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December 5, 2022: The restaurant has moved from its orginal home in St James’s to new, larger 'Mid Town' premises between the City and Covent Garden

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Summary

£212
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Truly surprising African ingredients and flavour combinations, showcased with stunning presentation” have rightly won culinary renown for Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan’s “serene and calm” venture in the swish but slightly soulless St James’s development, near Piccadilly Circus.“You will not find anywhere else a West African contemporary fusion tasting menu quite like this, with flavour combinations to die for: superb and exciting in every way”. “Excellent wine pairings, too”.

Summary

£106
£££££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Dazzling reinvention of African classic dishes”, featuring “really unique combinations and flavours”, has made this much-discussed three-year-old – from Chinese-Canadian chef Jeremy Chan and Nigerian co-founder Iré Hassan-Odukele – one of the most original of recent London openings. It’s in the St James’s Market development near Piccadilly Circus: an area, in contrast, “stuffed with conformity to the norm”, where “the vibes are a bit sterile”. In the evening, the main option is a seven-course tasting menu for £75, but an extended version for £100 is also available.

Summary

£106
£££££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Dazzling reinvention of African classic dishes”, featuring “really unique combinations and flavours”, has made this much-discussed two-year-old – from Chinese-Canadian chef Jeremy Chan and Nigerian co-founder Iré Hassan-Odukele – one of the most original of recent London openings. It’s in the St James’s Market development near Piccadilly Circus: an area, in contrast, “stuffed with conformity to the norm”, where “the vibes are a bit sterile”. In the evening, the main option is a seven-course tasting menu for £75, but an extended version for £100 is also available.

Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Posh and West African food? I didn’t think they went together” – but the “strikingly original fusion” of modern techniques and Nigerian culinary traditional has produced some of “the most interesting cooking in London” at this year-old venue in a new development behind Piccadilly Circus. “An amalgam of an African chef (Iré Hassan-Odukale) and a Heston Blumenthal chef (Canadian-Chinese Jeremy Chan, ex-Fat Duck)”, it is housed in a “Scandi-chic interior”. “One of the most memorable meals of the year”, “it all felt new to me!”

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Ikoyi Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Ikoyi Restaurant in WC2C, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Ikoyi restaurant.
Mark P
Made us very angry and so disappointed. Fo...
Reviewed 10 months, 29 days ago

"Made us very angry and so disappointed. Food was really average - massively over spiced and too hot. Restaurant setup as a cafe. "

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Mark P
Made us very angry and so disappointed. Fo...
Reviewed 10 months, 29 days ago

"Made us very angry and so disappointed. Food was really average - massively over spiced and too hot. Restaurant setup as a cafe. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £70.00  
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 180.00 Always available 3
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
180 The Strand, London, WC2C 1EA
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑8:45 pm
Tuesday6 pm‑8:45 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑8:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:45 pm
SundayCLOSED

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