We have a conspiracy theory.
After careful, balanced consideration of all the facts, we have been forced to conclude that hairy ’70s rock band 10cc are definitely, 100% guaranteeably time-travellers.
How else could they possibly have captured the sentiments of hundreds – nay, thousands – of Londoners when they sang “I don’t like cricket, oh no – I love it” – undoubtedly referring to contemporary Indian restaurant Kricket, that’s been delighting patrons since 2015?
Well, as a result of this ardent affection both past and present, Kricket has listened to the voice of the people and officially expanded from its first home in Brixton, to a second, brand-spanking-new, bigger & better branch in Soho.
Not forgetting its roots in Pop Brixton’s shipping container space, the new joint has retained a relaxed, industrial feel, with exposed piping, brick walls, and an open kitchen with counter seating for those who like to be in the thick of things. But in a nod to their more new location, there are touches of opulence in the form of brass and dusky coral bar stools, and gentlemen’s club-style wicker booths.
The food, if you haven’t already had the pleasure, is modern Indian rustled up with seasonal British ingredients, and comes courtesy of chef Will Bowlby, who came back from two years cheffing in Mumbai to launch Kricket with pal Rik Campbell.
They’ll be bringing many of their signature Brixton dishes with them (like their best-selling samphire pakoras and Keralan fried chicken) as well as a spread of new options from the tandoor oven and robata grill – like the Cornish crab meen moilee with castelfranco radicchio and peanuts.
Add to this a dedicated cocktail bar serving a rotating series of six Indian-inspired mixes like the Imli Panna (vodka, coriander, tamarind and IPA), and you’re close to picturing the wonders in store for you. And you’ll realise 10cc were wrong about just one thing.
You are in love.
NOTE: Kricket is now open Mon-Sat, 12-2.30pm and 5.30-10.30pm and are not currently taking reservations. Find out more on their website HERE.
Kricket Soho | 12 Denman Street, W1D 7HH
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