"We are so excited to share the next step of our journey"

Alex South

Alex South


The two Michelin-starred Ikoyi have announced they will be moving to new premises at the 180 Strand later this year.

The restaurant which has built its own spice-based cuisine around British micro-seasonality will open its doors at the new location in November, after completing a move from their original St James’ site.

Owners Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan, hope the new spaced designed especially for Ikoyi will allow the duo the chance to fully express their interpretation of seasonality through bold heat, whilst intensifying the techniques and skills that have been worked on over the last five years.

In a post published on the restaurant’s Instagram page, Iré and Jeremy announced: “None of what we have achieved would have been possible without the special relationships we have built over the years, including with our landlord, our former and current team members, our suppliers and above all, yourselves, our guests.”

The statement went on to pay tribute to guests who have visited the restaurant, which read: “Thank you for your continued support, and we are so excited to share the next step of our journey with you.”


Described as one of the most exciting restaurants on the planet, Ikoyi aims to serve produce in its optimal state by harnessing as much flavour as possible whilst respecting the true nature of ingredients.

The restaurant, which was included in The World’s Best 50 restaurants and the National Restaurant Awards 2022, puts the foundation of their menu in a vast collection of spices with a focus on sub-Saharan West Africa, which we have meticulously sourced over the past few years.

Through this, the pair explore ingredients such as Grains of Selim, a smoky peppercorn with the scent of eucalyptus, plantains and scotch bonnet chillies, which we ferment, burn and pickle.



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Alex South

Alex South

Editor 29th September 2022

"We are so excited to share the next step of our journey"