After our office moved from Great Portland Street to the Television Centre in white City, it’s safe to say we all thought we could kiss goodbye to the social side of our job. But fortunately, a couple of VERY savvy restaurants realised that with an entire media company contained in one space – there would definitely be a market for some “media lunches” right on their doorstep. So it took a few weeks, but I finally got round to having lunch at Kricket a little while back. As you’ll remember from my review on The Churchill’s Arms, I am quite happy to give my honest opinion on “trendy” places.
What’s on the menu at Kricket?
At first, the menu at Kricket can look a bit intimidating. Pickled mooli? Tandoor roasted monkfish tail? Believe me, the food is incredible. Kricket are (quite rightly) proud of their individual style and flavour and try to detail it as much as possible on the menu. But even the most inexperienced trendy restaurant patron will find something they like. The menu is simplified into “breads”, “small” and “large” plates which we ate in sequence. Out of the breads I really enjoyed the garlic & coriander. My favourite dishes were in the small plates section though. The Goan sausage croquettes were very tasty and packed a great little punch with the pickled green chilli, but the real star here was the Keralan fried chicken. As someone who fries her own chicken, I consider myself quite the expert. The best fried chicken in the world is at Jollibee in the Philippines (not the recently opened UK Jollibee which was a huge disappointment), but this is a VERY close second. The Iberico suckling pig shoulder vindaloo is also AMAZING.
What’s the atmosphere like at Kricket?
Even though we visited at lunch time, there was a great atmosphere at Kricket. There was a definite energy to the place. That could have just been because it was a sunny Friday afternoon, but it always looks busy when I pass so I should imagine that this is another thing Kricket get absolutely right. Their amazing cocktail and wine menu probably helps things along as well. I can’t recommend anything alcoholic but my colleagues certainly seemed to enjoy all of the gin concoctions”
Would I recommend Kricket?
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Kricket. In fact, if you are shopping at Westfield and looking for somewhere decent to eat then I would strongly suggest taking a trip across the road to eat here.
*I visited Kricket as a paying customer. They are not affiliated with this review in any way and this post is not sponsored. This page and blog theme contains affiliate advertising.