London, Transplanted: The worker bees of Admiralty are no doubt familiar with BRICK LANE, the British-inspired restaurant known for its signature all-day breakfasts and solid cocktail options.
Look & Feel: Situated at Citic Tower, BRICK LANE feels a little bit out of the way — but we’re sure it’s a godsend in a neighborhood like Admiralty, where dining options are limited and steer towards the pricy side. A sun-drenched dining area is decked out in homey decor, complete with a bike mounted on the wall. There’s a large terrace perfect for after-work drinks, or special events.
On the Menu: You’d better come hungry, because there are some big portions to be had here. There are multiple all-day breakfast options, including the Brick Lane Combo ($168), a whopping dish that includes three eggs, bacon, baked beans, black pudding, cheese, corned beef, ham, hash brown, portobello mushrooms, sausage, smoked salmon, vine tomato, Yorkshire pudding and finally, toast. Got a sweet tooth? Go for the skillet pancakes (from $88) instead.
Service: There’s a good server-to-diner ratio, which means guaranteed quick service.
Jeng: We love the eggs royale ($98), a heaving dish that comes with fresh, thick slices of smoked salmon and two perfectly poached eggs, dripping in Hollandaise sauce. Go baller with toppings like black truffle paste ($20) or even caviar ($40). Or, save space for the flavorsome seared tuna steak ($269), bursting with umami.
Not So Jeng: While the dishes are all pretty awesome, nothing on the menu is totally out of the ordinary — so don’t expect super out-there creations.
Great For: Workday lunch, a lazy weekend afternoon.
FYI: BRICK LANE’s original outlet is located in Tsim Sha Tsui.
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