Ikoyi Restaurant St James

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Ikoyi is a restaurant in central London founded by friends Iré Hassan-Odukale and Chef Jeremy Chan. We combine bold heat and umami to create our own perspective on seasonality.

Ikoyi builds its own spice-based cuisine around British micro-seasonality: vegetables slowly grown for flavour, sustainable, line-caught fish and aged native beef. Our kitchen aims to serve produce in its optimal state, harnessing as much flavour as possible while respecting the true nature of the ingredient.

The foundation for our menu is a vast collection of spices with a focus on sub-Saharan West Africa, which we have meticulously sourced over the past few years. We 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.

Opening times*
12.00 pm – 3.00 pm
The kitchen takes last orders at 14:30 pm.
Monday to Saturday

5.30 pm – 11.30 pm
The kitchen takes last orders at 9:45 pm.
Monday to Saturday

*Ikoyi is temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you have any queries or concerns please feel free to get in touch with the team via email: reservations@ikoyilondon.com


Ikoyi has worked closely with Max and Noel Venning of Three Sheets Bar to create a drinks menu designed to be paired with our food. Ikoyi welcomes you to our bar where we also serve ingredients inspired by the West African region. It is a separate space for you to have a small snack, or a pre dinner drink. 

The bar serves a limited menu, which includes our smoked jollof rice and plantain, smoked scotch bonnet & raspberry.

It will be open from 5.30pm to close Monday – Saturday, and will only be available on a walk-in basis.


*Ikoyi is temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to get in touch, reservations@ikoyilondon.com*

We are open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday.

Our reservation lines are open between:
10.00am – 6.00pm
Monday to Saturday

We recommend you reserve online.
If you’re unable to find availability online please email reservations@ikoyilondon.com or call the restaurant.
For reservations for more than 6 guests please email your request to reservations@ikoyilondon.com.
Please note that we only take table reservations up to a month in advance.

Ikoyi is available for exclusive hire throughout the week, subject to availability. We also provide external catering, for more information please email reservations@ikoyilondon.com or call the restaurant.


"I just ate one of the most interesting, original and super-delicious lunches of my entire year"

Giles Coren - The Times

"West African dynamism not to be missed"

Fay Maschler - Evening Standard

"The chicken was like doing a shot, but of meat"

Michael Deacon - The Telegraph

“Still thinking about this meal.”


“The undisputed highlight is the melt-in-your-mouth beef, brushed with crayfish butter.”

Condé Nast Traveller

"Ikoyi is Lagos via the Ledbury. Chef Jeremy Chan and his business partner Iré Hassan-Odukale employ West African ingredients – scotch bonnet, grains of selim, ndolé leaves – to bring new life to very British things such as Exmoor caviar, Orkney scallops and wild Scottish turbot"

Grace Dent - The Guardian

"one of the most innovative and original restaurants to open in the capital in recent times."

MICHELIN Guide Inspectors


We have had the opportunity to work with some very talented people in the creation of Ikoyi.

Jess Joslin Ceramics
Owen Wall Ceramics
Aran Darling


1 St. James’s Market, London,

+44 (0)20 3583 4660 reservations@ikoyilondon.com

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Kitchen/Back of House: kitchen@ikoyilondon.com
Front of House: foh@ikoyilondon.com