Kricket to open largest restaurant yet at Television Centre

By Sophie Witts contact

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Kricket to open largest restaurant yet at Television Centre

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Indian restaurant Kricket has confirmed it is to open its second permanent site at the Television Centre development in White City, London this summer.

Founders Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell have signed an agreement with developer Stanhope to open a 140-cover restaurant at the scheme, which was the headquarters of the BBC until 2013. 

The site will be larger and ‘more complex’ than their existing Soho restaurant,​ with an open kitchen, cocktail bar and outdoor terrace.

Other operators opening at the scheme include D&D London’s Bluebird Cafe, Patty & Bun and a new Soho House member’s club.

“As one of the brilliant newcomers on the London food scene, Will and Rik’s passion, craft and expertise have made Kricket one of the big success stories of 2017,” says Alistair Shaw, managing director of Television Centre.

Kricket originally opened in a shipping container in Brixton in 2015 and won plaudits for its modern Indian small plates.

Its first bricks and mortar site opened Soho in 2016, and was ranked the 80th​ best restaurant in the UK on the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards​ top 100 list last year.

The team closed the Brixton restaurant in 2017 but indicated they were keen to look for a larger site in the area.

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