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It’s already March and we are fast approaching one of the most significant dates of the year: no, not Brexit, but St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, 17th March. In preparation for this magnificent day of joy we’ve been exploring Irish bar options close to our branches. We would obviously recommend taking them all in on Paddy’s Day itself, starting south of the River at MC & Sons and moving up to Bloomsbury via the City. However, you may prefer to keep these venues in mind for future reference, when you’re ready to celebrate securing your new home through Frank Harris!
Our Frank Harris City, Barbican and Clerkenwell office (87 Long Lane, EC1A 9ET)
Just a short walk from our City, Barbican and Clerkenwell office you will find The Tipperary which, from the outside, looks like it might be one of the tiniest pubs in the world. Upon entering, you’ll find a traditional wood-panelled London boozer with a giant heart and a great vibe.
If you’re in search of a more relaxed afternoon, there is a restaurant upstairs which serves all the homely classics!
Our Frank Harris Bloomsbury office (81 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AL)
Philomena’s Irish Bar
In so many different respects, Bloomsbury is a very different place to the City and so too are its bars: Philomena’s is a big, Irish-themed sports pub where, on a sunny afternoon, you shouldn’t be surprised to find the crowd spilling outside onto the pavement (get there early on Paddy’s Day if you’re hoping to secure a table). Food here is reasonably priced and served until 10pm, offering an extensive, largely traditional menu.
If you find you’ve overdone it on the 17th then Philomena’s should be an essential part of your Sunday recovery plan: there’s a substantial Sunday lunch on offer for a mere £14, giving you the perfect place to gather yourself and start feeling slightly more human again…
Our Frank Harris South Bank and Waterloo office (123 Stamford Street, SE1 9NN)
MC & Sons
MC & Sons is half way between our South Bank office and Borough Station. It’s our outsider here – as Irish as the Tipperary and Philomena’s but with a twist: they serve a delicious Thai menu. I’m not sure how highly I would recommend mixing spicy prawns with several pints of Guinness, but if you’re taking a slightly more sedate approach to your drinking then this pub’s combination of old-world charm and exciting eastern cuisine could be the perfect spot to take a break from the booze.
The pub also provides an extensive whiskey list, which is definitely worth exploring fully.
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