Akoko by William JM Chilila

Following on from the success of Ikoyi in Piccadilly, London’s Fitzrovia is to get a new West African restaurant run by William JM Chilila.

Located on Berners Street, Akoko, which means ‘time’ in Yoruba, offers an innovative menu combining British ingredients and West African spices. Having previously worked at Galvin at Windows and Orrery, Akoko - is Chilila’s first solo project. The menu includes popular West African classics like smoked jollof rice, and grilled beef suya with caramelised onion and confit tomato, alongside more innovative dishes like barbecued baby aubergine maafe and smoked goat consommé.

Akoko’s West African influence extend out from the kitchen with contemporary African art by Niyi Olagunju on the walls and Ladi Kwali-inspired ceramics on the tables. 

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Ideal For

West African cuisine with a twist

Signature Dishes

Lobster with egusi ijebu veloute and pounded yam; grilled 28-day-aged beef suya with caramelised onion and confit tomato; barbecued baby aubergine maafe; and smoked jollof rice.


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