openings. The ever-evolving menu uses West
African ingredients to create unique dishes. All are
carefully created by Head Chef and Co-founder
Jeremy Chan whose experience in the kitchens at
Noma, Hibiscus and Dinner shines through. Co-founder
Iré Hassan-Odukale’s memories of growing
up in Nigeria are the birthplace of Ikoyi, from which
Jeremy’s ideas explode out.
Jeremy has used his fascination with flavour
optimisation to create a truly exciting menu, where dishes
take on a strong visual identity through a focus on
the geometry, texture and colour of the ingredients
on the plate. The signature Buttermilk Plantain &
Smoked Scotch Bonnet, is one of Ikoyi’s best-sellers
and a true destination dish.
We only serve a blind Tasting Menu for dinner service. We do not serve an A La Carte menu at dinner.
Mon, Tue 17:30–22:00
Excellent. A new favorite! The food is unusual. Very high quality. Totally deserving of a Michelin star.
Great service and just loved the blind tasting menu. A really different experience from super spicy plantain to beautifully cooked and subtly flavoured mackerel . Loved the African rice and can't wait to go again.
Food was fantastic (listen, some reviews have complained about portions - it is a Michelin star restaurant so expect portions appropriate to such), particular favourite was the duck.
Also, best Bloody Mary (using Scotch Bonnet rather than Tabasco).
Some of the most exciting flavours in London today, with great relaxed service and a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended.
The food,service and general ambience was amazing! Would definitely be visiting again soon!
The food is West African inspired, imaginative and superbly executed. The wine was terrific. The service was friendly, informative and attentive without ever being intrusive. It was a superb meal!
A fantastic restaurant. In an age when all restaurants are trying to find something differentiated, this restaurant really achieves that. It wasn't what we were expecting, as it far exceeded our expectations. A very creative use of West African foods and spices, combined with a Western approach too, and all fantastically presented. Would highly recommend. Great service too.
We were 4 to have a lunch, tasting menu with suggested wine paring.
Although the food was inventively prepared and mixed in taste and presentation, using fresh ingredients and fine spices, we all found the set price was a bit at the high side for the ingredients prepared and the portions served.
The food lunch would have been perfect with a few plates having a bit larger portion (f.i. the fish plate). The duck was fantastic in a reasonable portion as well.
The wines were not to match the prices.
To our experience, the waiters have to learn how to serve and take away plates. The kind of service, friendly however very amateurish, doesn't fit into picture with the refined food, and certainly not with the price level.
High end African dining.
Delicious set menu, definitely "Nigerian-inspired" rather than authentic Nigerian cuisine but that is probably why it has been so successful in attracting a very diverse clientele.
Particular delights were the buttermilk plantain (flavoured with raspberry salt) and the pumpkin & groundnut serving.
Great dinner paired with great wine. Will definitely come again.
A very interesting menu and something quite different to many other fine dining restaurants. Really nice to see both of the owners heading up the restaurant in the kitchen and front of house. The service was very good with knowledgable staff. It’s smaller than I imagined and although high end food, it’s a casual style approach with no fuss. The blind tasting menu at £60 represented good value with unusual and inspired dishes that you won’t find elsewhere. The wine list is small and well priced, although with this style of food and some of the spices, subtle and mellow wines would bet lost. Overall a lovely evening and will definitely return in the future.
Food is unlike anything we had tasted before - especially in michelin starred settings - spicy, full of flavour and interesting to look and eat. Cocktails were fantastic and the team is interested, thoughtful and friendly.
I have eaten here a number of times and the food and service are superb. Never fails to disappoint and I would recommend anyone to try this restaurant.
Over priced. Four slice of pork for nearly £40, such a rip off. I regret my decision to dine there yesterday.
Interesting and original flavors. Slightly spicy. Fantastic
Much different than any other place in London! Definitely worth trying.
Very original food with a lot of ingredients we're not able to eat, so good discovery. Some dishes are very spicy so if you're not aware of it it can be pretty strong. Overall all, I found the experience a bit over-priced for the level of fine-dining but it's definitively worth checking it out for the food discovery
I had a very enjoyable evening. The cocktails were good, the food was original and delicious, and the service was just right. They did a very good surprise menu with wine paring. I am not good with spicy food but apart from the raspberry coated plantain, everything was within my comfort zone. I could converse comfortably with my partner which is a big plus, so quite good for dates or catching up with friends. An all round nice experience.
