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Lunch: Mon to Sat from 12noon, Dinner: daily 5.30pm-11pm
 

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Jikoni From the pretty-in-pink awning to the vintage floral table cloths Jikoni exudes a cosy atmosphere where the city meets Costwolds tearoom. Sitting pretty on Marylebone's Blandford Street, this is the first restaurant from food writer and cook Ravinder Bhogal, who prior to this worked with Michelin starred restaurants Trishna, Le Cafe Anglais and Mark Hix for a series of residencies. Jikoni, meaning 'kitchen' in Swahili, draws on Ravinder's mixed heritage - she was born in Kenya to Indian parents and grew up in London - with flavours and culinary traditions from Britain, East Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Bar snacks of beetroot and Shankleesh croquetas are gooey and cheesey. It's followed by a small plate of tempura cauliflower popcorn, well matched with a Moroccan Chardonnay. The crunchy battered vegetable bits come with a chilli and chinkiang vinegar dipping sauce which gives it a real zing. 'Big plates' bring comfort food dishes like a spiced up shepherd's pie while a daily changing rice plate offers curries like Kuku Paka - chicken curry from Kenya made to a family recipe. We tried the vegan tempura inari and roasted sea trout with pickled fennel and coconut chutney. With pickles and spices, both dishes have a wonderful mix of flavours that are homely but a cut above what you'd get at home. Leaving the best for last, a melt in the mouth banana cake comes in a generous pool of miso butterscotch with a rich, caramel taste, topped with peanut brittle. That, alone, is worth the trip to the joyous Jikoni.

 

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Civilised Sundays at JikoniCivilised Sundays at JikoniCivilised Sundays at JikoniRunning on one Sunday a month from February to April, Civilised Sundays at Jikoni returns for its second year in 2020, welcoming a broad line-up of guest speakers from the worlds of food, music and literature. Taking over Ravinder Bhogal's Marylebone restaurant, the event will see the chef serve a special one-off menu inspired by each guest, to be 2020-04-09T00:00:00+01002020-04-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Jikoni, 19-21  Blandford Street      W1U 3DH
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  £92.22
DATES  9th February to 19th April 2020
Running on one Sunday a month from February to April, Civilised Sundays at Jikoni returns for its second year in 2020, welcoming a broad line-up of guest speakers from the worlds of food, music and literature. Taking over Ravinder Bhogal's Marylebone restaurant, the event will see the chef serve a special one-off menu inspired by each guest, to be ... More about this event
 
 

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Marylebone Railway Station
 
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Paddington Railway Station
 
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Cramer Street Masterpark
 
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Chiltern Street Masterpark
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Mandeville Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  29% off
Mandeville Place, W1U | 3 minutes from Jikoni
At the Oxford Street end of pretty Marylebone village, this hotel earns its 'boutique' label due to its uniquely designed funky interiors. The swanky deVigne bar ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Oxford Circus
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  37% off
57-59 Welbeck Street, W1G | 4 minutes from Jikoni
An imposing Victorian hotel whose confident architecture and Union Jack flag speak of an age when Oxford Circus was the commercial heart of a worldwide ... More
 
 
 
Holmes Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £141  25% off
83 Chiltern Street, W1U | 5 minutes from Jikoni
Holmes Hotel London is a conversion of two five-floor, 18th century houses, accommodating 119 clean, contemporary and individually furnished bedrooms. Frosted glass and cream tiles in ... More
 
 
 
 
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Fairuz
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
3 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 1 minute from Jikoni
One of London's most relaxed and intimate Lebanese restaurants, Fairuz is named in tribute to Lebanon's most famous chanteuse. Featuring a warm and intimate décor of ... More
 
 
 
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Levant
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
Jason Court off Wigmore Street, 76 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 3 minutes from Jikoni
At Levant the theme is caring and sharing. This exotic eaterie oozes middle eastern charm and London chic and offers the chance to cosy up ... More
 
 
 
