Kricket Soho
Kricket Soho
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SquareMeal Review of Kricket Soho

Gold Award

“What’s not to love about counter dining?” asks a fan of “simply brilliant” Kricket – the first permanent home for what was once a temporary gig at Pop Brixton. Although the owners returned to Brixton in 2018 and have also set up a flagship branch in White City, the brand’s mini rollout across the capital hasn’t resulted in the Soho branch losing any of its charm.

Shabby-chic interiors, including industrial piping and exposed brickwork, help retain the cool vibe, while the buzzy dining counter on the ground floor creates some atmosphere. Those dining in a group can head to the lively basement, where there are larger tables.

The short menu features a core list of “superbly executed” Kricket classics, which are joined by specials every couple of months. The now-legendary Keralan fried chicken, dusted with pepper and served with a tangy curry leaf mayonnaise, is worth ordering whether this is your first visit or your fifteenth. The crunchy bhel puris are also worth a try, with their swirl of tamarind stickiness, puffed rice and dollops of yoghurt.

Elsewhere, Goan sausage pao are like intensely meaty mini burger buns with a mild afterglow of chilli heat, while a colourful bowl of juicy tomatoes livened up with hints of spring onion, ginger and sesame is one of several veggie options on the menu – although spice levels are toned down for Western palates. Desserts are a bit of an afterthought: a smooth lassi-style mango parfait was the only option when we visited.

Like the food, the drinks list is influenced by Indian flavours, with a run of cocktails featuring ingredients ranging from curry leaves to green chillis. Otherwise, dip into the impressively international wine list, or pep up your visit with a rum-spiked masala chai. Pocket-friendly pricing and fun, chatty staff add to Kricket’s all-round appeal.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Counter dining

Location for Kricket Soho

12 Denman Street, Soho, London, W1D 7HH

020 7734 5612


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-14:30
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun Closed
Mon 17:30-22:30
Tue 17:30-22:30
Wed 17:30-22:30
Thu 17:30-22:30
Fri 17:30-22:30
Sat 17:30-22:30
Sun Closed

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