Soho’s “profoundly original” Indian street food spot Kricket will open a new restaurant this summer at Television Centre, the former home of the Beeb in White City. The venture started out as one of Pop Brixton’s shipping containers where it impressed for almost two years before opening its first permanent site in Denman Street in January 2017. Founders chef Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell’s modern, seasonal twist on Indian dishes impressed our reporters, who described it as “living up to all the rave reviews… and then some”.
The new 3,600 square foot site in White City will be much larger and a more complex space than the current Soho restaurant. Seating up to 140, the restaurant will feature an open kitchen, cocktail bar and outdoor terrace. Kricket White City will take reservations of all sizes.
Television Centre is set to deliver 432 new homes in its first phase. The development will welcome independent shops and restaurants from early 2018, including Homeslice, Patty & Bun and a second outpost of Chelsea’s Bluebird Café. Also set to open in early 2018 is a new Soho House members’ club, 47-bedroom hotel and an Electric Cinema equipped with three theatres. A new purpose-built 275,000 sq ft office building at Television Centre will be home to fashion, technology, media and telecom businesses and will be the new headquarters for fashion and homeware retailer The White Company from February 2018.
Television Centre is at the heart of a £10 billion regeneration of White City, home to a new campus for Imperial College University London, an extended Westfield shopping mall (now the biggest in Europe), enlarged White City Place office Park, and the creation of up to 2,000 new private homes, 200,000sq.m of new offices and 20,000 new jobs. Television Centre is a joint venture development between Mitsui Fudosan, AIMCo and Stanhope.