Ikoyi London has now secured a permanent home in London! Their journey started with Pop-ups and Supper Clubs 18 months ago with their Jollof Cuisine; Originally from “Jollof Rice”, the origins of this West African culinary term are the centre of much debate, as each culture has its own version. From Senegal to Nigeria, every cuisine within this region is layered with myriad cultural influence dating back centuries, and, as a result, each country champions its variation of the dish.
Ikoyi takes inspiration from this multi cultural, culinary concept, using dishes and ingredients from the West African cooking, but expanding and adapting this approach to create new and ambitious flavour combinations.
Their new home will be at 1 St James’s Market, SW1Y 4AH, and they are excitedly looking forward to welcoming everyone to this space by the end of summer 2017. According to Iré and Jeremy,
Our development phase saw us go through many highs and lows, but we tried to focus on the highs, one of them being the satisfaction of creating one of the first recipes which will continue to be featured on our menu as part of the plantain snacks serving: smoked scotch bonnet emulsion and spiced raspberry.
Ikoyi will serve exciting food inspired by traditional Nigerian and West African dishes, reinterpreted with high-quality products, seasonality and advanced cooking techniques. A progressive take on West African Culture – changing stereotypes, creating a new perception, giving voice to a changing Contemporary West Africa.
We wish them the very best in their new journey