Expectations high, we enter Kricket on a Saturday evening and are seated downstairs at a communal table. Up or down, counter or communal, there isn’t a bad spot in this buzzy and relaxed Anglo-Indian small-plate eatery.
Service, surprisingly, is a little abrupt, but nothing can detract from the varied and wonderfully spiced food. My advice? Start with a cocktail (samphire margarita packs a punch, a lovely green hue) and a bowl of samphire pakoras whilst you peruse the menu. Crisp and moreish, these fried snacks will be gone before you know it.
The highlights? Goan Sausage Jamun: these mini sliders are dusted with icing sugar and filled with tender spiced meat, you’ll find that one just isn’t enough. And beautifully pink duck breast, perching on a coarse sesame and tamarind purée - refined, not to mention pretty on the plate.