Ikoyi Reopening

West African influenced Ikoyi restaurant is back, with a fab new menu and a renewed focus on quality cuisine. Peter Gray reports.

-London's Best Events-
What: restaurant reopening
When: 17 July 2020
Where: St James' Market

One of the West End’s most exciting and adventurous restaurants, Jeremy Chan’s Michelin starred Ikoyi is reopening for business in the next few weeks.

The multilingual head chef at the venue, Chan is the rising star of such renowned kitchens as Hibiscus, Noma, and Dinner by Heston.

A wandering nomad who has spent his life travelling the globe, the acclaimed chef has finally settled in London, where he is busy creating magic alongside his business partner, Iré Hassan-Odukale.

Ikoyi is the result of the pairs’ first collaboration. Combining influences from West African cuisine with a focus on the best British produce and ingredients, the duo’s new restaurant is redefining the term ‘African fusion cuisine’. 

For the reopening, Chan and Hassan-Odukale have prepared a new menu, one which has been “reimagined to include new dishes that will sit alongside established restaurant favourites and provide a more compact offering”. 

Social distancing and hygiene will be prioritised during the reopening, too. The restaurant’s team members will have their temperatures logged on a daily basis, and front line staff will wear masks during preparation, set-up, and service.

In addition to this, hand sanitiser stations will be set up, and guests will be given a mask and asked to wear it during their visit to the restaurant. 

“Reopening after the lockdown, meant we had to rethink how we could work practically, while still offering our guests the very best experience they have come to expect at Ikoyi. With these extra measures we hope everyone feels comfortable, secure, and relaxed when they spend time with us.

Thankfully, we are now in a position to look forward and are excited to get going with our new look menu and welcome our guests back.” Said Chan and Hassan-Odukale in a joint statement ahead of the reopening.

Ikoyi will reopen on the 17th of July 2020. More information about the restaurant includes menus and opening hours, can be found here.

For information on other restaurant reopenings in London, please click here.

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-London's Best Events-
What: restaurant reopening
When: 17 July 2020
Where: St James' Market
Website: No Record