St Paddy’s Day is on the horizon, and although we have to mark the usually raucous occasion at home, we can still make the most of it. Here’s how to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in London while we’re in lockdown
By Felicity Carter
The 17th March usually sees the streets flooded with Guinness-drinking revellers donning shamrocks and dressed in green, all in celebration of our Irish neighbours. Also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick’s Day is the opportune time for feasting and quaffing. For St Patrick’s Day 2021, we will all be at home but here’s five of the best Irish-inspired food and drink deliveries to get the party started. Sláinte!
How to celebrate St Patrick’s Day at home
Rogues London St Paddy’s Day Dinner
Brought to you by ex-Galvin chef duo Freddie Sheen and Zac Whittle, Rogues has been working on a comforting Irish meal inspired by Freddie’s roots. The menu includes soda bread with caramelised onion and Guinness butter, steak and ale pie, colcannon and grilled cabbage, and for pudding, apple cake with Baileys custard. The meal is great value at £30 per person including delivery within the M25, plus they will throw in a free pint of Guinness.
HonestBrew’s Irish Beers
HonestBrew has curated a selection of authentically Irish beers to help celebrate the occasion at home. Expect juicy pale ales to more traditional rich stouts, including the Kinnegar Scraggy Bay, one of Ireland’s most popular craft beers, and HonestBrew’s staff pick, Boundary Export Stout, which is ultra-flavourful with its smooth chocolate, caramel, coffee, and fruity notes.
Paddy’s Day DIY Kit: Guinness X Handsome Burger
More than three years in the making, this DIY burger kit from Honest comes with everything you need to make their Paddy’s Day burger at home. It includes: Honest Butchery patties, beef & Guinness gravy, shoestring fries, Guinness candied bacon, two-year-aged Galway Kylemore Farmhouse cheddar ‘Kilnalahan Reserve’, Honest pickles, Handsome Sauce (American mustard, sumac and chunky-pickle burger sauce), burger buns, rosemary chip colcannon and Guinness Draught 440ml cans. It is priced at £26.00 per kit plus £6 nationwide any day delivery.
HYDE Irish Whiskey
What better way to celebrate Paddy’s Day than with a whiskey cocktail? With generations of experience in the drinks industry dating back to 1916, the Hyde Brothers produce handcrafted, award-winning Irish Whiskey. The small batch, limited edition whiskies are matured in first fill Bourbon Oak Barrels and then finished in either Vintage Oloroso Sherry Casks or Dark Caribbean Rum Casks for a rich, depth of flavour.
Homeslice Black and Gold Pizza
Calling all pizza lovers, Homeslice have come up with their very own ode to Paddy, and it comes in the form of their Black and Gold pizza. It features Ireland’s much-loved Clonakilty black pudding, Guinness braised sticky onions, sliced Yukon Gold potatoes and Fior di Latte mozzarella, finished with Coolea cheese shavings from County Cork. The Black and Gold will be available for delivery and collection from 17th March for one-week only, and prices range from £13.95 for 12” and £22.00 for 20”. Order via Deliveroo or collect from Homeslice’s sites in Covent Garden, Marylebone, White City, Shoreditch and City.
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