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survey result

Summary

£56
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Clever, subtly infused curries a wonderful step up from your local Indian” (“the flavours of every option are incredible with each dish spiced to perfection”) have catapulted this project by university friends Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell from a Brixton pop-up to three thriving tapas-style restaurants, including a Soho flagship with cocktail bar, in less than 10 years.

Summary

£52
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

As 10CC might have put it: “We don’t like Kricket… we love it!”. “Brilliant Indian sharing plates with an emphasis on taste, not heat” have bowled a hat-trick of successes for Rik Campbell and Will Bowlby since their street food pop-up went permanent in Soho, Brixton and White City. Their “interesting and flexible” small-plate menus are served in a “cool, vibey atmosphere”, either eating at the counter or at tables – with more vibes next door in their speakeasy bar Soma for diners in Soho.

Summary

£52
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The most flavourful Indian food (adapted from seasonal British ingredients)”, served in a “fun tapas-style by friendly staff”, is a formula that has come up trumps for Rik Campbell and Will Bowlby, who opened their first subcontinental-inspired street-food operation in a shipping container in 2015. They now have permanent sites in Soho, Brixton and White City, where the small plates are served in “modern and cool” interiors with a “convivial atmosphere”. Top Tip: “Iberico ham vindaloo is stunning”.

Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“So many layers of taste… a throwback to living in India” – their “fantastic take on subcontinental flavours and textures” has helped blaze a trail for Rik Campbell and Will Bowby’s street-food brand. Since mid-2015, their “always interesting and very tasty” bites have taken them from a Pop Brixton shipping container to three permanent outlets in Soho, Brixton and White City’s TV Centre. “Busy” Soho in particular is “great for counter dining”. Top Menu Tips – “spot-on bhel puri”, “fab chai, dazzling deep-fried chicken and delicious halwa”.

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Kricket Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Kricket Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Kricket restaurant.
James C
We had a delicious meal served by very atte...
Reviewed 17 days ago

"We had a delicious meal served by very attentive and helpful staff. "

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Steve C
Sit at the bar and have a delicious variety...
Reviewed 4 months,

"Sit at the bar and have a delicious variety of plates served that make a nice change to standard south Asian fare in a fun and relaxed environment "

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Tim J
An interesting, quite short menu which push...
Reviewed 5 months, 11 days ago

"An interesting, quite short menu which pushed me to try some unfamiliar dishes and brought mostly positive reactions around my table, though with one or two disappointments. I'll be back to try some different things but the space is a bit of a squeeze and I doubt it will become a favourite."

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Cyril F
Food was I thought unimaginative, did not e...
Reviewed 6 months, 11 days ago

"Food was I thought unimaginative, did not excite the palette. Everything else was fine"

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Prices

Starter Main Pudding
£4.00 £13.80 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:15 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:15 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:15 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:15 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:15 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:15 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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