A slice of London has come to Sydney in the form of delicious Indian fusion food at Darlinghurst restaurant, Brick Lane. British-born owners Kiran Bains and Alistair French were inspired by famous East London street, Brick Lane, which is known equally for their delicious Indian food as they are for their street art and celebration of all things unconventional.
The menu is a contemporary take on the delicious spices from the Indian Subcontinent – think flavours of India, in non-Indian dishes. You get it? Like spice rubbed kingfish with turmeric potatoes, garlic chives and pomegranate vinaigrette and sticky beef short rib salad with mango, papaya, puffed rice, snow peas and coriander. Don’t be alarmed though, because your favourites, roti, pappadums, parathas and fruit pickled haven’t been forgotten.
The bar has many options in the Australian wine department and the cocktail list features Indian-themed cocktails like the Hot Headed Hindi (dark rum, coconut syrup, lime juice and a dash of Tabasco) along with four takes on a G&T, nodding to the English influence of the restaurant.
The decor is all exposed brick, striking street art and well-stocked bar (not strictly decor, but still important), so you may just feel like you’ve walked all the way to the motherland.
If you weren't already sold on this place, then you're about to be. Until 11 February, they're throwing an epic eight-course degustation that fits into your 2018 budget (yes we're serious). You'll only have to fork out $50 to score this feast and it'll involve everything from kingfish ceviche to eggplant curry, and it's even got bottomless wine and beer. Yeah, you read right. Book here.
Image credit: Brick Lane