SquareMeal Review of
Chinese Cricket Club
If cricket leaves you stumped, and Chinese cricket even more so, don't be put off by this contemporary restaurant's wacky moniker. The Chinese Cricket Club may be named after the national team, but it's only nominally sport-themed with a few signed bats dotted about the muted, rather corporate dining room. Instead, the focus is on Szechuan food with some dim sum added for the City's express-lunch crowd. Classics such as kung po prawns and aromatic crispy duck sit alongside chef's signature dishes including a rainbow array of dumplings (the duck versions are deliciously rich), soft-shell crab with Szechuan peppercorns and, for dessert, a lychee terrine given just the right amount of kick with wasabi ice cream – all delivered by unfailingly polite staff. The succinct wine list has been well chosen with heat and spice in mind.
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