brick lane curry house
Brick Lane is nothing special. The food is mediocre and the prices are much more than the rest of the places on that block. What you are paying for is style -- they are trying to be the hip Indian place on Indian Row. If that's you're thing, give it a go.
They offer a ridiculously hot entree which if you finish, you get your name on the wall of fame. Sounds more like a game show more than a restuarant to me.
Setting is limited. Service is mediocre. Waitress dropped one of the two pieces of our popadum on the floor and did not bring out more.
I haven't, but when I posted about my trip to Pongal the other day (see mssg board) I asked about Brick Lane and epicure-us had this to say:
"Brick Lane was disappointing when I ate there about 6 weeks ago. It didn't help that the take-out menu hyped the vegies as being from 'local farmers.' False advertising like that is extremely offensive IMO. No appology was offered. I'm getting angry just thinking about it. The room, as you've probably seen already is very cute though. The manager is fairly charming. It's more expensive than the other places on the block though still not an expensive night out. I might even give them a try again if I hear things have improved. My vegies were lackluster, clearly from 'frozen' for the most part without much variety and the dose of sauce was too heavy. For all the warnings about the vindaloo and the one after (even hotter supposedly), the madras offered little heat-wise."
I hope that doesn't count as plagerism - I cited my reference!
Good luck, and let us know if you try it despite this report - it's always good to "take one for the team" to make sure we get enough perspective on a place, rather than trusting one poster's opinion (even one as detailed and sophisticated as e-us's). How many times have you gone somewhere after hearing how great it is only to realize that it was one person's opinion - that one hound's ferrari is another hound's edsel.