Double Bay has welcomed a breezy, buzzing new restaurant, Brick Lane, which pools the talents of Scott Robertson (Goodbar), chef Drew Bolton (Vine Double Bay), cocktail maestro Jason Crawley, and creative director Alex Zabotto-Bentley (Kittyhawk, Butter, Seadeck).
Featuring a New York-inspired dining room and a sunny terrace from AZB Creative, a place we're envisioning as the backdrop to many a weekend Bloody Mary over summer, Brick Lane is equal parts laidback and upmarket. Bolton's menu is casual, yet considered, running from smart drinking snacks (wagyu bresaola pretzel, anyone?) to a range of grass-fed steaks, handpicked from Kyle Farm in Young. You'll spy a similar commitment to quality protein in an assortment of specialty burgers and hotdogs. The Haute Dog teams a Toulouse pork snag with dijonnaise, gruyere, and pickled jalapeno, while a wagyu burger comes loaded with talleggio, bacon, and caramelised onion.
Backing up the kitchen's offering is Crawley's range of clever signature cocktails, and a snappy wine list that's sure to inspire after-work visits aplenty.