Famous Renowned Chef
Richard is the Michelin star chef/owner of Corrigan Restaurants, which operate Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Corrigan’s Mayfair, London and Bentley’s Sea Grill in Harrods, London. As a chef Richard’s philosophy is firmly rooted in a sense that food should reflect both who we are and where we are.
Richard is actively involved in the Slow Food Movement and heartily believes in the “farm to fork” philosophy and promotes small artisan producers both in the UK and his native Ireland. Lauded as one of the greatest chefs of his generation, Richard has won 3 AA Restaurant of the Year awards.
Richard’s culinary career, in brief, spans several years in the Netherlands, head chef of Mulligan’s in Mayfair and gained his first Michelin Star, as head chef, of Fulham Road in Fulham in 1994 followed by his second star at Lindsay House in Soho, in 1997. He has received praise from some of the fiercest food and restaurants critics in the land.
In addition to wowing the London food scene, Richard has cooked for the Queen twice, British Airways Concorde and is the Chef’s Alliance Spokesperson of the Slow Food Movement.
Born in County Meath, Ireland, he was raised in a farming family that grew, fished and hunted much of the food that came to the table.
Most recently, Richard bought a 100-acre private estate, the Virginia Park Lodge in Ireland.