Kricket, the acclaimed contemporary Indian restaurant backed by the White Rabbit Growth Fund, is leaving POP Brixton to concentrate on finding a permanent site in the area.
The small plates and cocktails concept, led by chef Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell, is leaving 20-seater shipping container site after two years, with the team now looking for a larger site, initially in Brixton, and if that fails in the wider area.
Ahead of the launch of their first bricks and mortar site in Soho late last year, Campbell told MCA they would like to get to five, which could be a mix of London and international sites.
Campbell said: “When we opened Kricket Brixton in June 2015, we never could have anticipated the overwhelming support that we have continued to receive from locals, fellow traders and even chefs.
“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 – it’s the ‘Last Supper’ for now at least.”
They will host a “Last Supper” on Saturday, May 27, to mark the last official day of trading, with a greatest hits menu.