Flagship restaurant from Richard Corrigan
Irish born and bred, Richard Corrigan is a staple chef within the UK scene and has appeared on countless cooking programs on Television, most notably The Great British Menu. Corrigans is a Mayfair restaurant that has graced London since 2008. This was a lunch and my first visit here, proving to be a slick operation with stylish décor and an agreeable lunch menu. This set menu lunch was £34 for the three courses and with a couple of sides, glass of wine and coffee, the total bill came to £108 so, roughly £54 per person which was pricey for the whole experience, but this was in good hospitality and the opulent surroundings obviously bumped up the price. I enjoyed this meal and whilst nothing stood out in terms of fireworks, I would happily come back here and perhaps for a private occasion which this venue seems to cater very well for.
This set lunch took advantage of the ham hock, celeriac, remoulade and red mustard starter as well as the stuffed squid, chorizo, feta and mussels. The mains included Tottenham Farm Pork rack, black pudding and Savoy cabbage which was enjoyable with very good black pudding. The second main was confit duck leg, Puy lentils (green lentils from central France) and aubergine which was reportedly very good. Chips & mash served on the side were decent.
Desserts included caramelised banana bread and caramel ice cream and a decadent chocolate mousse and orange ice cream. All of this rounded off a meal that simply focussed on simple and effective dishes without any hocus pocus. Whilst it was not in the stratosphere of dining experiences for me, it was still very comforting and reassuringly decent without trying to be something different or unnecessarily over the top.
Food Grade: 74%
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