Our Initiatives

“The Cook & The Critic”
Love Food Give Food

During September and October we take part in Action Against Hunger’s (ACF) Love Food Give Food campaign. Food security and child hunger is an issue very close to us as a restaurant.

To celebrate Jikoni’s first birthday Ravinder was joined by Observer food critic Jay Rayner who donned his kitchen whites and waited tables for a six course feast at Jikoni, to raise funds with us for Action Against Hunger. During September and October we add a suggested pound donation to the bill which also goes directly to ACF.


The importance of maternal cooking and immigrant cuisine is close to our heart. Jikoni has ongoing work with the Refugee Council, where each year we take on apprentices who have arrived in the UK as refugees, to help them gain confidence and skills in the work environment. Their culture and cuisine is also something our team value and learn from, showing how we can benefit from the arrival of such rich and diverse cultures in the UK.