One of London’s most high profile openings of 2017, Ikoyi, is introducing quite a sea change (geddit?!) for the new year. The West African-influenced restaurant has announced an entire new menu that is almost completely dedicated to seafood. Retaining the restaurant’s essence, the new dishes are born from creativity inspired by West African ingredients applied to […]

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Ikoyi, an upmarket new restaurant showcasing the cuisine of West Africa, is to open in July in the new St James’s Market just south of Piccadilly Circus. It is a joint venture from school friends Iré Hassan-Odukale (pictured left), who was born in Ikoye, a cosmopolitan area of Lagos in Nigeria, and chef Jeremy Chan (right), whose […]

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The Duck & Waffle 24-hour high-rise restaurant in the City is launching a more casual spin-off, Duck & Waffle Local, in the new St James’s Market development behind Piccadilly Circus on May 3. The new branch is designed to be “fast and accessible”, with customers ordering at a counter overlooking the kitchen before being shown […]

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⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer reviewed The Holy Birds in Shoreditch, which serves duck, goose and guinea fowl, “but mostly, to be honest, chicken“. The quality of the poultry was not to be questioned, but he was far from impressed by the cooking. “Sure, the skin is dark, but only in places. Elsewhere it’s soft and floppy. […]

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The folks behind London’s Salt Yard Group (Opera Tavern, Salt Yard, Dehesa, Ember Yard) are the latest restaurateurs to snap up a space in Haymarket’s upcoming St James’s Market development. Venetian-inspired restaurant Veneta will sit alongside venues from Duck & Waffle and NYC’s Nordic fine dining establishment Aquavit. Veneta will boast 110-covers, combining classic bar-counter seating, […]

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This winter, Manhattan’s perennially popular Nordic fine dining restaurant Aquavit (est. 1987), with an emphasis on tasting and prix fixe menus, will open a London outpost in Haymarket’s new St James’s Market development. It has been brought to the UK by Philip Hamilton, CEO and founder of Aquavit London, and will offer all-day dining, showcasing the contemporary Nordic […]

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