We simply adore Corrigan’s Mayfair. Think quintessential British and Irish cuisine fused with seasonal produce and chef Richard’s culinary prowess, so good in fact that we return time and time again to catch a taste of that Irish charm. Richard Corrigan is famed for his stalwart eateries, loved by many, which include Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill and the previously mentioned Corrigan’s Mayfair.
Set to open in September, his new venture will sit just off buzzy Old Street and, we’re told, will venture deeper into seasonal influences with a a direct connection to the chef’s farm at Virginia Park Lodge in Ireland. There’s also talk of there being coastal emphasis.
Named Daffodil Mulligan, the restaurant will open on the site of a former Irish restaurant, Nuala in fact, which is very apt given its Irish chef and Irish cuisine. Aside from that, however, we know little else, leaving things entirely up to the imagination!
One thing’s for sure. With Richard Corrigan’s kitchen history, and his recent position as judge on the Great British Menu, Daffodil Mulligan will turn the heads of Old Street dwellers new and old. Clawing onto any info we can get, we’re assured the team behind the restaurant will be strong, with Corrigan tweeting: “There is a great team being assembled.”
Daffodil Mulligan is in fact the name of legendary Irish street seller Biddy Mulligan, who was immortalised in the song Biddy Mulligan the Pride of the Coombe Daffodil. Its sweet reference to Ireland cements the fact that this new restaurant will be truly influenced by Corrigan’s roots, and we’re sparing our appetites until September!