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Ikoyi West African Restaurant London restaurant introduces Jollof rice and other West African cuisine to populace

First of its kind, Ikoyi West African restaurant in London boasts of high quality West African foods to introduce to the populace.

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Smoked Jollof rice play Smoked jollof rice (Ikoyi London)

Ikoyi restaurant is the first of its kind, a contemporary West African Restaurant located in central London.

The restaurant, which is located somewhere in St James's Market is born out of a friendship between Chef Jeremy Chan and Director Iré Hassan-Odukale which is inspired by Hassan-Odukale's roots in Nigeria and they're looking to create a menu based on West African regions and Jollof cuisine.

Chef Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale play Chef Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale (Ikoyi London)


While Co-founder and Director, Iré, who was born in Ikoyi, Lagos (an inspiration for the name of the restaurant) will be taking charge of front-of-house, Head Chef Chan has worked with Heston Blumenthal and at Noma and Hibiscus  will be bringing his expertise to create highly skilled dishes.

According to Chef Chan, the restaurant boasts of meals combining high-quality produce combined with West African seasoning to create dishes such as Rare Breed Lamb Ribs with Asun Relish, Octopus Pepper Soup with Coastal Herbs, Wild Nigerian Tiger Prawn, with Banga Bisque and Corn Grits, Suya Blade of Beef, Jollof rice with Smoked Bone Marrow and Groundnut Miso.

Smoked Jollof rice play Smoked jollof rice (Ikoyi London)


Anthea Harries, on behalf of the St James’s Market Partnership said: “We’re delighted to see Ikoyi complete the roster of world class restaurants at St James’s Market, further strengthening the area’s reputation as the destination of choice for the best in international dining. Ikoyi brings a fresh array of exciting flavours to London’s food scene and we’re thrilled they’ve chosen St James’s Market as the place to make their mark.”

Iré Hassan-Odukale of Ikoyi said: “We are privileged to have been selected to join St James’s Market and to call it our first home and we believe it’s the perfect location for us to introduce Jollof Cuisine to a London and global audience.”

Octopus Efo play Octopus Efo (Ikoyi London)


Ikoyi was established to offer a unique and contemporary take West African cuisine to central London and we're sure looking out for this restaurant.

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