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Comptoir Libanais
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
65 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 4 minutes from Jikoni
With this the second branch of Comptoir Libanais Tony Kitous continues to bring Londoners affordable Lebanese cuisine, served up in a stylish setting. Following on from ... More
 
 
 
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Roganic
London > Restaurants >
5-7 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 1 minute from Jikoni
This "narrow little joint, neutrally done out" (The Telegraph) is the London home of Simon Rogan's 'pop-up' restaurant, set to be in this part of ... More
 
 
 
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Pied Nus
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
19 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U | Same location as Jikoni
Pied Nus opens first week of October 2013. Just a few doors down from L'Autre Pied and from the same stable, Pied Nus in ... More
 
 
 
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Trishna
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
15 - 17 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 1 minute from Jikoni
"Trishna is one of the best restaurants in the world." So says AA Gill of the Mumbai restaurant that's sister to this Marylebone off-shoot. In the ... More
 
 
 
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Civilised Sundays at Jikoni
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th February to 19th April 2020
Jikoni, 19-21 Blandford Street, W1U | Same location as Jikoni
Running on one Sunday a month from February to April, Civilised Sundays at Jikoni returns for its second year in 2020, welcoming a broad line-up of ...More
 
 
 
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Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting For The East India Company
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th December 2019 to 19th April 2020
Jikoni, Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U | 1 minute from Jikoni
Belatedly recognising the Indian artists commissioned by East India Company officials in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Wallace Collection presents Forgotten Masters: Painting for ...More
 
 
 
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Beethoven 250
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 14th September 2019 to 1st December 2020
Jikoni, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U | 5 minutes from Jikoni
December 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and to celebrate the occasion Wigmore Hall presents its special season, Beethoven 250. Launching in September 2019 ...More
 
 
 
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The Screen on Baker Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
96-98 Baker Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 4 minutes from Jikoni
Two intimate screening rooms, plush seating and high-tech facilities make The Screen on Baker Street a good choice for film lovers in the area. Tucked away ... More
 
 
 
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Wigmore Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 5 minutes from Jikoni
Built by the Bechstein piano company in 1901, this grandiose concert hall is regarded by many as London's best venue for chamber and solo performances. Wigmore ... More
 
 
 
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Marble Arch Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marble Arch, W1C | 8 minutes from Jikoni
Underbelly Productions, in association with Cameron Mackintosh, presents a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, specifically ... More
 
 
 
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Wallace Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 1 minute from Jikoni
Free art classes and workshops, talks and tours, bring alive to visitors the varied works of art contained in the 25 galleries of the Wallace Collection, ... More
 
 
 
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Chiltern Street
London > Attractions >
Marylebone, London W1U | 2 minutes from Jikoni
Chiltern Street in Marylebone runs between Dorset Street and Blandford Street and is home to 40 plus independent shops, stylish cafes and beauty salons. In 2014 ... More
 
 
 
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Baker Street Quarter
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Baker Street, W1U | 3 minutes from Jikoni
Taking in the charming streets of Marylebone, from Baker Street Station to Wigmore Street, Baker Street Quarter covers an attractive swathe ... More
 
 
 
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Daylesford Organic Marylebone
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6-8 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 1 minute from Jikoni
Located on the ground and basement levels of a Blandford Street building in the heart of Marylebone, Daylesford Organic farmshop and cafe brings together all the ... More
 
 
 
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Trunk Clothiers
London > Shopping > Menswear
8 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, Marylebone, London W1U | 1 minute from Jikoni
If you're after stylish, independent, international menswear brands previously unavailable in the capital, then head to Marylebone's Trunk Clothiers. Opened in September 2010, the two-storey Trunk Clothiers ... More
 
 
 
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Cadenhead's Whisky Shop & Tasting Room
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 1 minute from Jikoni
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 2 minutes from Jikoni
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 6 minutes from Jikoni
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Jikoni
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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Home Grown
London > Leisure >
44 Great Cumberland Place, W1H | 6 minutes from Jikoni
Exclusive private members' club Home House branches out to open this sister club, Home Grown , in ... More
 
 
 
