Kricket And Brixton Reunited: The Must Visit Indian Heads Home

By Phil Clarke, Editor of The Handbook website Phil Clarke |
17th April 2018

The sun’s out, blue sky and the smell of mown grass! Time for some Kricket? No, not the endlessly dull summer sport, but the Indian restaurant phenomenon. Kricket, feted for its casual and creative Indian food served out of their Soho flagship restaurant, will be opening in Brixton this May.

In a tremendous homecoming, Kricket will return to Brixton as ‘boy done good’. The restaurant was born in POP Brixton back in 2015, went to Soho to seek its fortune, and now, hot on the heels of an opening at the prestigious Television Centre, will be opening back on home-turf in the railway arches on Atlantic Road.

The permanent restaurant will continue the fine traditions of the Soho hotspot, with a menu majoring on Indian inspired street-food dishes and bar snacks but also accompanied by a cocktail and drinks list. Brand new dishes for the restaurant will include lotus root yakni, morels and lotus root crisps, or pig head vindaloo with artichoke tarka and pickled shallot. Or why not taste the rock oyster pakora, rhubarb chutney and thecha?

As well as new menu items, don’t worry as there’ll be some of the Kricket classics, familiar to Kricket Brixton old-timers including bhel puri, samphire pakoras and Keralan fried chicken.

The new restaurant, from founders Rik Campbell and Chef Will Bowlby, will be the latest addition to the Kricket family, with the Television Centre opening barely behind us and Soho being only a year old. A rapid ascent indeed and worth checking out what all the fuss is about!

Kricket Brixton: Opens May 2018, 41-43 Atlantic Road, Brixton, SW9 8JL, www.kricket.co.uk

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