Richard Corrigan opens Daffodil Mulligan in Old Street

Richard Corrigan opens Daffodil Mulligan in Old Street

Chef Richard Corrigan has opened his third London restaurant, as Daffodil Mulligan in Old Street launched this week.

Corrigan has partnered with John Nugent (Green & Fortune) and Tony Gibney (Gibney’s of Malahide) to run the project. The Irish trio acquired the former Nuala site in July 2019.

The 50-cover restaurant includes an oyster bar and a basement saloon bar which will play host to a series of live music nights.

The frequently changing menu, designed by Corrigan and head chef Simon Merrick, features produce from Corrigan’s estate in Ireland, Virginia Park Lodge, and is split into four sections: Small, Wood Oven & Grill, Sides and Sweet.

Dishes at Daffodil Mulligan include Crubeens with turnip, apple and English mustard (£6.50); Braised kale with ham knuckle on toast (£7); Tipperary Hereford Prime sirloin with a parsley, anchovy and caper dressing (£22); Grilled lamb ‘Raan’ chops with pickled cucumber (£6 per chop); Baked back of sole, Jerusalem artichoke, ceps and hazelnuts (£24) as well as pork belly from award-winning butcher, Peter Hannan, served with roasted pineapple, lychee and mint (£14).

Named after the daughter of Biddy Mulligan – a legendary Dublin street seller – Daffodil Mulligan hopes to showcase her Irish spirit and hospitality in London’s East End.