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Brown Hart Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 7 minutes from Jikoni
This beautiful garden just off Oxford Street and close to Selfridges occupies an unlikely position - above an electricity sub-station. Brown Hart Gardens were re-opened in ... More
 
 
 
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Chuan Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1c Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B | 8 minutes from Jikoni
Chuan Spa, based at the Langham Hotel, is the ultimate in spa and wellbeing experiences. Designed to create a tranquil atmosphere to maximise relaxation, Chuan Spa ... More
 
 
 
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Duke of Wellington
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94a Crawford Street, Marylebone, London W1H | 7 minutes from Jikoni
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The Royal Oak
London > Nightlife > Pubs
74-76 York Street, W1H | 8 minutes from Jikoni
On 8th June 2018 Dan Doherty, chef, author and judge on BBC's Britain's Best Cook, announced on Instagram that he'd bought this beautiful ... More
 
 
 
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The Albany
London > Nightlife > Pubs
240 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 10 minutes from Jikoni
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Clarette
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Blandford Street, W1U | 1 minute from Jikoni
The heiress of the renowned Chateau Margaux wine estate is behind this three floor wine bar in Marylebone. Behind a mock-Tudor front, ... More
 
 
 
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Purl
London > Nightlife > Bars
50/54 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 1 minute from Jikoni
Drinks come with a pre warning at this flamboyant cocktail bar. Purl is a speakeasy bar that prides itself in its extravagant cocktail menu, which sees ... More
 
 
 
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Butterscotch Tea Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
56 James Street, W1U | 4 minutes from Jikoni
Reviving the great British tradition of afternoon tea in town, but putting a modern spin on it, American cake expert Bea Vo (who ... More
 
 
 
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The Wallace Collection
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 1 minute from Jikoni
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28 Portland Place
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28 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 8 minutes from Jikoni
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Claridge's
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Brook Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1K | 9 minutes from Jikoni
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Civilised Sundays at Jikoni
Civilised Sundays at Jikoni
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2020 

Jikoni

Running on one Sunday a month from February to April, Civilised Sundays at Jikoni returns for its second year in ...More

 
Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting For The East India Company
Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting For The East India Company
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2020 

Wallace Collection 1 minute walk from Jikoni

Belatedly recognising the Indian artists commissioned by East India Company officials in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Wallace ...More

 
Beethoven 250
Beethoven 250
Concerts | Until 1st December 2020 

Wigmore Hall 5 minutes walk from Jikoni

December 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and to celebrate the occasion Wigmore Hall presents its special season, ...More

 
Jan Svoboda: Against the Light
Jan Svoboda: Against the Light
Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2020 

Photographers' Gallery 13 minutes walk from Jikoni

Having hosted Jan Svoboda's first solo exhibition back in 1982, the Photographers' Gallery now presents Against the Light, the first ...More

 
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2020
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2020
Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2020 

Photographers' Gallery 13 minutes walk from Jikoni

In spring each year The Photographers' Gallery in London shows an exhibition of work by the four artists shortlisted for ...More

 
Gauguin and the Impressionists
Gauguin and the Impressionists
Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2020 

Royal Academy of Arts 16 minutes walk from Jikoni

Hot on the heels of the Gauguin Portraits exhibition at the National Gallery, the French artist is the headline act ...More

 
Picasso and Paper
Picasso and Paper
Exhibitions | Until 13th April 2020 

Royal Academy of Arts 16 minutes walk from Jikoni

The Royal Academy presents an exploration of Picasso's works on and with paper throughout his prolific 80-year career. More than ...More

 
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2021 

Piccadilly Theatre 18 minutes walk from Jikoni

Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from ...More

 
Bitch Lit: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
Exhibitions | On 9th April 2020 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 18 minutes walk from Jikoni

Bitch Lit is our monthly book club devoted to new feminist writing and cult classics by women. Join us for ...More

Upstart Crow
Upstart Crow
Theatre | Until 25th April 2020 

Gielgud Theatre 19 minutes walk from Jikoni

David Mitchell makes his West End debut in Ben Elton's stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed BBC TV sitcom, Upstart ...More

 

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