Live cricket might not have been seen on the BBC for a generation, but Kricket is coming to Television Centre. Kricket, the hugely successful Soho restaurant that started life serving Indian food in a shipping container at Pop Brixton, is set for its most ambitious expansion yet.
This summer Kricket will open at Television Centre in White City, the major redevelopment of the iconic former BBC TV studios. The huge project includes 432 homes, restaurants, shops as well as a branch of Soho House and an Electric Cinema… and now Kricket.
Kricket White City will be much larger than their Soho base, seating 140 diners, covering 3,600 square feet and will feature an open kitchen, cocktail bar and outdoor terrace.
Known for its modern twist on Indian dishes, Kricket was founded by Chef Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell in just 2015 in Brixton, designed to relive the founders’ experiences in Bombay. Clearly their blend of Indian food and British ingredients went down well because 2017 saw them bring their winning formula to Soho. The move into White City only confirms their status as a culinary rising star.
When it opens, Kricket will join foodie peers Homeslice, Patty & Bun and Chelsea’s Bluebird Café, which will be opening a second branch, among others yet to be announced (or to commit).
Television Centre looks set to be one of the most exciting developments of 2018, and with Kricket now centre-stage we can’t until it’s lights, camera, action.
Kricket White City: Television Centre, 89 Wood Lane, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 8FA www.kricket.co.uk