Bloomberg critic Richard Vines broke the news today, tweeting that the site will be inspired by Corrigan’s farm and gardens at his Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan, Ireland, with “long drinks made from the fruit of his orchards”.
Hot Dinners adds that the restaurant, set to open in September, will be named Daffodil Mulligan.
Corrigan confirmed the news, adding that he has teamed up with fellow Irishman John Nugent – who founded hospitality company Green & Fortune and was managing director of Corrigan Restaurants from 2005-06 – for the project.
There is a great team being assembled, john Nugent front of house , Tony gibney on bar from malahide irelands legendary bar , myself at the fire pit with help , Peter milken founder of kings place and its musical brilliance will catalogue the musical offering, https://t.co/qfth5ZyupK— Richard Corrigan (@CorrigansFood) June 12, 2019
Irish chef Niall Davidson opened Nuala on Old Street in December 2017 to positive reviews, but he departed the restaurant after less than a year and the site closed for good in January 2019.
Corrigan’s upcoming project will be the latest in a string of high-profile restaurant openings from Irish chefs in London. Both Robin Gill’s Darby’s and Anna Haugh’s Myrtle opened in May, while former Chiltern Firehouse chef Patrick Powell is launching Allegra in Stratford this month.
Gill is also overseeing the restaurant and food and beverage at the upcoming Great Scotland Yard hotel in London later this year.
Corrigan also runs Michelin-starred Corrigan’s Mayfair and Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill in the capital.