Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for an Indian lunch or dinner for two (up to $72 total value)
- $86 for an Indian lunch or dinner for four (up to $144 total value)
For each pair, the meal includes:
- Two appetizers (up to $10 value each)
- Two entrees (up to $23 value each)
- One order of bread (up to $6 value)
See the menu.
Brick Lane Curry House
Diners can’t simply order the Phaal curry at Brick Lane Curry House. Instead, the staff requires patrons to repeat a verbal disclaimer, which absolves the restaurant of any liability for "physical or emotional damage" caused by the curry's 10 intensely incendiary ingredients—including the infamous ghost chili pepper. These fiery components make it one of the spiciest curries in the world, the restaurant says. Diners who can withstand the heat and finish the entire serving earn a free beer and a certificate commemorating their victory alongside strong-willed diners including Adam Richman, the host of Man vs. Food.
Aside from this challenge, endurance is hardly required to enjoy a meal at Brick Lane. The curry shop takes its name from the London street famous for its Indian and Pakistani cuisine and the chefs forge a variety of British–influenced meals from regions throughout India. Beyond the Phaal, the menu features 10 other curries, which include everything from coconut and coriander to creamy, almond-based gravy and saffron. The chefs may not serve fish ‘n’ chips, but the tandoor-roasted kebabs and slow-cooked lentils represent the lesser-known, internationally inspired side of London comfort food.
The Midtown East location allows India's distinctive spices to influence more than just the menu—they also appear in the décor. Real curry powder and turmeric were used when painting the walls, lending warm orange and yellow hues to the restaurant. The long, narrow space only features one table in the center of the room, which seats between 16 and 18 people. This communal-dining environment encourages guests to share some elbow space and get to know their fellow patrons while enjoying their meals.