I love all those happy, smiling chickens on the shop signs, like they're cheerfully inviting you to come and eat them.
This is now the accepted wisdom re Brick Lane, wit the result that most in-the-know (incl me) go to Tayyab or somewhere instead. Is it suffering from inverted snobbery? I've had mixed experiences there.
Inner circle probably has 'modern indian' type michelin starred places as well as cheap nasty takeaways, although I guess that's not really part of the takeaway equation.