I visited Kricket in Soho recently and had such fantastic food. They describe their food as a ‘modern memoir of living in Mumbai’ and it does taste authentic and innovative. They use the traditional method of cooking with a tandoor, mixed with twists on conventional classics such as the ‘Lardo Kulcha’ and ‘Keralan Fried Chicken’.
The restaurant has small booths or seats at the counter – perfect for watching the kitchen hustle and bustle. There are also large sharing tables with benches downstairs and a much more ‘moody’ feel. The food comes in small sharing plates, there is a good mix of dishes to suit all tastes and nothing spicy, as you would expect with Indian inspired dishes. They change their menu around every quarter to keep things interesting and to focus on what’s available seasonally.
The food they produce appears very considered and I would absolutely recommend it as a new spot to try. Will Bowlby, the co-owner and Head Chef puts a lot of effort in to making sure the dishes he provides are authentic but fascinating to try. They also care about the quality of their ingredients, especially their meat, which comes from H G Walter Butchers.
One thing I would recommend trying is their homemade Chai Tea which is some of the best I have had, quite spicy. Their cocktails are worth a try and there wine list is varied and well thought through – it has an Austrian Gruner Veltliner which is always good in my book!
I was also lucky enough this year to work on the new Kricket Cookbook in association with Hardie Grant Publishers. We spent a week cooking up and shooting all the new and well known old recipes and they were all delicious. The cookbook is coming out in Spring 2018. Below are a few sneak peek shots of what is to come.