Corrigan's Mayfair

Price guide: Expensive

28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7EH

Price guide: Expensive

Corrigan's restaurant interior

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#41 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
3
3.0
Value for money:
3.5
3.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, People watching, Relaxation, Special occasions

Expert review of Corrigan's Mayfair

Corrigan’s attracts a diverse group of fans with its unusual mix of Irish and haute cuisine.

Irish-born chef Richard Corrigan has been building a loyal custom in London for around 20 years, but this dining room in the Grosvenor House hotel is his newest and grandest venture. I particularly like the artwork here, which comes from Corrigan’s personal collection.

Food and drink: 

The menu gives a cheeky Irish wink to Corrigan’s humble rural upbringing, with dishes such as ‘ham and eggs’ (duck ham, fried duck egg and pig’s trotter ratatouille) and crubbeens (deep-fried pig’s trotter meat) served with pickled beetroot. It’s a great place to enjoy dishes for sharing, such as a kilo rib of beef with béarnaise sauce, or grouse pie with cabbage and girolles. I’d like to eat my way through the dessert list but can’t resist the cherry bakewell soufflé. The international wine list is strong on biodynamic wines and small, independent producers.

Ambience: 

Streamlined comfort, with a clubby vibe and customers full of excited anticipation.

Service: 

Not as jolly as you might hope from the chef’s public persona.

Location: 

Just off a busy Park Lane.

Price advice: 

Weekday set lunches are great value at £27 for three courses including a 250ml carafe of wine; the Sunday roast menu costs the same but demands a £10 supplement for rib of beef. Main courses from the à la carte are £22.50-£38; if you’re watching the expenditure, go easy on side dishes as they’re a pricy £4.20-£7.

More information on Corrigan's Mayfair:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Irish, Modern
Address:
28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7EH
Telephone:
020 7499 9943
Website:
http://www.corrigansmayfair.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm; Sat 6pm-10.30pm; Sun noon-4pm, 6pm-9.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
Irish, celebrity chef, Richard Corrigan

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