The people behind Kricket are getting ready to open something new, and quite different from before. This time it's a standalone basement bar in Soho, called SOMA, taking over the building right next door to Kricket Soho (which used to be a club and karaoke bar).
SOMA will still carry on the Indian influences that you'll see in Kricket, and more besides with drinks including:
- Gooseberry Chaat Margarita - tequila, triple sec, homemade gooseberry cordial and chaat masala
- Coconut and Jaggery Old Fashioned - bourbon, jaggery, toasted and desiccated coconut and mace bitters
- Pickled Mooli Martini - vodka, dry vermouth, lightly pickled mooli and fennel oil
There will be "Indian-accented" snacks too, like homemade crackers made using leftover rice from the restaurants, served with a yoghurt dip.
As for the look - that promises to be quite striking too. The main bar space will be dominated by a 9-metre communal steel bar in the centre of the room, seating around 23 - but with a small lounge bar off to the site too (which can be made into private rooms).
More about SOMA
Where is it? 12-14 Denman St, London W1D 7HL
When does it open? 2 September 2021
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @somasoho.
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