Daffodil Mulligan

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£25 and under
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Contemporary British
Daffodil Mulligan is a restaurant and late bar in the heart of Shoreditch. The 60-cover restaurant will include a 10-seater oyster bar and a basement saloon bar which will play host to a series of live music nights. The venue is a destination embodying the heart and mischief of the Irish, but with International food influences.

The name’s origin is a song about Daffodil Mulligan, the daughter of a legendary Dublin street vendor. The venues identity articulates her spirit and bursts with soul, anarchy and a wicked sense of humour.

Special Offers

6 course sharing menu with drink £40 per person

Every weekday lunchtime, chef’s choice 6 course sharing menu with a half pint of Gibney’s Stout or glass of bubbles on arrival for £40 per person

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Must be booked by the whole party. Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Please allow for 2 hours for your booking.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 10 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:45

What 97 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very noisy for a business meeting. Very friendly & professional service. Good choice of starters and ‘small plates’ but mains very limited. A bit pricey!

DR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go back, a fabulous experience.

Great atmosphere and vibe, friendly service and really amazing food. The mackerel was the freshest I have ever tasted, the beef tartare was exceptional.

Went downstairs after dinner for some live music and drinks. Perfect Saturday evening.

GS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Interior decor was great.

T
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, great atmosphere will definitely go again!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Daffodil Mulligans for Valentines weekend. As I’m Irish and my husband is English I’ll take any excuse to go to an Irish establishment!
We had the Chilli chicken starter and the Iberico Ham starter - both good in size and flavour.
For mains my husband had the steak with chimichurri and I had the half lobster with kimchi. The lobster was cooked perfectly, and the butter it was served in was flavoursome. However, while I like lobster and love kimchi, I personally didn’t love the two together - but that’s a personal preference.
For dessert I had the Almond and Bergamot sandwich - which was lovely, a different style of dessert. My husband had a cognac called Apple on barrel and it was delicious.
We finished with some Guinness downstairs in the lovely Snug in the pub.
Overall a lovely Irish feel to the restaurant, and the menu is different and exciting. We would recommend and definitely return.

CV
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The smoked salmon was absolutely incredible. The stand out of the meal. Everything else was top notch as well. The ambience and flatware is somewhat over 70s but my word. The *food*!

E
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really good food and atmosphere, the valentines tasting menu was a bit steep though at 75 pounds per person and staff seemed rushed off their feet with a full restaurant , but lovely evening overall and would definitely go back and order a la carte.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Let themselves down with a poor greeting/ welcome and subsequent interactions with the maitre d initially. However he did take the opportunity to rectify this, after I had made my feelings known, with complimentary champagne. The wider group of staff from the food servers to the wine server really made us feel welcome so my advice would be to persevere for a great night in a warm atmosphere. Good grub and good vibe overall. I’d recommend this place

DZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A warm welcome and excellent service throughout. A wide ranging menu that had a number of options we could have chosen. Doreen had cods roe - an unusual dish these days, whilst I enjoyed the venison sausages. We shared a mackerel for mains. The most delicious mackerel ever. We both loved our desserts - cheese and cake. And a fine coffee to finish off. A good price for food of this excellent quality. We will be back

g
London
48 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this place, there's always a good energy. Service is super-friendly and fast without being intrusive. I had the beef tartare with oyster sauce the flavours blended superbly, and the beef was cut into perfectly sized dice so you still get the texture that gets lost with ground/minced versions. The salt-baked roast chicken was also superb - possibly one of the two or three best chickens I've ever had (alongside Quat' Saisons to give you my benchmark). Overall value is excellent for this standard of cooking in central London. I remember loving Richard Corrigan's first London restaurant, the Lindsay House int he 1990s, and it's great to see that he hasn't lost his touch. A really enjoyable visit.

CG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daffodil Mulligan is an absolutely brilliant place to eat; I've done two recent lunches there with different guests and on both occasions the food was exquisite, the service brilliant and the ambiance magic. Very hard to beat - the value is extraordinary.

s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. Had drinks in the bar before our dinner reservations. The bar was warm and cozy, nice soft lighting. The service and food excellent and the birthday girl had a menu which mentioned her name and birthday. We will be back!!!!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding!! By far the best I’ve had in a long time in London. The food was incredible too! Will def be back!

HR
London
19 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food on a well thought out taster menu and much improved wine list. Great place for good food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere with good service.

DW
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Great design and ambience, but the rest was a real let down for my group and I.

First up, a table of 7 right by the front door - really? Leave that for walk-ins!

I waited 20+ minutes for a simple cocktail only to be given a drink with no garnish, which then took an age to arrive.

Whilst the menu was explained, it wasn't that thorough as staff members were rushed off their feet, but I did like the variety of options.

My sea bream was totally undercooked with an offer 'to heat it up'. My colleagues chops, likewise. The sharing steak was cold.

We eventually had a sum deducted from our bill, but I shouldn't have had to ask.

I will have to leave other diners to have a better experience.

