Pop Brixton introduced London to Kricket, a twenty-seater container delivering some of the finest Indian food. Now, it has a bigger, better and far more swankier joint bringing old favourites and new to Soho.
This impressive restaurant has raised the bar allowing the chefs on the main floor to strut their stuff and tantalise the customers taste buds with their cooking, whilst downstairs offers a bit more of a relaxed environment, perfect for any large group attending.
It may be hard to believe but what if I told you that we ordered all of the breads and rice's, fish, veg and meat dishes. Well, that's exactly what happened and in true FoodPunk fashion the food got demolished in no time. A couple would on average order around two to three dishes but as there was seven of us you can see why we ordered the whole shebang.
It's a winning menu from top to bottom (see below) and like most restaurant these days it's all about the small plates. The Keralan fried chicken is a favourite amongst Kricket fans and it's subtle curry leaf mayonnaise is the perfect partner in crime for those crispy and crunchy finger lickin' bad boys.
An order of the spiced, creamy, garlic crab is a must especially when you get a good dunk with the seaweed poppadum and its worth mopping up every little bit of this devilish plate with an extra side of bread. Even though the scallops tasted good, they were admittedly too small especially considering the price for each one (£4.20).
Veg wise, the bel puri- a sexy, fresh and fruity dish layered with tamarind, rice and juicy mango and the crispy samphire with a punchy chilli and garlic mayo will certainly not disappoint.
|Keralan Fried Chicken, Curry Leaf Mayonnaise, Pickled Mouli|
|Kid Goat Raan|
|Duck Leg Kathi Roll, Peanut Chutney, Pickled Cucumber|
|Lamb Chops, Wild Garlic Chutney|
|Butter Garlic Crab, Seaweed Papad|
|Haddock, Green Pea & Mustard Oil|
|Baby Aubergines, Coconut & Curry Leaf|
|Pumpkin, Fresh Paneer, Puffed Wild Rice|
10cc once sang the famous line "I don't like Cricket, I love it". Well that certainly rings true with this awesome place. I like Hoppers and Dishoom (see FoodPunk visits for both reviews) but this place is on a better level and has more going for it and just like the many followers it's attracting, you'll see me there again very soon getting my chops around some of their tasty shizz. If you can, take down the whole menu in one epic hit. It's totally worth it.