Ikoyi is moving to 180 Strand.
That’s the long and short of it – but to unpack that sentence a little, it basically means that one of London’s best restaurants is going to move into one of London’s coolest spaces.
Bold statements, yes, but they’re backed up with bold facts. Ikoyi isn’t just one of the best restaurants in the capital – according to the World’s 50 Best List, it’s one of the finest on the planet. And then there are the two Michelin Stars sitting on its mantlepiece just to drive the point home. Run by chef buddies Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan, it’s a highly original, polished concept that plucks readily from cuisines across the globe (Asian, West Africa, etc.) and marries them to British ingredients in creative and, frankly, stunning ways.
And as for 180 Strand? It’s the achingly cool new members club & artistic space from the peeps at Soho House. And aside from looking gorgeous as hell, it’s also been home to extraordinary show after extraordinary show over the past couple of years.
Plans are for Ikoyi to hold their last service in their current St. Jame’s location on Wednesday 26th October, and then start the arduous moving process, with hopes to cut the ribbon on their new digs by the end of November, where they’ll be surrounded by the venue’s other restaurants.
Although now they’ll technically be Strand-ed.
NOTE: Ikoyi is set to close in St. James’s by October 26th, and then move into 180 Strand on December 5th. Bookings for the new restaurant will be available as of October 15th, which you’ll be able to do from the website right here.
Need some help planning your time in and around 180 Strand? Have a peep our Covent Garden & Holborn guide…
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