Richard is undoubtedly the most established and well-known Irish chef in the UK. He initiated the rehabilitation of British and Irish food, combining modern luxury with country cooking. Richard has opened numerous restaurants, gained Michelin stars, is the author of two recipe books, cooked for the Queen and Barack Obama, and regularly makes appearances on radio and television; notably winning Great British Menu three times, and also being a regular judge on the popular BBC series.
Richard runs Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill off Piccadilly Circus, Corrigan’s Mayfair and Daffodil Mulligan as well as Virginia Park Lodge in County Cavan, Ireland. He is a vehement supporter of British and Irish produce and small independent suppliers and only uses wild game and sustainable fish in his restaurants.