Kricket to be replaced by Smoke & Salt at Pop Brixton
After two years, Indian restaurant Kricket is relocating from Pop Brixton and is to be replaced by Smoke & Salt in June.
Chefs Aaron Webster and Remi Williams combine fine and casual dining at Smoke & Salt to create a seasonal menu which incorporates the use of techniques such as brining, curing, fermenting and smoking.
Previous menu items have included: freshly baked Guinness-glazed pretzels served with a light whipped butter; grilled spring lamb with green garlic, sunchoke and pickled okra; and pink grapefruit with grapefruit curd, elderflower yoghurt and pound cake.
Webster and Williams met at the Shed in Notting Hill, and both have experiences at the Latymer at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, Surrey, Heston Blumenthal's Dinner in Knightsbridge, and Deuxave in Boston.
They launched Smoke & Salt as a pop-up concept in 2013. Pop Brixton will be the duos first permanent site.
Charlie Gent, marketing director at Pop Brixton said: "We are so proud and excited to see our friends at Kricket all grown up and ready to move out. This is what Pop Brixton is all about, helping talented and ambitious people get their big ideas off the ground. We are only a temporary project, here to offer the space and support that small businesses need to grow and get ready for bigger and more permanent opportunities."
"When Rik and Will joined us two years ago, they were first time entrepreneurs who had never run a restaurant, and just look at them now! For us, it's great evidence that our model is working. Now we can't wait to watch them take over the world, and are excited to welcome Smoke & Salt into the Pop family. We'll sure they will be another great success story."
Kricket will officially close on 27 May when it will host a ‘last supper' event. The menu will feature some of the bestselling dishes from the last two years including Keralan fried chicken, bhelpuri, crab meen moilee and hake with malai sauce.
In a statement, Kricket owners Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell said: "Pop provided a great opportunity, allowing us to bring our interpretation of Indian food and flavours to London and we're sure it will continue to exist as a brilliant platform for others that are there. We couldn't have asked for a better place to open our first restaurant, and whilst we will be focusing our attention on our restaurant in Soho for the time being, we hope to return to Brixton one day soon."
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