Marking a permanent return to the area where it first made its name, Indian restaurant brand Kricket came home to Brixton earlier this year.
Kricket Brixton opened in May and is a continuation of the lively Indian cooking found at Kricket Soho. The menu leans heavily towards Indian inspired street-food dishes and bar snacks to accompany a brimming cocktail and drinks list. As usual, there will be an emphasis on using seasonal British produce, making classic Indian flavours ever more accessible. Kricket originally operated in Brixton out of a 20-seater shipping container.
The interior of the restaurant was overseen by award-winning consultancy Run For The Hills. Creative Director Anna Burles expanded:
“In terms of the look and feel of the new space, the design is barfly-moody meets under-the-arches cool. Styled for evening vibes and social weekenders, it’s a lo-fi, relaxed scheme, perfect for late night drinks, cocktails and Kricket’s utterly delicious signature small plates. A bit grungier than Soho, we’ve styled Kricket Brixton with a dusky palette, painting the corrugated curves of the two railway arch ceilings in a knocked back pink terracotta, which gives a welcome-in statement colour by day, and gets warmed by candle-glow lighting at night.
“Hand painted wall tiles, crisp carrara white marble, distressed mesh and patinated iron finishes to the bar and restaurant keep the pinks and nudes urban and earthy rather than sweet and girlie. All of which creates the perfect backdrop for pops of Kricket’s amazing brand orangered, which really zings out.”
The restaurant’s menu includes favourites such as Keralan Fried Chicken, Pig Head Vindaloo, Samphire Pakora and Masala Chicken Livers.
The opening of the restaurant coincided with the launch of the Kricket cookbook, which was also designed by Run For The Hills. The cookbook – Kricket: An Indian Inspired Cookbook – features 80 delicious recipes presented to reflect the brand’s ethos.
To find out more about Kricket Brixton, please visit www.kricket.co.uk/brixton.
Run For The Hills
Founded by Anna Burles and Chris Trotman, Run For The Hills is a West London multi-disciplinary creative design house specialising in interiors and branding. Renowned as the go-to design team for edgy and cool interiors, their portfolio includes boutique residential work and commercial projects, carving a niche as hospitality design specialist within the stylish casual dining sector in the Capital. Run For The Hills also creates award-winning art and bespoke design pieces for private and commercial clients.