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What to Eat & Drink this St Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday held annually on March 17th. It’s celebrated in many places around the world with people coming together to celebrate Irish culture and heritage.

In Ireland, St Patrick’s Day a public holiday and is celebrated with parades, festivals, and other events. In other parts of the world, people celebrate St. Patrick's Day by wearing green, attending parades, and drinking Irish beer or whiskey. Some people also decorate their homes with four-leaf clovers and other symbols of Ireland. It's a day to celebrate Irish heritage and culture, and to enjoy the company of friends and family.

One of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is through Irish-inspired food and drink. Wondering where to start? We’ve got you sorted with some delicious food and drink ideas to help you celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style.


Guinness is a popular drink to enjoy on St Patrick's Day. Its rich, dark colour and creamy head make Guinness a perfect drink to toast to Irish heritage and culture. Additionally, the use of Guinness in dishes like beef pot pie adds a depth of flavour that is hard to beat.

From humble beginnings dating back to 1759 when Arthur Guinness leased St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, the Irish dry stout is now one of Ireland's most famous exports. Today Guinness is available in over 100 countries and each day more than 10 million glasses of Guinness stout are consumed around the world! Whether you're celebrating in Ireland or elsewhere in the world, enjoying a pint of Guinness is a great way to mark St Patrick's Day.

Guinness in Dublin Ireland

Beef & Guinness Pot Pie

Speaking of Guinness, a popular Irish-inspired dish is the savory Beef & Guinness Pot Pie. This hearty dish is perfect for St Patrick’s Day, and it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The Guinness adds a rich, deep flavour to the dish. The pie's beef filling is topped with a flaky pie crust and baked until golden brown. This dish is perfect for a cozy night dining with friends and family.

Traditional Irish Coffee

Another great way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day is with a traditional Irish coffee. This drink is made with hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and topped with whipped cream. The key to making the perfect Irish coffee is in the preparation. You’ll want fresh hot coffee and cream and a quality Irish whiskey. Sipping a traditional Irish coffee is the perfect way to warm up and get into the St Patrick’s Day spirit.


If you’re looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a little more kick, try a Boilermaker. This classic drink is made by dropping a shot of Irish whiskey into a glass of beer. The combination of the whiskey and beer creates a delicious flavour that’s perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Be sure to drink responsibly.

Celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Sydney

St Patrick's Day is celebrated in many parts of the world, including right here in Sydney where an annual St Patrick's Day parade is attended by thousands of people each year.

The parade is a vibrant display of Irish culture, featuring traditional Irish bands, dancers, and musicians.

In addition to the parade, many pubs and restaurants in Sydney offer special St Patrick's Day menus and drink specials. The celebration in Sydney is a great way for locals and visitors alike to come together and celebrate Irish heritage and culture.

Whether you’re Irish or not, you can enjoy this holiday by trying Irish food and drinks like Beef & Guinness Pot Pie or a Traditional Irish Coffee. And if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, give the Boilermaker a try. These food and drink ideas are sure to please, and they’re the perfect way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with friends. Sláinte!