10 Top St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

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Fran Hazell by | Posted on 13th March 2017
10 Top St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

This year St Patrick’s Day is on a Friday, which means there is no reason to not have a Guinness or two; but it’s not just about the Guinness, it’s also about Irish music, Riverdance flash mobs, stews and whisky…

The Bloomsbury Club Bar

What: River Dance Flash Mob

Why: The Bloomsbury Club Bar is going one step further than just serving whiskey – they are boasting their very own exclusive bottle, Dingle Distillery Single Malt Whiskey which will be poured in abundance over a two-day period. Live music, bespoke cocktails and an Irish food menu (think oysters and Irish whiskey rarebit) make it into a party, and if you visit on Friday you’ll witness an Irish Riverdance flash mob.
Friday 17th – Saturday 18th March

Where: 16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3NN

Website: www.thebloomsburyclub.com

Old Bengal Bar

Moorgate (Great Northern) (0.2 miles)

What: Whiskey Cocktails

Why: Celebrate St Paddy’s Day in the city with Old Bengal Warehouse. Jameson Caskmates will be shaking up three whiskey-based cocktails including ‘The Leprechaun’, made with port wine, sugar syrup and lemon juice. Live music courtesy of the O’Connell Duo will get the party started.
Monday 13th March until Sunday 19th March

Where: New Street, London, EC2M 2AF, United Kingdom

Website: www.oldbengalbar.co.uk

The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone

What: Rare Whiskies

Why: What’s St Patrick’s Day without a dram or two? Exactly, so it’s just as well Seymour’s Parlour at the Zetter Townhouse Marylebone are serving a selection of whiskies on the day – from the rare to the old – with the Whiskey Exchange and Jameson. Choose from bottles like Jameson’s Gold Reserve and Midleton Very Rare (bottling 2016).
Friday 17th March

Where: 28-30 Seymour Street, Marylebone, W1H 7JB

Website: www.thezettertownhouse.com

Pop Brixton

What: Face Painting and Ceilidh 

Why: Pop Brixton – always up for a party – are putting on a Paddy’s day special on Friday: the St. Paddy’s Jam. Rock up in your finest green attire, stock up on Guinness, and watch Fiddle Paradiddle (aka London’s wildest ceilidh band) do their thing. Is your name Patrick? You’re in luck. Show your ID to S11 bar between 5-7pm and get a pint on the house. Face paint, Guinness punch and Irish inspired food will get everyone else in the spirit.
Friday 17th March

Where: 49 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, SW9 8PQ

Website: www.popbrixton.org

Paternoster Chop House

City Thameslink (0.2 miles)

What: Guinness-inspired Food Menu

Why: Get creative with your Guinness consumption and eat it this Paddy’s Day… Paternoster Chop House have infused their menu with the black stuff – it’s made its way into everything from Irish stew to a Guinness pudding with whiskey cream. Other highlights include smoked wild Irish salmon with soda bread and a Baileys and chocolate cheesecake.
Friday 17th March

Where: Warwick Court, Warwick Lane, London EC4M 7DX, United Kingdom

Website: www.paternosterchophouse.co.uk

Smith & Wollensky

London Charing Cross (0.1 miles)

What: Irish Cocktails

Why: US steak restaurant, Smith & Wollensky are joining forces with Jameson Irish Whiskey in this American meets Irish celebration of St Patrick’s day. They’ll be serving pints of Guinness and cocktails including the classic Espresso Martini, a Jameson Cloudy Apple and The Tipperary – a cocktail which became popular in pre-prohibition New York.
Friday 17th March 

Where: The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, Covent Garden Riverside, London WC2N 6HT, United Kingdom

Website: www.smithandwollensky.co.uk

108 Brasserie

What: Irish Dishes

Why: 108 Brasserie will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a whole host of Irish dishes, there’ll be Guinness bread available from 8am to 3pm, Irish coffee served over lunch time, a suitably Irish dish of bacon loin, cabbage and parsley sauce for lunch and dinner and of course an Irish cocktail, The Dingle Sour, made from Dingle Gin, sugar syrup, plum bitters and egg white.
Friday 17th March 

Where: 108 Brasserie, Marylebone Lane, London, United Kingdom

Website: www.108brasserie.com

Wright Brothers Soho Oyster House

Oxford Circus (0.4 miles)

What: Guinness Pairing Menu

Why: Wright Brothers have teamed up with Guinness to create a distinctly Irish three- course pairing menu. Dishes include three Carlingford oysters served with a traditional Black Velvet (a mix of Champagne and stout); wild Atlantic prawns with Guinness-infused mayonnaise and half a pint of Guinness and a smoked haddock rarebit Scotch egg served with a bottle of Hop House.
Available Friday 17th – S unday 19th March at all the London-based Wright Brothers restaurants.

Where: Kingly Court, 13 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PW, United Kingdom

Website: www.thewrightbrothers.co.uk

Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill

Piccadilly Circus (0.3 miles)

What: St Patrick's Day Feast

Why: If you can escape the office, then head over to Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill for Richard Corrigan’s St Patrick’s Day feast. Using the best Irish ingredients from his estate in County Cavan, Virginia Park Lodge, the four- course menu will include Bentley’s rooftop smoked salmon, Irish stew with bacon and cabbage and Irish apple tart with Jameson Cream and coffee and chocolates. There’ll also be live music, we can’t think of a much better way to spend a Friday afternoon.
Friday 17th March

Where: 11-15 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DG, United Kingdom

Website: www.bentleys.org

Camden Market

What: St Patrick's Day Festival

Why: The Mayor of London’s annual St Patrick’s festivities will be heading to Camden Market, for a day of live performances from Irish bands, a Guinness bar, Irish dancing, the Six Nations screened live and Irish dishes from the street food stalls. The Cheese Bar will be serving up a blue cheese raclette made with Young Bucks Irish cheese, salt beef and potatoes, Crosstown Doughnuts will have a chocolate Guinness doughnut with Baileys and chocolate ganache and Guinness icing and Chin Chin Labs will have a stout ice cream with a seaweed caramel and potato sponge cake.
Saturday 18th March

Where: Camden Market, Camden Lock Place, Camden NW1 8A

Website: www.camdenmarket.com

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