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Jason Allen 11/07/24


Kricket Canary Wharf

The Kricket team is ready for a new innings.

They’re opening up another branch of their innovative & widely acclaimed Anglo-Indian small plates concept – this time in Canary Wharf.

It’s going to have a new menu, a new space, a sequel to their superb clandestine speakeasy SOMA, and most importantly, it’s going to have an exclusive preview for Nudge Members with 50% off the food bill on 2nd & 3rd August.

So you’ll be first into Kricket, right off the bat.

Kricket canary wharf

It’s all quite an impressive step up for the burgeoning restaurant powerhouse, which started life in a Brixton shipping container and has swiftly climbed up the culinary ladder rung-by-rung, landing itself one of Soho’s most alluring restaurants, as well as a hugely popular space in White City, and now a home in the city’s financial epicentre. Not bad going.

The space they have lined up is – if their other places are anything to go by – set to be quite a beauty. It’ll have its own distinct identity, with a mix of wood, concrete, and warm terracotta textures all divided by cool-sounding ‘translucent screens’. But the most important design element will be the huge, custom-built charcoal grill that the kitchen will revolve around.

On the menu, you’ll be able to find all the classics that made Kricket so popular in the first place, including their crispy samphire pakoras with tamarind, chilli and garlic, and the Keralan fried chicken with curry leaf mayo. As for the new stuff? Expect the likes of smoked onions with sheep’s yoghurt & curry leaf brown butter; Baida rotis of handkerchief-thin bread wrapped around rabbit keema and fried in ghee; and a a verdant green mutton chop pistachio korma.

Kricket canary wharf

On Sundays there’ll be a roast, which is going to have a delicious-sounding dish called Murgh Musallam (a whole stuffed chicken “cooked over charcoal and served with chicken mince seekh kebabs”) as well as the likes of chicken and barberry pulao, roomali rotis, and a black garlic & chilli raita.

And as for the speakeasy? SOMA 2.0 will have its own clandestine entrance, hidden from the street and accessed via a hidden door at the back of the restaurant. Inside, it’s going to be “illuminated by bespoke geometric light fixtures glowing yellow and red” which all sounds very atmospheric, and the bar will have the bar’s now usual lineup of highly interesting cocktails. New on the list will be the ‘Rice’, which is their twist on a highball, blending rice vodka with spent rice, pomegranate and chai foam. Don’t have too many…

…they’ll knock you for six.

 

NOTE: Kricket Canary Wharf is set to open in early August. You can find out more, and make a booking at the Kricket website.

PERK: Nudge Members are getting an exclusive preview with 50% off the food bill, on 2nd & 3rd August. Check the Members’ box above for details. Not a Nudge Member yet? Sign up for a free 7 day trial.

Kricket Canary Wharf | Frobisher Passage, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4EE


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Frobisher Passage, Canary Wharf, The City, E14 4EE