Its that dreaded time of year with Halloween over and Christmas shops popping up all over Ireland since August, garland and fairy lights seemingly crawling out of the wood work here there and everywhere it’s becoming harder and harder to ignore! So were going to try to focus on the positives of the premature celebrations and look to the perks: Christmas parties!
There really is nothing quite like an Irish Christmas party, It’s a opportunity to brush the dust off your gaudy Christmas jumper, beer-soaked Santy hat from last year and break out your best moves.
They can be a chance to let your hair down and finally tell your office crush know how you feel with wine fueled confidence, or to just let everyone know what you really think of them while taking full advantage of drink tokens. Wherever the night takes you is entirely up to you (and possibly the mulled wine), so we’ve decided to help you out by giving you some deadly venue suggestions where you can ‘rock the night away‘
One of Dublin’s best kept secrets, Platform 61 offers imaginative food, elegant wines and extraordinary cocktails in the intimate surroundings of an underground hideaway on South William Street. Nothing short of perfect for your Christmas get together. Why not enjoy a festive Christmas lunch with a choice of 2 or 3 courses for €28.00 per person, you can book your spot here.
Purple Sage at the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan
Celebrate Christmas in style with a mulled wine reception followed by a 5 course festive menu, all to fuel those dancing feet for all the pop hits from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s that we all love to hate & hate to love, with finger food at midnight for some extra soak-age. Priced at €60.00 per person, with special offers to parties over 20, book early to avoid disappointment, dates available to book include 1st, 8th & 15th of December, click here to book your dates.
The Boulevard Cafe located around the corner from Grafton Street on Exchequer / Wicklow Street, within the heart of Dublin city centre, making it the perfect location for you Christmas celebrations this year. With a special festive menu offered at €27.50 for lunch and Dinner €40 per person. Book early to avoid disappointment, you can do so here.
Le Bon Crubeen
Enjoy the festive season at Le Bon Crubeen with a delectable 3 course meal with the option of mulled wine or Prosecco on arrival. If its for family and friends or a Christmas work night out you can’t go wrong. This Christmas package is priced at €37.00 per person and is available all through the Christmas season (Vegan & Coeliac menus available upon request). Available for groups up to 150 people, book early to avoid disappointment by clicking here.
Kathmandu Kitchen Nepalese & Indian Restaurant
For a festive meal with a bit of spice you can enjoy a 3 course meal with tea or coffee included for only €29.99 per person at Kathmandu Kitchen, centrally located in the heart of the city, Dame Street making it the perfect start to your Christmas party. Book your place early to avoid disappointment, here.
Christmas in the city is an annual occasion for friends, family and old acquaintances to come together and celebrate. At Morelands Grill, we think a festive meal is the perfect way to relish good food while enjoying the Christmas buzz of the city centre. To celebrate the Christmas season, have a get together with friends and the outstanding food and service of the Morelands Grill.
Morelands Grill has availability for groups up to 85 guests on a private or semi-private basis throughout December. Tasty food and super location ensure Morelands Grill is the place to kick start the Christmas celebrations! Dinner & lunch menus available. Prices from €38.00 per person and you can book here.
Assaggio Restaurant at The Westgrove Hotel
Fancy celebrating the Festive Season privately with your friends and colleagues? Tailor-make your party with a number of private rooms available,catering for groups from 20 to 300 guests. Dates with availability include: Saturday 2nd December, Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, & you can book here.
Or thinking of something a little more casual? Why not enjoy a casual lunch in the Oak Bar and dine on a delicious main course, dessert with tea or coffee and festive mince pies for only €16.00, you can book this offer by clicking here.
Or for those who prefer something something a bit more upscale why not treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea including a Christmas cocktail, choice of teas, coffees, finger sandwiches & selection of pastries and tarts. All for €22.00 per person, click here to book now.
Fire & Salt at Johnstown Estate Hotel & Spa
Private Parties – Enjoy a private drinks reception followed by a 4 course festive meal at the stunning new Fire & Salt Restaurant, private function room bar, bar extension until late and use residents bar for those really making a night of it and availing of the rooms in the luxurious hotel. With rooms for 12 people up to 450 guests this is the perfect venue to cater to all of your festive party needs this year! Priced at €55.00 per person, you can make a booking inquiry here.
Shared Christmas party nights – Be greeting with a mulled wine drinks reception followed by a 4 course festive dinner and live entertainment rounded off with the resident DJ to dance the night away. (Live entertainment of Spring Break on the 9th of December & Mike Denver on the 15th of December). Available on the 9th or the 15 of December, and tickets are priced at €59.00 per person and are subject to availability. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment, which you can do here.
New Years Party – Want to get a head start on New Years? The Fire & Salt Restaurant at Johnstown Estate have you covered, with bookings being taken all throughout December. They are offering a delectable 6 course menu, with a glass of bubbly and live entertainment for you to enjoy ringing in the new year with your nearest and dearest. Priced at €69.00 per person, with rooms available on request. You can book your place here.
Dan Cronin’s Bar & Bistro, Newcastle West
This charming traditional Irish pub and restaurant is hosting their Christmas Party special which include a 4 course meal (and glass of wine) followed by a festive night of live music followed by their resident DJ to provide the ongoing soundtrack to your perfect Christmas do! Priced at €25.00 per person, be sure to book early to insure your spot, which you can do here.
