Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Pop Brixton introduced London to Kricket, a twenty-seater container delivering some of the finest Indian food. Now, it has a bigger, better and far more swankier joint bringing old favourites and new to Soho.

This impressive restaurant has raised the bar allowing the chefs on the main floor to strut their stuff and tantalise the customers taste buds with their cooking, whilst downstairs offers a bit more of a relaxed environment, perfect for any large group attending.

It may be hard to believe but what if I told you that we ordered all of the breads and rice's, fish, veg and meat dishes. Well, that's exactly what happened and in true FoodPunk fashion the food got demolished in no time. A couple would on average order around two to three dishes but as there was seven of us you can see why we ordered the whole shebang.

It's a winning menu from top to bottom (see below) and like most restaurant these days it's all about the small plates. The Keralan fried chicken is a favourite amongst Kricket fans and it's subtle curry leaf mayonnaise is the perfect partner in crime for those crispy and crunchy finger lickin' bad boys.
An order of the spiced, creamy, garlic crab is a must especially when you get a good dunk with the seaweed poppadum and its worth mopping up every little bit of this devilish plate with an extra side of bread. Even though the scallops tasted good, they were admittedly too small especially considering the price for each one (£4.20).
Veg wise, the bel puri- a sexy, fresh and fruity dish layered with tamarind, rice and juicy mango and the crispy samphire with a punchy chilli and garlic mayo will certainly not disappoint.

Keralan Fried Chicken, Curry Leaf Mayonnaise, Pickled Mouli

Kid Goat Raan

Duck Leg Kathi Roll, Peanut Chutney, Pickled Cucumber

Lamb Chops, Wild Garlic Chutney

Butter Garlic Crab, Seaweed Papad

Lasooni Scallop

Haddock, Green Pea & Mustard Oil

Karnatakan Mussels

Bhel Puri

Samphire Pakoras

Baby Aubergines, Coconut & Curry Leaf

Pumpkin, Fresh Paneer, Puffed Wild Rice

10cc once sang the famous line "I don't like Cricket, I love it". Well that certainly rings true with this awesome place. I like Hoppers and Dishoom (see FoodPunk visits for both reviews) but this place is on a better level and has more going for it and just like the many followers it's attracting, you'll see me there again very soon getting my chops around some of their tasty shizz. If you can, take down the whole menu in one epic hit. It's totally worth it.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Legs is a cool, casual and blinding place to eat. Located in Morning Lane, Hackney, chef Magnus Reid and his team offer Londoners simple, fuss-free and impressive plates of food, accompanied with an extensive wine list and music that ranges from a mixture of funk, jazz and disco. There's a certain charm about the place where everyone is well looked after and the food, well, it speaks for itself.
Standout dishes include papardelle cooked with soft pig cheeks, fiery chillies, topped with lashings of finely grated parmesan and talking of grated parmesan, it also makes an appearance on the awesome celeriac gratin - order both!.
There's no way I could go without ordering the raw onglet because it was given the Asian persuasion with the  steak diced and delicately placed on a thin layer of miso with nori dusted on top - sex on a plate.  
The veggie options are far from boring - the burrata literally bursting upon impact spreading its creamy goodness all over the beetroot turning this particular dish into one of those messy paintings people call art nowadays.


Legs has everything going for it, charm, togetherness and people with a huge amount of passion in what they do. It may be a small joint but it's fashionable, got massive potential and is undoubtedly a welcome addition to Hackney.