Daffodil Mulligan
Responded on 11 February 2020

Dear DineWorld, We are sorry to hear your visit to us at daffodil Mulligan did not meet your expectations and I have passed your comments onto the management team. Please do contact our general manager Richard Corrigan as he would like to discuss your experience in greater detail. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the near future. Regards, Aaron Dray Reservations & Events Manager

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PF
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, friendly and attentive. A real gem.

M
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’m a foodie and the quality of ingredients and flavours were outstanding. Highly recommend.

TM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The second trip was as good as the first and that is an achievement. The food is wonderful both in the delivery and the thought behind it and the service is delivered by people who are engaged, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
in fact I have booked for another visit in a few weeks!

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the taster menu which was both varied and "filling". Highly recommend the food and service but in fairness it was a bit quiet on a Monday lunchtime in January!! Definitely go again.

LB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and bar excellent - highly recommend. Enjoyed a great Saturday evening with a party of work colleagues. Lovely bar area to enjoy before and after drinks. Really friendly staff in both bar and restaurant. Live music in the bar by Lots Holloway - great atmosphere. Gibney's stout on draft - recommend that too!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not disappointed with our expectation of Mr Corrigan's new restaurant , it was outstanding in every aspect . It also has the added bonus of a bar downstairs and their was live music on the evening that we visited , it was very much like being in a bar in Ireland ( had a good feel about the place ). Fortunately due to my Irish background I knew what crubeen's were of which were superb and fully recommended . Pricewise I found Daffodil Mulligan's very reasonable indeed !

CB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From arrival to leaving we had a lovely evening. The food was delicious especially the bone marrow mash. Look forward to visiting again next time I am in London. Thanks to everyone at DM.

ED
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great food, excellent friendly and helpful staff

JH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, great atmosphere and knowledgable service led by Richie the General Manager. Perfect for shellfish lovers

C
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal - highly recommend. The shared beef ribs were delicious, the service friendly and prompt. Great, relaxed bar downstairs too.

B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal and overall experience was very good

KF
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Really poor food. Meant to be a good restaurant but the food just didn’t deliver.

WF
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Incredibly friendly staff at this new Irish restaurant just along from Old Street roundabout. A great menu, superbly executed will make Daffodil Mulligan a must-go-to destination. Very enjoyable.

PZ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb lunch and a brilliant addition to the London restaurant scene.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible evening! The space has been beautifully transformed so you feel both in the hub of things and able to enjoy time with the person you're with. The food was sensational - the tasting menu was full of delicate dishes and outstanding cuisine and super reasonable for 6 courses. Dessert was utterly wonderful and portioned exactly right after sumptuous 5 previous courses. The staff were a complete delight from the first greeting through to the bar downstairs and at the table.
Thank you Daffodil Mulligan's - we'll be back :)

PS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Had high hopes for this restaurant - 5min walk from my office, 15min walk from my flat. The poor service ruined the whole experience. A whole glass of wine spilled on my colleagues scarf by the manager. Manager apologised and gave her a napkin and said she would 'take care of us'. We ordered the oyster, staff dropped them off but didn't tell us which oysters were which, when we chased and called them over, they said 'I believe this one is...' At the end, I asked the manager what she meant by 'taking care of us' and she said if my colleague had some wine, she would have 'topped it up' but she didn't have wine and that's all she can offer. Overall, a good experience if you like a £20 dry cleaning bill added to your evening, but do order the wine. Have told my colleagues and neighbours to avoid.

AD
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great new addition to Old Street. Excellent food, service and ambience. We'll be back for sure!

m
London
19 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It is a nice place but certainly not amazing. If I lived close I wld go more often certainly for a drink but within 45 mins of where I live there are many better places. Food was good, service was good - we had the salt baked chicken but is it really better than a good Sunday Roast? It made a nice change but Shoreditch has some really great places and I am not sure this is in the top group.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally fantastic!

The food came quickly, it was wholesome and very tasty!

The sharing option looked really exciting! I look forward to going back to try those.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ok. But average.

x
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food but expensive for what it is, poor value for money

OT
London
45 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, wow, wow.

Great atmosphere and the food is amazing.

Will definitely be returning.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I went with a little trepidation because some very recent reviews have talked of disappointing cooking. None of that for us.

Relaxed vibe, very welcoming and friendly staff, with only one minor hiccup in the service. Each of us had the 6 course Chef's Special, which presumably changes day to day. If you expect a theme or connecting thread between the various plates, I didn't find one. But all were interesting and well executed, beef tartare with raw oyster foam the most memorable / unusual.

B
London
45 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I enjoyed my meal, one of our party had a mackerel dish which he was not impressed by.

KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was excellent and the manager was lovely but in general the service was poor. Understaffed and the staff they had clearly haven’t had much experience in this type of restaurant. They really didn’t know what they were doing. Hopefully they will be able to get it sorted going forward.

Daffodil Mulligan
Responded on 14 January 2020

Dear Kennedy, Thank you for your feedback in relation to your visit to Daffodil Mulligan. I have noted down that you were unhappy with the general service and will discuss these pointers raised with the restaurant management team. We are striving to deliver an exceptional level of customer service, so if you could contact the general manager Richard Corrigan Jr. to discuss your visit in greater detail, we can establish where we can improve. Kind Regards, Aaron Dray Reservations Manager

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