After a successful return to Brixton with a restaurant on Atlantic Road, Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell recently opened a branch of Kricket out west in the shiny new Television Centre development. Although instantly recognisable as Kricket, each of the sites have their own personality and the TVC branch is no different. It’s the largest one yet, with a spacious main dining area, stools at the bar and booths running alongside the open kitchen, plus a sizeable terrace that’s going to be very popular come warmer weather.
Menu-wise, cult Kricket faves like the bhel puri, samphire pakoraas and Keralan fried chicken are all there and all still absolutely bangin’ (we could smother that curry leaf mayo on everything), but there’s a hefty selection of new dishes too, making the most of seasonal British ingredients. We particularly liked the Goan sausage croquettes with pickled green chilli, which were rich yet still light; the grilled leeks with kasundi mustard; and the aloo gobi kofta with cauliflower leaf pickle – we substituted the methi malai sauce for a tarka dal base and it made the dish even creamier and more indulgent.[easy-image-collage id=124158]
Not only is the food fantastic, the team are super accommodating when it comes to making dishes vegan meaning both meat-eaters and plant-based people can easily eat at the same place easily, which we love. A great addition to West London and to the Kricket fam.
2 Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FR
Photo credit: Hugh Johnson and Run For The Hills.