Brickhouse is located inside a tiny alley sandwiched between two buildings along D'Aguilar Street. There are no giant neon signs pointing you their way and the only clue that you'll get is the myriad of people hanging around inside a dark alley. Go right in, it's safe.
They don't take reservations and there's a maximum dining time of an hour and half. This place is always jam-packed and unless you're willing to wait two hours for a table, I suggest coming here as soon as they open (which is exactly what we did last Saturday).
In spite of the dining time limit, the ambiance seemed relaxed and people looked chilled out and none seemed to be in any hurry to finish their meals.
We ordered four dishes, all of which were delicious.
We had the chips and salsas:
Chips and Salsa
and the octopus tostadas - this was my favourite dish of the night. They did not scrimp on the octopus which were also perfectly cooked; it was tasty and very filling:
we also took side avocados which were lightly sprinkled with rock salt. We drizzled some fresh lime juice over the avocados before devouring them and they were just perfect:
and finally, the taco platter. This consisted of five different taco fillings, all of which were distinctly flavoured so you don't get the feeling of eating the same thing again.
Perfectly paired with all these dishes is the house margarita:
Gotta love places that have original artwork decorating their walls:
As busy as the whole place was that night, the staff managed to maintain friendly and accommodating; the service was both fast and efficient. And although we went slightly over the hour and a half dining limit, nobody asked us to leave.
I'll definitely keep coming back to this place (assuming of course that I can keep getting a table).
Octopus Tostada,Taco Platter
Date of Visit: Mar 23, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately HKD350(Dinner)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4