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Renowned Chef Announces New Restaurant Off Old Street [Updated]

Richard Corrigan has purchased the former Nuala site

Richard Corrigan adds new London restaurant to Corrigan’s Mayfair and Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill Richard Corrigan [Official Photo]

Widely acclaimed chef Richard Corrigan will open a new London restaurant off Old Street. According to Bloomberg’s Richard Vines, the restaurant will open in September, with a direct connection to the chef’s farm at Virginia Park Lodge in Ireland.

Corrigan later elaborated on the announcement with details of his team, including “myself at the fire pit, with help.”

The restaurant, named Daffodil Mulligan, will open, somewhat appropriately, on the former Nuala site. That decently acclaimed, modern Irish restaurant closed at the start of 2018: After a series of kind, if caveated reviews from Fay Maschler and Jay Rayner, and some bizarre, boorish xenophobia from Julie Burchill, co-founder and head chef Niall Davidson departed Nuala — just four months into his tenure.

Shortly afterwards, acclaimed sommelier Honey Spencer departed to start Bastarda, before joining up with James Lowe and John Ogier ahead of the opening of new wine bar Flor; head chef Colin McSherry moved on to Richard Turner’s latest project, Gridiron in Mayfair; restaurant manager Charlie Sims returned to Noma, and rising star chef Anaïs Van Manen left to pursue Bastarda with Spencer, as well as Snackbar with Freddie Janssen and a development role at Bao.

Corrigan is best known for Corrigan’s Mayfair and Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill, also in Mayfair; he is also a regular judging chef on Great British Menu.

More soon.


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