Richard is undoubtedly the most established and well known Irish chef we have in the country. He has opened numerous restaurants, gained Michelin stars, is the author of two recipe books, cooked for the Queen and regularly makes appearances on radio and television; notably winning Great British Menu three times. Richard runs Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill off Piccadilly and Corrigan’s Mayfair. In addition Richard acquired Virginia Park Lodge in Co Cavan, Ireland, in January 2014, a beautiful country lodge suitable for rural retreats, leisure pursuits and weddings.
Richard has cooked all his life and he is a vehement supporter of British and Irish produce and small independent suppliers. Richard’s chefs only use wild game, wild sustainable fish, and produce such as butter, cheese and charcuterie is sourced from mostly from family run independent businesses in the Britain and Ireland. Bread is made in the restaurants bakeries and salmon is smoked on Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill rooftop; in short everything where possible is made from scratch in-house.
‘Richard is the best at what he does. From the menu to front of house, all his establishments share his warmth and sense of occasion, making the simple flawless’ . Nigella Lawson