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Save yourself a trawl round all manner of 'Oirish' establishments this St Patrick's Day in search of a decent pint of Guinness with the Hot Dinners round-up of where to celebrate St Patrick's Day in London.


butchiesThere's lots at Camden Market this weekend, with the KERB traders putting on specials, including this from Butchies. It's "Fried chicken sandwich with Guinness cheese sauce, Irish country relish and a Tayto crisp, cheese and onion crumb". It has Tayto in it - could it BE any more Irish? On Friday and Saturday. 

If you can handle anything the day AFTER St Patricks, the Market has London's St Patrick’s Festival - expect a music-led cultural trail, family festival, Irish food, a Guinness bar, and a live concert featuring traditional and contemporary Irish music from Kila and Moxie


40ftOn St Patrick's weekend you can catch a lot of the Murphia over at the 40FT Brewery. On Saturday March 18, Robin Gill and Patrick Powell will assemble a team of bright Irish food producers and skilled chefs around London. There'll be drinks from Dave Mulligan who's created a cocktail list in association with some of the top Irish Cocktail bartenders in the business. Arveene (Dj/Producer) will be selecting some of the top, London-based Irish DJs to provide the soundtrack to the day and hosts 40FT Brewery will be offering special brews of their unique stouts and celebrated beers.


bleeckerOf course you can get a little taste of Irish cuisine every day from Bleecker, thanks to the Clonakilty black pudding in the Bleecker Black, so you can happily treat yourself to one for St Patrick's Day. And on the 17th, they can also make every shake Irish by adding a free shot of Baileys.


paternosterPaternoster Chop House will have a special menu all day, with "Corn beef hash, poached egg and butter sauce", "Smoked haddock and colcannon", "Irish stew" and this - "Guinness pudding with whisky cream".


poloThe 24 hour Polo Bar will be offering an Irish breakfast all day long and there's also this - the Paddy Pie (£9.50), filled with steak and Guinness, in shortcrust pastry and served with mash potato, onion gravy and mushy peas.


crosstownCrosstown Doughnuts can always be relied on to come up with a good special - and here's their St Patrick's offering. It's Baileys milk chocolate ganache, sandwiched between two layers of chocolate Guinness cake dough, hand-dipped in Guinness icing and finished with chocolate soil. Available from 17-19 March.


eatSo yes, it's not a restaurant, but if you just fancy grabbing something Irish to eat on the day, this could do the job. EAT are putting on an Irish Stew just for the day - expect "slow cooked lamb, carrot, swede and whole barley finished in a rich lamb stock" and mashed potato. Of course. Available at all EAT restaurants.

Plus, there's more:

The Old Bengal Bar in the City is teaming up with Jameson for some special cocktails until 19 March. They include Get Lucky (£12.50) - which is blend of Jameson Caskmates, lemon juice, sugar, egg white and matcha powder - so it'll be nice and green. On the day itself, expect live music from the O’Connell Duo.

Hipchips are putting on some special Irish dips for their crisps on the day itself. They'll have - "Savoury- Stout Rarebit & Chutney" and Sweet-Baileys Irish Cream" - available on the day.

If you head to any Youngs pub, you'll be able to get a free pint of Guinness if you use their app, from 16-19 March.

The Bloomsbury Club Bar is putting on a St Patrick's Party, partnering with Dingle Whiskey Distillery while Irish river dancers will be on hand and there's an authentic Irish menu including Baked West Coast Oysters and Murphy’s Blissful Butterscotch Ice Cream. 

In Marylebone, 108 Brasserie will have Guinness bread from morning to mid-afternoon, as well as a traditional Irish dish including, bacon loin, cabbage and parsley sauce on the menu for £16 all day. 

At Fortnum and Mason, Clodagh McKenna has taken over the Gallery restaurant until 19 March, with dishes including "Glenarm Sweet Cheeks, Buttery Colcannon & Braised Spring Onions". Or you can head down to their lower ground for Irish rock oysters, an Irish Stout Bar and tastings from Irish food suppliers across the floor.

The newly revamped Goode and Wright will have a Guinness Chocolate Cake on the menu - Guinness chocolate sponge, layered with a light Marmite Chantilly cream, served alongside a black sesame ice-cream, on a little bed of crystallised white chocolate for a fiver.


And don't forget the Murphia

If you want the best food the Irish have to offer London all year round - check out our feature on the Irish names that are big in the London food and drink scene here

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  • Sweet-Baileys Irish Cream

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