Vindaloo Vic

Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Kricket White City 7

Strange to return to a building I used to work in (when it was the home of BBC News) to see it completely transformed into a large 140-seater restaurant.

The arrival of Kricket at this location follows its success at two other branches, in Brixton and Soho (neither of which I have been to).

It claims to bring a “modern, seasonal twist” to Indian food, so whether it really counts as an Indian restaurant at all is debatable.

Certainly the food is tasty and original. We started by sharing a Bhel Puri, Goan Sausage Croquettes and a Keralan Fried Chicken. The latter was like an upmarket version of KFC. We followed with the Lamb Raan and the Tandoori Partridge.

I was slightly disappointed by the lack of choice. For example there was no chicken main course on the menu (and the partridge was somewhat skinny). And there is nothing remotely spicy about any of the food – I think the phrase is “as mild as milk”.

I can see why everyone else thinks this place is wonderful, but for me it doesn’t tick all the boxes.