Ikoyi London, formerly a London based pop-up restaurant, will be launching a permanent site in St James’ Market in South West London, in June 2017. Founded by Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale, Ikoyi London is set to bring a much needed taste of West Africa to West London. Inspired by Hassan-Odukale’s Nigerian heritage the pair will be creating a menu steeped in Nigerian and West African culture and will focus on Jollof Cuisine, using ingredients like ground melon seeds, fermented locust beans and dried crayfish not often seen in mainstream British restaurants. We’re also hoping they won’t forget to include plantain on the menu too!
“Ikoyi will interpret West African ingredients and cooking, linking it to its roots and influences. We believe this will give rise to a new kind of cuisine, one that is applicable to a wider, global audience. Our objective is ultimately to create delicious food, but underlying this is a greater ambition, to understand and develop our perspective of West African food and its origins.” – Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan, Co-Founders of Ikoyi London.
Who’s For Dinner can’t wait for the restaurant to launch and wishes the pair the best of luck!