28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7EH
This remarkable three-AA-rosette restaurant redefines the concept of quintessential British cuisine. Here, honest, no-nonsense cuisine – inspired by Richard Corrigan’s humble, rural upbringing – is served up in one of the city’s most enviable postcodes. Corrigan’s combines Richard’s distinct culinary flair with unpretentious food and an exciting wine list. The main dining room offers an ambience of understated luxury. Sturdy, studded chairs and crisp white linen are offset by dark wood floors and the odd playful embellishment. However, it’s the menu that steals the show. The award-winning meals begin with the likes of Carpaccio of octopus accompanied by Seville oranges and bittersweet almonds, and roasted veal tongue with wild celery and truffle. The robust flavours continue with mains such as shin of beef with peppered bone marrow and snails, and saddle of wild rabbit with sweet medjool dates. Showcasing the likes of rhubarb souffl é with piquant ginger ice cream, the desserts are also triumphant. These dishes’ heady, unadulterated flavours really deserve celebration, as does their value for money. Visit midweek at lunchtime and indulge in two courses for £28 or three courses for the astonishingly affordable price of £34. In addition to the stylish cocktail bar and stunning restaurant, there are also four exclusive private dining rooms: the Chef’s Table, the Poet’s Corner, Kitchen Library and the Lindsay Room.