Brunch at Kricket

We had heard good things about Kricket, a restaurant in Brixton which specialises in Indian influenced cooking. And we were delighted when they started serving Sunday brunch. The menu is short: only 6 dishes priced £4-£8. We plumped for 4 dishes between 2, kicking off with duck egg bhurji which is a kind of scrambled eggs made with sautéed onions, chillies and spices. It’s deliciously rich and particularly good when mopped up with the crispy paratha it comes served with. The most expensive dish, kichri, was our companion’s favourite: smoked haddock, yellow moong dal, pickled cauliflower and a raw egg – don’t be nervous about the raw egg, in reality, it’s far less daunting than it sounds. We were also fans of the avocado raita with a poached egg alongside crunchy, sugary pancetta which had been cured with chilli, jaggery and star anise. And for good measure, we had the goan sausage roll — a spicy version of this classic, served with coriander chutney and onions. Suffice to say we didn’t need to eat again until the evening. More importantly, this is a brilliant brunch venue for anyone who is frankly bored of their usual options. It’s also worth saying that the service is charming without being over the top.

Brunch at Kricket
Sun: 11am–4pm
Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ
— Alex Peake-Tomkinson
13th April 2016

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