Daffodil Mulligan | Richard Corrigan's new Old Street restaurant

Richard Corrigan is replacing an Irish restaurant with... his own Irish restaurant

Daffodil Mulligan

Daffodil Mulligan | Richard Corrigan’s new Old Street restaurant

Despite getting some promising reviews, Old Street’s own Irish bar & restaurant, Nuala, did not have the luck of… well, you know.

It shut up shop at the start of the year, and now the space has been taken up by Richard Corrigan, who’ll re-open it as Daffodil Mulligan. For those who don’t know Corrigan: he’s one of the most successful Irish chefs in recent decades, having scored Michelin Stars at three different restaurants, won Great British Menu three times, and been awarded London Restaurant of the Year four times in a career littered with culinary accomplishments.

Richard Corrigan at Daffodil Mulligan

Corrigan’s plans are to keep the menu Irish, even going so far as to use produce from his own estate in Ireland. He’ll also bus in Irish pub legend Tony Gibney (who runs the show at famed boozer Gibney’s of Malahide) to take over the bar space downstairs.

And as for the name? It’s a reference to a real person, Daffodil Mulligan, who was the daughter of street seller Biddy Mulligan, both of whom have been immortalised in folk songs over the years.

So it’s good to know that despite the change of hands, this place isn’t changing its tune too much.

NOTE: Daffodil Mulligan is due top open this November. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can keep an eye on Corrigan’s own Twitter account right HERE.


Daffodil Mulligan | 70-74 City Road, EC1 2BJ

While you’re there… you can check out Passo right next door. 

Daffodil Mulligan

70-74 City Road, Shoreditch, East London, EC1 2BJ


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