 8964 9318
Where: 75 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW
Cost: Meals are designed to be shared - on ave. $25-35pp
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Welcome to Weekend Notes, Yumna!
by Elaine (score: 3|6766) 1093 days ago
Great article!
by Jay Johnson (score: 3|1368) 1093 days ago
This sounds delicious, keen to try it out!
by Karli Sample (score: 2|123) 1092 days ago
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