We hate to break it to you but, yes, it really is time to start booking your Christmas party in Dublin. We all know the best spots book out super quick, so don’t get left in a grotty bar with dry turkey sambos and Cliff Richard on the stereo. Here are some ideas for a seasonal soiree to beat all.
Tickle the taste buds! If you have a bunch of office foodies to impress, ASADOR on Haddington Road just off Baggot Street brings you an atmospheric venue with excellent food. You’ll get amazing barbecue food for meat lovers, fish lover and also vegetarians. Dine in the luxury dining room or in their recently renovated cosy terrance. Their Christmas menu options are from €39.50 for lunch and €52.50 for dinner. This hidden gem will impress all and is perfectly located for apres drinks on Baggot Street or Leeson Street.
The Old Spot on Bath Avenue has Michelin recommendations under its belt and brings you a Christmas feast not to be missed. A menu including rose veal Bolognese, stuffed squid, Pat Mcloughlin’s dry-aged ribeye steak and good old beer battered fish and chips (not to mention a superb selection of wine, craft beers and bespoke cocktails) will definitely get mouths watering. Gastropubbing at it’s best.
Suesey Street won taste awards at Taste of Dublin 2017 and this stylish, upmarket bistro with a focus on quality, value and service is perfect if you’re looking to impress at your Christmas Party or client event this year. Suesey Street welcomed in house celebrity, John Healy, to the team in October 2015. Having commanded the dining rooms of some of the greatest restaurants in New York, London and Paris, John’s experience (and charisma) is evident in every way at Suesey Street.
The Cool Kids
Relaxed food with a great drink selection, music and atmosphere is all the cool kids want. Keep the office millennials happy with these cool Dublin Christmas Party options. If you want to team food with one of the hottest 2017 venues in town, Nolita in South Great Georges Street has the Big Apple written all over it. From the trendy roof terrace to the top-notch Italian cuisine (we’re talking the ultimate pizza party here) cocktails and drinks gallore it is sure to impress.
Keep an eye out also for Opium which is re-opening very soon and rumour has it that it comes complete with a Botanical Garden. This will be one of Dublin’s newest venues and one of the hotspots to have on your list if you want to impress. Robertas and Tomahawks in Temple Bar are also high on the trendy meter for your 2017 Christmas party.
Bring the party to you
Some offices want to keep the party in-house. Forget the tin of Roses. Bash has an extra special sweet treat to order in to your workplace. The Delish Melish S’mores Bar comes stocked with amazing handmade marshmallows. Varieties range from peanut butter and dark chocolate and coffee and Jameson to passion fruit and coconut. (And you thought pink or white was a hard choice to make!) The marshmallows are then toasted and placed between handmade chocolate biscuits. Add in some hot chocolate and you’re sure to melt even the toughest boss’ heart this Christmas.
We also love the idea of transforming your workplace into a vintage tea room. After all, Christmas is the best time to indulge in cake. So why not book Socialbee through Bash who will provide the finest china, tea, scones, sandwiches and cakes and, best of all, they’ll even clean up afterwards. Now that’s some real Christmas magic! If you don’t want to go for a vintage Christmas Theme, Melissa can work with you to create something unique for your office party.
Drink and be merry
Tis the season! For Christmas drinks however, we suggest you shun the 12 pubs option for something with a bit more festive fizz. At the top end of the scale, we suggest a Champagne tasting experience in The Cavern on Baggot St. Following a tutored tasting of some of the world’s finest bottles of bubbly, you will be treated to a feast of farmhouse cheese, cured meats, artisan Dublin breads and a delectable Irish seafood platter. And if the party coffers won’t quite stretch to champagne, The Cavern also offers a wine tasting package complete with a cheese and meat board.
If you’re more of a whiskey office, check out Teeling for their tours and whiskey tastings. Enjoy learning about the whiskey creation process and finish it off tasting some of the finest whiskies around in their atmospheric bars upstairs.
And, if you want to be different…
If you want something truly different for your Christmas Party this year, surprise them all with a Christmas outing, Game of Thrones style. Head for a Viking fire and lunch in the woods near Kilruddery in Wicklow. Here’s you’ll cook your own campfire quesadillas for lunch or dinner with wild fruit cordial drinks and tea and coffee. You and the work crew will then get to enjoy an edible deadible wildplants activity, viking fire making in teams, kelly kettle/fire tea race, coffee break/biscuits. Its a chance to absorb the woodland light, sounds and feel the calm. Afterwards you’ll learn how to axe throw. Axe throwing is not as wild and woolly as it sounds. It’s a disciplined activity that demands finesse and focus to do it right. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to embed your axe in a small target with a maximum point scoring bulls eye in the middle. Now that’s something different for your 2017 Office Christmas Party. The event is €85pp and will last 3 to 4 hours depending on the number of people. Get in contact with the team here.
Here at BASH we like to be different. We have hand-picked the best venues and suppliers that you can book directly through our site at no additional fee. And if you’ve been landed with the pressure of booking, we’ve got a little Christmas bonus especially for you. Fancy a free bottle of bubbly? We thought you might! So have a look at our fun and fabulous festive Christmas Party options in Dublin here. You won’t be disappointed. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, ping us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll provide you with a personal party planner for free.