For a restaurant that is as foodie as it is sceney, IT London knocks it out of the park.
28 February 2020
Daffodil Mulligan is a sight for sore eyes on City Road, offering respite and refreshment from the area‘s hustle and bustle. Mr Corrigan has secreted away a boisterous Irish pub in the basement, where live bands perform during the evenings, which was a blast on the opening night. Upstairs, you can crowd along the oyster bar to catch the activity from the open-plan kitchen, perch on a high-top table to avail yourself of small plates and the excellent, edgy wine list, or sit at one of the tables lining the wall for a full-on dining experience. We opted for the latter, kicking it off with a cold, commanding half of Gibney‘s Irish stout.
From start to finish we were charmed by Daffodil Mulligan‘s menu. Things got off to a grabd start with whipped smoked cod‘s roe and seaweed (a steal at £3), as well as crab, lovage and pickled pear, salt chilli chicken with chorizo, and vongole with "Daffy‘s Dressing", which saw tender cockles immersed in a rich chicken broth. Hereford prime sirloin grated over with horseradish and served with chimichurri bearnaise was a delight on the palate, especially with a side of mash sprinkled over with bone marrow crumb. Oven roasted lobster with kimchi was ineffably tender and beautifully seasoned, a dish that seems like it‘s going to try hard but easily succeeds. We wrapped up our meal with a dark chocolate mousse with banana and salted caramel - a lazy man‘s banoffee - which was indulgence incarnate.
Daffodil Mulligan sees Corrigan, an old hand in the kitchen, cooking with the energy of a twentysomething. We loved it.
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