The ICC Cricket World Cup has returned after four years – come on England! And, whilst most of us try desperately hard to understand the sport – and why matches go on for oh, so long – others are rustling up cricket-inspired menus to make sure we have a good innings during the tournament, fan or not!
Taking place on home turf, various restaurants are determined to go all out, excuse the pun, to bat for your affections with specially designed menus, live streaming of matches and chauffeur services to boot. So, support your side by getting involved with the action this Cricket World Cup.
Come on England – knock ’em for six!
Here’s a cricket event to bat your eyelashes to…
Brigadiers and Kingfisher – two of life’s finer things – have teamed up to support a summer of cricket, as a nod to The Cricket World Cup and The Ashes. Despite the action happening later this year, you can start celebrations early with a special Cricket World Cup Breakfast A La Carte Menu from 10:30am that will see you tucking into the Brigadiers full Indian Nashta, or Masala Scrambled Hens Egg Dosa with Coconut Chutney, Tandoor Smoked Salmon Kedgeree. And, because we don’t want you to get yourself into a bit of a sticky wicket, you can wash it all down with a Kingfisher Brekky Shandy (Kingfisher, mango, grapefruit soda). Breakfast never tasted so good. There’s also a Weekend BBQ Menu on offer, because us Brits know the importance of making the most out of a barbie.
With live screenings a’plenty and food galore, Brigadier’s are yet again proving they’re a king of a sporting event. Find way more on offer here too…
Where: Brigadiers, London, UK
Nearest station: London Cannon Street (0.1 miles)
When you’ve got cricket in your name it’d be a surprise if you weren’t celebrating the Cricket World Cup, so queue Chinese Cricket Club’s moreish menus to pay homage to the wondrous wicket action. In just one inning you can enjoy a twenty-20 lunch set menu for two people to share or, if you’re in need of a feed then opt for the the super-sixer tasting menu which includes a bottle of wine of your choice!
Renowned for their Chinese fare and Sichuan specialities the restaurant, named after the Chinese cricket team, will continue to deliver results on the food front. In the first innings on the Twenty-20 menu, there’s Chinaman fritters on offer or opt for the lip-smacking Feather Bed dish with homemade crystal egg tofu and Goji berries infused in light soy. If you’re all warmed up for the second innings then look out for The Big Hitter which is a Szechuan peppercorn beef hot pot, or Club House Chicken with sesame soy and marmite glazed chicken thighs with pop crackers. Finish it all off with The Cricket Ball dessert and you’re onto a real winner! On the super-six tasting menu you’ll find all of this and way more!
The menu will run until the final on the 14th of July.
Where: Chinese Cricket Club Restaurant, New Bridge Street, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Blackfriars (0.1 miles)
For an offer like none other, it’s got to be Shangri-La who are, quite literally, offering tickets to the ICC Cricket World Cup – eek! You’ll watch the match between Pakistan and Bangladesh, live at Lords Cricket Ground, and then enjoy a jaw-dropping evening with celebrated Chef Dharshan Munidasa, at their exclusive Ministry of Crab pop-up event. That’s one to strike off the bucket list, huh? Also included will be a one-night stay in a luxurious room or suite. You might find yourself in a bit of a sticky wicket though because we imagine you’ll never want to leave….
Where: The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 9QU
Farzi Café’s mission is to get Indian cuisine back “in-Vogue” and certainly dispels the inherited view of Indian resto interiors being stuck in the 1980s with their beige, leather embellishments. Farzi is luxe and the food follows suit with its modernist influence leading to customers being shy to ruin the artistic decadence in front of them. Big on table theatrics but at a low cost, Farzi Café has a lot of qualities you’d look for in a restaurant; reasonable prices, funky looking dishes and service with a smile. All of this and more is why we urge you try our their Cricket World Cup offerings, featuring a showing of every single game paired with reimagined, Indian-inspired dishes. Get yourselves a strike and grab a table at just £15 per person which entails a drink and a starter from a brimming selection. Book now!
Where: 8 Haymarket,SW1Y 4BP
Chokhi Dhani as the stalwart Indian restaurant that they are, will of course be streaming the Cricket World Cup – as they do with all sports! Having originally opened near Jaipur in 1990 the staple draws in people from across the globe with its contemporary yet traditional menu, bursting with spices, heat and good times! Don’t miss the cricket here this year…
Where: Chokhi Dhani, Nine Elms Lane, London, UK
Nearest station: Battersea Park (0.6 miles)
The LaLiT London know all too well that when you’re watching the Cricket World Cup you do not want to be disturbed! For this reason, the luxury five star hotel has put on an epic chauffeur service that sees guests whizzed across to the cricket grounds in an E/Class Mercedes. Staying at the hotel, you’ll receive a boozy bucket of six Cobra Beers in your room, before you head down to The Terrace or Headmaster’s Room to see all the games. And, to keep spirits high, Executive Chef Santosh Shah has cast his influence over a culinary menu of delightful Indian street food.
The experience is available until the 14th of July
Where: 181 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JR, UK
Nearest station: London Bridge (0.4 miles)