Kricket – Tried Chicken

Kricket, White City

The fried chicken at Kricket is amazing.

I’ve already written a separate review covering Kricket in London. But if anyone has ever experienced the pleasure of their fried chicken, they will probably know why I have decided to create a different review dedicated to it. The menu at Kricket is pretty varied, but the fried chicken is the crowning glory. I work for a huge advertising agency and the fried chicken at Kricket is something of a legend.

Kricket is a very trendy venue, decor-wise. I have been lucky enough to visit the Soho Kricket as well. It is very similar to the White City one. When I found out I was visiting the White City restaurant a few weeks back, I’d already started thinking about the fried chicken before I even sent “accept” on the invite.

There were a fair few of us at the lunch so we were all sat on a bigger table, next to the serving hatch. As much as I love Kricket, this is a terrible place to sit. I only had a light breakfast, so I was STARVING by the time we sat down to eat. Unlike all of our previous visits, Kricket took a while to serve our fried chicken. I appreciate we were a big group, but it wasn’t massively busy. We did have to wait around forty-five minutes in the end, which wasn’t ideal when we all had work to get back to. 

What is the fried chicken like?

Thankfully, once we did get the fried chicken it was as good as I remembered it being. You get around four or five pieces in each bowl, so our group had ordered five bowls. The Keralan fried chicken is one of Kricket’s small plates so keep this in mind if you are going to order it with main meals.

There isn’t any “one thing” that makes the fried chicken so good here. One of the things I like the most about it is how succulent the chicken is. Although you wouldn’t think it, because you fry it in oil, fried chicken can very easily come out as dry as a nun’s chuff. This doesn’t happen at all with Kricket’s fried chicken, it is really juicy and tender.

The coating has an incredible flavour. It isn’t spicy or remotely overpowering. but it has a little bit of a kick you don’t get with standard “southern” fried chicken. The Keralan fried chicken is served with curry leaf mayo, you really don’t need any condiments with it.

It’s so nice, I actually ate around three bowls myself, which is a grand total of twelve pieces of fried chicken.

Fried chicken = 5/5

Location = 3/5

Atmosphere = 4/5

Other food = 4/5

Value for money = 2/5

Speed of service = 2/5

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