Ikoyi looks to move on from its tiny St James’s Market home

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Ikoyi restaurant looks to move on from its tiny St James’s Market home

Related tags: Ikoyi, Jeremy Chan, Iré Hassan-Odukale, London, Chefs, Fine

Jeremy Chan and Iré Hassan-Odukale are looking to take their highly-rated Ikoyi restaurant to a larger London site having apparently outgrown their current location in St James’s.

As first reported by Eater London,​ the pair have put their diminutive St James’s Market site on the market but say they will only more premises if the restaurant is sold.

The site - which has a circa 40-cover dining room, limited back of house space and a single loo - is currently listed with Restaurant Property with an annual rent of £90,000. 

“St James’s Market has worked really well for Ikoyi. The restaurant has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, particularly since we reopened after the lockdowns and we are in the process of looking at larger premises,” a statement from the restaurant reads. 

Launched in 2017, Ikoyi is one of London’s most ambitious and creative restaurants​ with chef Chan melding very high-quality British produce with spices sourced from all over the world but with a focus on sub-Saharan West Africa (the restaurant takes its name from a district in the Nigerian capital Lagos). 

The restaurant won a second star in the most recent Michelin listing and is currently ranked 22nd​ in Restaurant by BigHospitality’s list of the top 100 places to eat in the UK.

The pair say they are likely to have an update about the progress of the move later this summer. 

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