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Ikoyi West African restaurant to open in St James's Market

What: Ikoyi

In a nutshell: West African restaurant in St James.

Summing it all up: Previously showcased at Carousel, this is the latest restaurant to hit St James's Market. It's inspired by West African cuisine, adding a fine dining twist.

 

The low-down

St James's Market is growing even further. How on the heels of Duck and Waffle Local is Ikoyi, a restaurant that comes from co-founders Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale. Head chef Chan has worked with Heston Blumenthal and at Noma and Hibiscus while Hassan-Odukale takes charge of front-of-house. 

It's inspired by Hassan-Odukale's roots in Nigeria and they're looking to create a menu based on West African regions and Jollof cuisine. Details of the menu are bare at the moment, but that dish in the picture above is aa dessert of grilled papaya, buttermilk whey and yeast caramel. They did a stint at Carousel last year too - there using ingredients like dried crayfish, fermented locust beans and dishes included bone marrow and groundnut stew with rice masa pancake as well as whole BBQ octopus with braised pumpkin and radish leaves. 

 

More about Ikoyi

Where is it? 1 St. James’s Market, London  SW1Y 4AH

When does it open? 15 July, 2017

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Instagram @ikoyi_london.

 

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