Food: Great take on Nigerian cuisine using ingredients I recognise. Would be interested to see what else the chef has up their sleeves. The jollof rice was delicious and the theatre of it arriving in a smoky dish was a fabulous touch but wish it looked more authentic in terms of appearance. Or at least an explanation of why it didn’t.
Staff: friendly and knowledgeable with great attention to detail. One of them was in a random red t-shirt and looked like he’d just walked in off the street lol but it didn't really bother us.
Ambience: the soft warm lighting works really well and made for a relaxed atmosphere. The furnishing was very minimalist. It would have been nice to see some design accents from the actual Ikoyi it was named after or some art from any of Nigeria’s talented artists.
Overall, a lovely experience. And I would go back when a new menu is introduced.
We really wanted to enjoy this restaurant, but it did not deliver.
Most telling was hearing the awkward moment they asked each guest what they thought... followed by a awkward pause then... errr... It was interesting.
Very good food, however charging £38 for what is effectively a pork chop, no matter how tasty, is unreasonable....and I have eaten in many Michelin Starred restaurants previously.
The food was thoroughly delicious and creative, I love the concept of a tasting menu where you don't know what you are getting and each dish is exceptional and a surprise. The service was friendly and helpful, there wasn't too much meat in the menu which I liked and really enjoyed the creativity with the vegetables.
The cocktails were good too, again unusual flavours never tasted before. I would go again.
Loved this place! Had the 6-course dinner tasting menu. Each dish was very flavourful and bit spicy (which I like!). I could definitely see the inspiration from West African cuisine in the flavour palette used but the resulting dishes are creative and unique. Don't expect West African food, per se, but do expect to find favourites like plantain re-imagined and combined with a range of seasonings and sauces that will delight. To be honest, I'm not sure based on the actual ingredients and decor (it's pretty basic though I understand the location is quite prime) it should be as expensive as it is. And while I do enjoy an understated, relaxed atmosphere, I think the decor could be upgraded at some point to make it a little more casually sophisticated while maintaining a simple, uncluttered aesthetic. That said, definitely recommend it! You will have a lovely evening!
Cocktails were not great. Food was certainly interesting and some dishes were very well balanced, but I think stripped of its novelty factor it wouldn't be making as much of a name for itself. Execution in places wasn't great.
Really great food. Blind tasting menu with interesting twists on African food and ingredients. Service was really good
Really delicious and innovative. Bravo.
It is a good place but nothing special. The service is amazing, staff is friendly and helpful.
poor value for money. the lunch menu did not offer much.
Just a phenomenal meal from start to finish. Can’t wait to return!
Please spend your money on something else. Worse meal we’ve ever had.
I had been following Ikoyi on Instagram for a while and I was not disappointed 😁. As a Nigerian I really wanted to explore the flavours I know so much from growing up and it was a lovely experience really great as it was my birthday. Thanks to the team.
Awesome service. Food was great, ambience was wonderful.
Absolutely delicious and inventive cuisine. Would give 6 stars if I could! Incredible menu, service, and attention to detail
Love this restaurant!! Great food, really cater well to vegans!
Awesome restaurant, new flavors in a relaxed but elegant experience
Love love love this restaurant. Amazing food. Friendly staff!!!
Great service, Creative food, pleasing ambience and lovely wine.
Unique west african/ european fusion dining experience. The jollof rice was very good.
service was great. Food was excellent with some different things and spices we have never had before which was great. Great meal.
unique and fantastic.
Most impressive dining place recently, glad we made it.
“Fusion” is a word that I thought already too cliché, but apparently @ikoyi_london has brought the whole new idea of it. All 7 dishes (6 courses) are good, strong seasoning but full of surprises. Love the mackerel caught at the day, genius combination of the sauce. The rice came with main reminds me of Inua, tastes are quiet different but the logic of presenting are both smart. Not so much chances to get to know the African food in any sectors, very excited to start from here.
The food was great and unique as a dining experience in London, and the hospitality was great. Definitely come back visit again. People, make sure you go before it become one of the hardest spot to get in!