Welcome to Brick Lane
The inclusion of “Gallery” in the restaurant title piqued my interest. I traveled on the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong to investigate. When visiting, don’t be fooled by the Minden “Avenue” address, it’s actually an elusive and narrow laneway. Thanks to the exhibition below mentioned, this spot made it onto our list of cool places to visit.
Brick Lane Gallery opened in 2011 by three bankers. They missed western food and in particular the opportunity for All Day Breakfast. They searched Hong Kong for Eggs Benedict only to be disappointed by what was on offer.
These English gents were fond of Brick Lane in East London.
The restaurant features a painted white “ghost” bicycle fixture and interesting typography adorns the walls. A groovy interior but nothing that would stand out amongst the wonders of Hong Kong restaurant culture. It is the exhibition space that lifts Brick Lane Gallery to one of our cool places to visit.
True to its name the cafe dedicates wall space to works by local Artists. I was delighted to view an exhibition by Mexican born, now Hong Kong resident, Ane
I met friends for lunch (and in case you’re wondering) ordered nachos and chicken pesto flatbread. The food and service is mediocre at best. We did enjoy the environment and all agreed we would visit again to view future exhibitions.
BRICK LANE Gallery
G/F, 17 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Sun – Thu: 09.00 – 00.00
Fri – Sat: 09.00 – 00.30