Ikoyi Ascends to No. 42 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List

Roger Hohl
Roger Hohl
Executive Editor Roger Hohl always reports firsthand. He has been gathering experiences and impressions in the luxury travel segment since 2006, from the South Sea to China and Asia, across Europe to Africa and America. He is always on the lookout for the most spectacular and extraordinary locations, combined with the best possible comfort and service. His focus is on independent and critical perception from the perspective of the most demanding clientele, as today's customers in this segment expect the highest quality. His motto: pushing the limits - but always fair!

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In a dazzling celebration at Wynn Las Vegas, Ikoyi, the innovative London restaurant, has ascended to number 42 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for 2024. This prestigious accolade marks yet another milestone in the restaurant’s remarkable journey since its inception in 2017.

(c) Irina Boersma

A Pioneering Culinary Vision

Ikoyi has carved out a unique niche in the competitive culinary world, known for its bold and inventive use of flavors. The brainchild of Chef Jeremy Chan and his business partner Iré Hassan-Odukale, Ikoyi’s menu is a testament to creativity and innovation. The restaurant’s hallmark is its ability to craft new and original ingredient combinations, defying traditional culinary boundaries and establishing an indefinable yet captivating style.

(c) Irina Boersma

From the moment Ikoyi opened its doors, it captivated both the public and critics with its daring approach. This boldness has earned the restaurant a loyal following and numerous accolades. In 2021, Ikoyi was honored with the American Express One To Watch Award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, followed by its debut on the list at number 49 in 2022. The achievement of two Michelin stars further underscores Ikoyi’s excellence and commitment to pushing culinary boundaries.

Chef Jeremy Chan’s Reflections

Reflecting on the journey, Chef Jeremy Chan expressed his gratitude and excitement: “The past seven years have been quite a journey for Iré and I. The team at Ikoyi just keeps getting stronger and we’d like to thank the Academy and everyone who supported us.” Chan’s dedication and vision have been instrumental in propelling Ikoyi to new heights, earning it a place among the world’s elite dining destinations.

(c) Maureen M. Evans

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants: A Culinary Barometer

Since 2002, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list has been a benchmark for culinary excellence, celebrating the richness and diversity of global gastronomy. Compiled by a panel of 1,080 culinary experts and audited to ensure integrity, the list highlights the finest dining experiences across the globe. It not only serves as a guide for food enthusiasts but also reflects emerging trends and innovations in the culinary world.

A Bright Future for Ikoyi

As Ikoyi basks in its latest accolade, the future looks incredibly promising. The restaurant continues to attract international acclaim, drawing diners from around the world to experience its unique and unforgettable culinary creations. With Chef Jeremy Chan at the helm, Ikoyi is poised to reach even greater heights, continually redefining the culinary landscape.

For those seeking a dining experience that transcends the ordinary, Ikoyi stands as a beacon of creativity and excellence in the heart of London. As it climbs the ranks of the world’s best restaurants, Ikoyi invites diners on a journey of flavor and innovation that is truly unparalleled.

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