The Depot Restaurant and Bar at The Station House Hotel, Letterkenny
The Station House Hotel is your perfect choice to celebrate your Christmas party in style this year! With a warm mulled wine reception on arrival followed by a delicious 4 course banquet. All to be rounded off with a live performance from some amazing Irish acts to include The Yetis & Rualie Bualie to help you on your way to dancing the night away. Priced at €28.00 per person, you can book here to avoid disappointment!
Greeted by a mulled wine reception & followed by a 4 course gourmet meal with a glass of house wine (with Christmas crackers and all!) All to set you up for a rowdy night of dancing the night away to all the hits with everything from Elvis to The Killers, theres something for everyone in the office to bop to! With hotel rooms available, no one need draw the short straw of being the designated driver. You can book your Christmas party with Meadowlands here.
Yew Tree Restaurant at the Muckross Park Hotel
For your Christmas party this year, dine in the classical surroundings of the Yew Tree Restaurant, nestled in the heart of Killarney National Park and awarded Kerry’s Best Hotel Restaurant in 2017. Where you’ll enjoy a 3 Course Festive Menu with Wine in Yew Tree Restaurant, then round the night off with live entertainment to dance the night away! Dates available to book are: 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th December, priced at €45.00 per person, click here to book now.
Private Party – fancy celebrating the Festive Season privately with your friends and colleagues? Tailor-make your party with a number of private rooms available, catering for groups from 20 people and up. Enjoy the festive season with their resident DJ playing all your favorite Christmas classics. With overnight accommodation also available, everyone can enjoy a glass of vino or two! Dates available include: 8th & 15th of December at €50.00 per person, click here to book.
Danú Restaurant at The Brehon
Christmas Party – Enjoy a complimentary mulled wine on arrival, a sumptuous four course meal and hotel spot prizes on the night. Starting off with the house band to get you in to the Christmas spirit, then dance the night away with our resident DJ. With options catering for groups from 20 – 200 guests. If its a family Christmas or a work party Danu is the perfect place to celebrate your Christmas in style. With availability on the 1st or 8th December and priced at only €45.00 per person, booking early is encouraged to avoid disappointment, which you can do here.
Supper Club – Celebrating the Christmas festivities with friends or family? Then the Danu supper club is the ideal location for you!Cocktail on arrival, a fork buffet (including a main course and dessert) and spot prizes all through the evening. Start off the evening with the house band to get you into the Christmas spirit, then dance the night away with our resident DJ, playing all your favorite songs and all the Christmas classics. Taking place on the 23rd of December and tickets are priced at €35.00 per person, book your place today to avoid the crowds, here.
The Walnut Suite at the Westport Plaza Hotel
Celebrate your Christmas party in the lap of luxury at the Westport Plaza Hotel with a festive cocktail and mulled wine reception, followed by a sumptuous 4 course banquet. Then to polish off the night live music and free entry to the Castle Lane Night venue, dates available include 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th December and are prices at €39.00 per person & you can book here.
Statham’s Bar & Restaurant, Kilkenny
Whether you’re organising a big office do or just a catch up with friends over the Christmas period Statham’s has you covered. With an option of booking either a private party or a party with friends they’ve made sure that they can cater to all your Christmas party needs.
Private Party – Enjoy a drink on arrival and dance until the early hours. Whether you want simple finger food or go the extra mile with our Boutique Party Food, their kitchen will cater to all your culinary needs to fuel your perfect party at Statham’s. Enjoy the perfect playlist selected either by our resident DJ or with your help. With rooms available, theres no need to go through the hassle of taxis, mini buses or what have you! Priced at €20.00 per person, you can book here.
Party with friends – Want a casual catch up with friends or loved ones this festive season? Statham’s have plenty of options for you to choose from! Learn the tricks of the trade or relax in Mint (their medispa on the premises) with make up lessons and group treatments; or learn how to pull the perfect pint or become a mixologist with a cocktail masterclass. Why not reserve an area in the bar to enjoy some finger food and prosecco whilst enjoying the live music that’s scheduled throughout the festive season to really make a night of it. Offer available throughout December at €15.00 per person, you can book here.
Lime Tree Restaurant at the Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
Christmas Party – Celebrate your Christmas Party at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort. This resort offers a range of flexible function space catering for private parties, buffets and smaller groups who want to enjoy a festive meal with colleagues and friends. With an exclusive are for pre-dinner drinks, spiced mulled wine on arrival, a private dining in our festively decorated Poulaphouca Suite which includes Christmas crackers and table decorations and a 4 course festive meal followed by a late bar and DJ. Poulaphouca Suite can cater for groups of up to 50 to 120, priced at €49.50 per person and you can book here.
Christmas Dining – Celebrating the festive season with friends and family, The Lime Tree Restaurant are celebrating in style with their festive menus with mulled wine on arrival, a 4 course meal and live music and a late bar to dance the night away. With the festive celebrations taking place on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th, Friday 15th & Saturday 16th Priced at €40 per person, you can book here.
Christmas Eve – Don’t feel like cooking this Christmas Eve? West29 are hosting a very special festive set lunch menu that will not disappoint. Priced at €29.00 per person, booking early is advised to avoid disappointment! You can book here.
New Years Eve Party – Take the stress out of planning New Years, West29 are hosting a sumptuous 5 course dinner, with a glass of wine, NYE novelities followed by live music The FAA Side followed by a late bar & DJ and a glass of bubbly at midnight to ring in the new year. Tickets are priced at €45.00 per person and you can book here.