There’s a revival going on in the laneways of Double Bay with new eateries like Brick Lane popping up behind the main dining strip.
We were guided in by the soft twinkling lights outside Brick Lane and the breezy, casual vibes of the interior were a nice backdrop for us to enjoy their modern Australian menu with international influences.
We started off with a Flat Iron Steak Taco from their snacks menu, which features one of my favourite cuts of beef, served with a roast tomato salsa and an addictive confit garlic aioli.
Flat Iron Steak Taco, $8
Next up, we had the refreshing King Salmon Poke Salad which brought us back to when we first had this summery dish in Hawaii. Cubes of fresh, raw salmon are tossed through with a delicious toasted sesame mayo and served with salty strips of wakame, cucumber, warm rice and a neatly cut row of avocado to complete this light meal that leaves you feeling satisfied, but not heavy.
King Salmon Poke Salad, $20
For something more substantial, we went for the classic Steak Frites which featured tender sliced steak served with a luxe touch of actual black truffle shavings on top of the fries (if you ask for that option).
Steak Frites, $24 (plus extra for truffle fries)
To finish off our meal on a sweet note, we had the decadent Banoffee Pie which layered dollops of cream over sticky toffee, fresh banana slices and crunchy walnuts all on top of a crisp tart base.
Banoffee Pie, $12
Brick Lane is one of those eateries that you can keep going back to for a casual meal done well – the relaxed ambience goes well with the crowd pleasing flavours on their menu and makes it a great spot for a catch-up meal or easy date night at a price point that won’t break the bank.
Excuse Me Waiter dined as guests of Brick Lane