St Patricks Day is around the corner! And while you may be stuck on where to go, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top ten recommendations on where you should be dining to celebrate St Patricks Day this year.
Daffodil Mulligan, Shoreditch
Daffodil Mulligan is first on our list. Situated in Shoreditch, this gem incorporates the flair of Ireland, while offering an array of other international food too. Enjoy their selection of Irish whiskey, beers, gins, hot alcoholic beverages, and much more. There is certainly something for every taste palette! The chef, Richard Corrigan, reigns from Ireland and introduces many dishes from his background of cooking and travels. You can also expect nights filled with live music, bound to ensure a memorable St Patricks Day.
Brigadiers might be known for its stellar Indian cuisine, but it will be tipping its hat to Ireland this Paddy’s Day. From 12-5pm, guests can tap their feet to live Irish folk music from band The Stomping Boondocks, while a celebratory Guinness Butler Service will make sure there is never an empty glass of Guinness in sight, and a £20 supplement will get you free-flowing Black Velvets. Dishes to tuck into will include a masala carabinero prawn cocktail and hot Goan sausage oysters.
Myrtle Restaurant, Chelsea
Myrtle Restuarant is our next recommendation. Found in Chelsea, the restaurant boasts its delicious menu of European dishes with a touch of Irish flair. This is a particularly good option if you’re looking for something a bit more relaxed, but still fun. With the hope of captivating its customers, Myrtle Restaurant wants to wow you with sophisticated dining in a homely atmosphere. This St Patrick’s Day includes a fundraiser, where you’ll enjoy a specially created menu. £25 of the £100 set menu price will go towards the London Irish Centre.
Rotunda, Kings Cross
On Friday 15 March, Rotunda will host a St Patrick’s Day celebration in aid of two charities – The Clink and The London Irish Centre. The festivities will kick off at 12.15pm with a canapé reception, featuring Black Velvet cocktails (a combination of Champagne and Guinness). The reception will be followed by a four-course lunch, while guests will also be able to enjoy live Irish music, a raffle and an auction all in aid of the good causes. Raffle prizes include a trip to Amsterdam, so let’s hope you have the luck of the Irish on your side.
Phoeonix Arts Club, Soho
If you’re in the mood to do something a little different, with a greater entertainment aspect, Phoenix Arts Club is hosting an exciting event, especially for St Patricks Day. Sit back and enjoy the celebrated Irish talent, while you devour a two-course Irish dinner, accompanied by a pint of Guinness (obviously!) Located between Soho and Covent Garden, make your way down for a guaranteed fun-filled night.
Fitz’s Bar, Bloomsbury
Next on our list of recommendations is Fitz’s Bar. For St Patricks Day, Fitz’s Bar and Bar 1661 will be joining forces to bring you a night to remember. With awards like Best Cocktail Bar in Ireland, Bar 1661 will provide you with incredible drinks that will have you recommending to friends for ages. This one is definitely going to be a thrilling way to spend your St Patricks Day – some might even say “it’ll be great craic!”.
Black Rock, City
To celebrate the very best of Irish whisky this St. Patricks Day, they’ve got a dream tasting lined up to prove it! Join their very special guest host, industry legend Claire Best, for this masterclass of the very best expressions from the Midleton Distillery. The lucky guests will be sampling:
Redbreast 12 Year Old
Midelton Very Rare
Powers John Lane
Method and Madness – French chestnut finish
That’s an incredible line up of drams for you from Ireland’s favourite distillery. Book now, as tickets are strictly limited.
Paternoster Chop House, St Pauls
For a more sophisticated feel and with a beautiful view of St Paul’s Cathedral, Paternoster Chop House is creating a menu specifically to celebrate the Irish holiday. Filled with the favourite Irish dishes of the Head Chef, Jose Lopez, you’re bound to be blown away by some delicious cooking! Paternoster Chop House is proud of its reputation that celebrates its buzzing restaurant, as well as its lively bar. This is not to be missed!
Core by Claire Smyth, Notting Hill
For an extravagant meal on St Patrick’s Day, in the heart of Notting Hill, you’ll find Core by Claire Smyth. With her upbringing spent in Northern Ireland, her food is influenced by the flavours and dishes unique to her childhood. Core is known for its inclusion of the best ingredients because of its close relationship with farmers. You’ll want to spend your evening dining here if you’re in the mood for a quality culinary experience. You won’t be disappointed!
Last but certainly not least on our list is Roe, a treasured seafood restaurant by Simon Whiteside. Throwing in his Irish heritage into his love for seafood, you’ll feel spoiled with the range of fish. Choose between sea trout, cod, or oysters, among so much more. Spend your St Patricks Day in the hands of the Irish-born, seafood fanatic, Simon. You’ll be in good hands!
Wherever you decide to dine on St Patricks Day, if you take our recommendations and try out any one of these places, you can rest assured you’ll have a happy tummy and an even better night!