He realised that his heart belongs to the interest of cultures and especially the world of gastronomy. After a few years of apprenticeship with René Redzepi and Heston Blumenthal, together with his long-time school friend Iré Hassan-Odukale, he opened the »Ikoyi« restaurant in the heart of London in 2017, which received a Michelin star after only one year. Inspired by West African cuisine, Chan combines Nigerian, British, Japanese or French products to create fine dishes with unusual flavours. A pleasing novelty in the top cuisine which the guests invited by Creutz & Partners were able to experience.
Ikoyi is a cosmopolitan and contemporary restaurant in constant evolution, and the home of the unique cuisine from co-founders, Chef Jeremy Chan and Restaurant Director Iré Hassan-Odukale. With strong bold dishes that celebrate the finest, hyper-seasonal British produce combined with an extensive global storecupboard of ingredients -including a myriad use of spices and fermentations -menus are a contrast of elegance and balance, married with the fearless enjoyment of the taste and flavours of the season. Ikoyi is situated in the heart of St James’s. Ikoyi burst onto the global gastronomic scene when it won the American Express One To Watch Award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in Antwerp in 2021. Operating out of a hidden corner of London’s well-heeled St James neighbourhood, the restaurant is continually evolving and developing its international identity. Jeremy Chan’s two-Michelin-star (Michelin star in 2018, a second in 2022) Ikoyi will move to a new location in London.