Another British Indian for me this week ….
In case your were wondering why I have been visiting so many Restaurants that serve British Indian food of late, its because from the 7th of October in the UK it is National Curry Week. A week where fellow Britain’s celebrate its favourite adopted cuisine, the Great British Curry. I realised that Brick Lane was on my doorstep but I hadn’t paid them a visit, so I grabbed a pal and we headed over to see what they had to offer.
The outlet itself is small and really is just a hub for their take-away/delivery business, but I don’t like writing reviews on delivery so we grabbed a table. I wasted no time introducing myself to Dabs, one of the Partners in the business where we happily discussed British Indian food and other outlets who serve similar food. One of the best things I enjoy about the outlets I choose to visit is that I often get to meet the people behind the scenes. The people with the passion to bring us the food they love.
The menu is great, loads of choice with a great selection of starters, tandoori dishes, traditional classics, some great hot classic dishes and of course biryani. There is a good selection of rice and naan breads. The menu has those favourites from the UK, the dishes we adopted to suit our tastes, two of my favourites being chicken tikka masala and butter chicken. You can’t beat a good onion bhaji and that is where we started our meal. We ordered just one portion to share and four pieces of bhaji arrived, cooked to perfection crispy outside, moist on the inside.
For our main courses we ordered the chicken tikka masala (most popular dish on their menu) and a lamb rogan josh, along with a portion of steamed rice and a garlic naan bread. The chicken tikka masala was unbelievably good, really rich but not too rich, with a touch of cream and a hint of almond powder, they have got this dish spot on. The lamb rogan josh was really good, much stronger flavour than the masala with a rich tomato/onion base with beautifully tender lamb pieces.
I know that we all have busy lives and that delivery is often the only option that many of us choose for trying this kind of food. Do yourself a favour once in a while and visit the outlet, not just to meet the men behind the scenes but to experience the food served freshly to your table. You can’t beat a piping hot naan straight from the oven! For those of you who are interested, total spend at the outlet was 127 dhs.
Brick Lane are located in City House, Al Barsha 1 (Behind Sharaf DG Metro Station), you can find their menu here, you can call them on 04 399 6786. Next week I shall be publishing a round of British Indian Restaurants that I have managed to visit in recent months to celebrate, National Curry Week. If you have enjoyed this review don’t forget to like my Facebook page and sign up to receive my newsletters, thank you