The food in Kricket was amazing. Served tapas style, Kricket promises authentic Indian flavours with a twist, and they deliver! We were advised to get 5-6 dishes between the two of us and me being the greedy-pig thought this wouldn’t be enough. It was. The best seat in the house is definitely on the counter, you have the perfect view of the chefs and somehow it feels more intimate. You might have to wait for a few minutes before getting those seats but it’s definitely worth the wait.
When we arrived at Kricket, there was a 30 minute wait for a seat and considering it was a Friday evening, this was a blessing! We gave our name and number to the greeter, who was so lovely and attentive, and then explored the area. After 30 minutes we got a text to tell us our table was nearly ready and we could make our way back to the restaurant. Once we got there, we were seated and given sparkling and still water to get us started. The staff were all friendly and attentive and helped us choose the best dishes.
We ordered bhelpuri, smoked aubergine, tandoori monkfish, Keralan fried chicken, garlic naan and Karnatakan mussels, and chaitini and dark matter cocktail to wash it all down with. First of all, the cocktails were amazing. The chaitini was similar to an espresso martini, it was sweet with a kick of coffee. The dark matter was tangy topped with chilli which added a nice warm kick, perfect for warming you up for the Autumn weather.
Bhelpuri is an Indian snack dish made with puffed rice, sev, mango and yoghurt topped with tamarind sauce. It was the perfect starter and the portion was huge! Next came the aubergine, it was pureed with a dollop of cream and poppadams on top. The mussels were plump with tomato and garlic sauce, it had a distinct Indian flavour and each mussel was beautifully coated with the sauce. The naan was the best, the garlic flavour was prominent and with the aubergine and tomato sauce from the mussels it was beautiful. The monkfish was coated in tandoori masala and cooked like chicken, it was tender and sweet with the texture of chicken. It was a bit worrying at first considering I don’t eat meat, but it was delicious.
Overall, the dinner at Kricket was well worth the wait. Each dish was wonderfully flavoured and delicious. The portion sizes were perfect and 5 dishes between two people were plenty! If you’re looking for a date place then Kricket is definitely worth a visit.
Outfit details: Dress & gilet, New Look; Bag, Asos; Shoes; Converse
Till my next eat x