We wanted to create a space, in an era of closing borders, within which cultures would sit side-by-side and mix to create something greater than the sum of their parts, a core philosophy in Jikoni’s cooking.

This is a space for Ravinder to teach and share knowledge about the unique ingredients, culinary traditions and flavours that are not often seen in London restaurant kitchens.

It was important for Jikoni – which means kitchen in Swahili – to integrate and enrich its local community and neighbourhood, and this was translated into the brand ethos and interior design.

Photography credits to Rahil Ahmad.