Ikoyi is open for lunch and dinner, serving contemporary dishes inspired by West African – in particular Nigerian – cuisine by head chef Jeremy Chan (who has previously worked at Noma and Hibiscus). Ikoyi combines refined cooking techniques, quality ingredients and traditional flavours of this region. The tasting menu is £300 - served for dinner from Monday to Friday, as well as for lunch on Fridays. There's a shorter lunch menu for £180 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Owner, Ire Hassan-Odukale came up with the idea to create cuisine inspired by flavours and dishes he loved whilst growing up in Lagos, Nigeria. Ikoyi is named after a cosmopolitan neighbourhood in Lagos, Nigeria. The restaurant become the first African restaurant in London to earn a Michelin star in 2019 and also awarded a second star in 2022. In November 2022, Ikoyi re-opened its doors at 180 The Strand - with an open kitchen, a larger Scandi-inpsired dining space, an outdoor terrace, and a private dining room.
Authentic tastes, culinary discover
Octopus pepper soup with coastal herbs; wild Nigerian tiger prawn with Banga bisque and corn grits and Suya blade of beef and Jollof rice with smoked bone marrow and groundnut miso.
Guinness Stone Fence - a cacao nib infused rum served with lime flower and lengthened with Nigerian Guinness.