| Westminster, Strand, Victoria

This restaurant comes from Iré Hassan-Odukale (front of house) and Jeremy Chan (Head Chef) and features a modern take on West African Cuisine that's electified reviewers (and diners) since opening.

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Restaurant details

1 St. James’s Market, London SW1Y 4AH
Nearest tube: 
Piccadilly Circus
Telephone number: 020 3583 4660
Michelin star 1 Michelin star


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1 St. James’s Market, London SW1Y 4AH


Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 7.5
Grace Dent Guardian
Reviewed on April 06, 2018
"If West-African cuisine is close to your heart, your boundaries will be tested beautifully. If, on the other hand, you’ve missed the past 3,000 years, there’s no better place to jump in than here." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on December 02, 2017
"And then the crowning glory, the jollof rice, roasted and smoked and cooked in a dense stock of shellfish and chicken, served with a split roasted marrowbone on top, to be emptied and stirred in. Creamy, roasty, popping with wit and history, not traditional jollof rice but a riff on it, livelier, more modern, the seasoning more insistent and deliberate, just comforting and wholesome and moreish. " READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on August 02, 2017
"Jollof rice, a dish common to most West African countries, is slick with chicken stock and barbecued onions but made opulent by the addition of smoked, salted bone marrow to stir in. Garden egg and wild spinach efo (Yoruba name) is aubergine (eggplant, geddit?) topped with what is a highly nutrient-rich weed. It is also rather delicious." READ REVIEW