Published 29 November 2021
by Josh Barrie
If you haven’t yet read Richard Corrigan’s long and enjoyable interview with the Irish Independent yet, you should. It is as excellent as you would expect. He touches on everything from cooking for the Queen to fighting off crack dealers.
Although it’s not all amusing anecdotes. The chef also speaks seriously about a few things, and one of them is his latest restaurant project in London. Corrigan has revealed he’s working on a site at the Hawley Wharf development in Camden Market. It won’t be far from his first home in London when he arrived in the late ‘80s.
“I am up to my eyes with designers, builders, for my new place in Hawley Wharf in Camden Basin,” he told the Irish paper. “That whole area of Camden was a bit of a tourist hole. Now it has become another London hub, like Shoreditch was in the 1990s.”
He went on: “I just got designs back from our architects, who built Soho House in Berlin, and they are amazing. We have about 120 seats on the roof and about 50 outside on the terrace. We don’t want to be too up our own bottoms. It is all about great food – bakery, smokery, craft beers – and it is going to be something really very special.”
There are no details beyond that but we imagine something more will materialise in 2022. The venture will mark Corrigan’s first new restaurant since Daffodil Mulligan launched around two years ago. We’ll bring you more news on the restaurant soon.