Só Sligo 2014 Events

Só Sligo Food and Cultural Festival is back! For the fifth year running, Só Sligo has a whole programme of events lasting throughout the festival and beyond. This year, Só Sligo has events suitable for all the families, couples, groups and individuals.

The festival kicks off with an exotic Brazilian themed event in the Hawkswell Theatre on the 7th of June. For one night only the Hawk’s Well stage turns into a pop-up restaurant hosted by Marc Creed and his Street Cart team. At this event you will have an opportunity to sample a diverse, colourful and delicious array of Brazilian food, finished by Caipirinha digestif to the beat of samba. Tickets for Pop-Up Brazil are €30 and are available from the Hawk’s Well Box Office on 071 916 1518 or www.hawkswell.com.

This year the Só Sligo festival are teaming up with the Yeats Society to celebrate Yeats Day on the 13th June. With poetry, painting, song, craft and wine and sausages on offer, Yeats Day has something for all the family. Some of the highlights from the day will be: Exhibition of WB Yeats’ work at Pollexfen House 11am; Feis Shligigh and Feis Ceoil Yeats Cup poetry winners perform The Nobel Prize – an interpretation of WB Yeats’ speech on being awarded the Prize at 2pm, Drumcliffe Churchyard; ‘Happy Birthday Mr. Yeats’ street fest from 3-6pm at O’Connell St and Music at Dawn with No Crows at 8.30pm in the Sligo Abbey. Most events are free, and for full details of the day, see here: http://www.treadsoftly.ie/yeatsday/

The finale of the Só Sligo Festival is a street feast full of fun, food and festivities. Taking place on Sunday 15th June in Stephan St car park. Stalls, performers and music will fill the streets making for a festive atmosphere and will draw the Só Sligo festival to a close for another year.

There are lots more events happening during the festical, so for full details, see here: http://www.sosligo.ie/events/


Our Drinks Menus – From Craft Beers to Cocktails

Our drinks menu is extensive, and covers everything from wines, cocktails, whiskey and craft beers. So we’ve put together this article to keep you up to date on some of the unique and intriguing drinks we have on offer at Yeats Tavern @ Davis’s Restaurant.

One of our delicious cocktails


Our cocktail menu features some old favourites from ‘Seaside Scandal’ to Cosmopolitans, as well as interesting desserts cocktail, our expert bar staff are keen to show off their mixology skills and often create new cocktails. Their skills and experience mean that we often serve cocktails which are unique to our bar and restaurant!  (See our new digi dish next month!)

We are constantly refreshing our wine list, from house wines served by the glass to wines served by the bottle. These wines are hand picked by our staff to ensure a refreshing and up to date choice for our customers, and to ensure the very best in quality beverages.

We also stock a range of craft and local beers in our bar and restaurant. These beers, along with the more ubiquitous beers make up our wide reaching beer selection, and are also hand picked for their quality.

Finally, we also stock an interesting whiskey menu, complete with a whiskey tasting package. This is the newest addition to our drinks menu and we look forward to serving this to our customers, and getting your feedback.


Book Your Party with Yeats Tavern @ Davis’s Restaurant

Party at Yeats Tavern

At Davis’s Restaurant at Yeats Tavern, we can cater for any kind of party. From christenings, to birthdays, first communions and retirement parties we can tailor a package to suit your needs and the needs of your guests. Whatever your party needs, we can accommodate you.

Our spacious restaurant means that any party from 10 to 70 guests will feel comfortable and relaxed. This includes space for musicians to perform, if you would also like to book music for your event.

We have a range of set menus to avail of, ranging from two to three course meals. A set menu for your party can be arranged with our restaurant supervisors at the time of booking. We also cater to dietary requirements in our set menus. Or you can choose to keep things simple with a selection of finger food that our chefs will cook and prepare and our floor staff will serve to your guests. Children are also carefully catered for, with colouring books and colours, children’s menus and our entertaining fish tank.

Our bar staff are experts in making delicious cocktails, and your guests can choose from our cocktail menu, our selection of wines and beers (both bottled and on tap) and of course we also stock a range of non alcoholic drinks (including mocktails – non alcoholic cocktails) to ensure that all our guest’s and customer’s needs are attended to.

If you require a cake, we can organise one for you, or you may bring your own cake, which our friendly floor staff will prepare with candles and present to your guests at a time of your choosing. We also decorate the space booked for your party with helium balloons to help create a fun and festive atmosphere as soon as your guests arrive.



Tips for Casual Party Food and Canapes

Are you planning party at home? Not sure what food to serve? Don’t panic – with our easy party food tips, Davis’s Restaurant @Yeats Tavern have got you covered. Read on for the perfect party food tips and tricks that you can prepare and serve at home with ease.

Crab Claws make for great party food

Consider the type of party you’d like to throw – just family, with friends, for kids and/or adults. Do you want people to chat and mingle or dance? This will help you decide on the type of food you should serve.

Best for informal parties, canapes and finger food allow people to gather round, chat and dance freely. They work great for kids parties too with simplified recipes.

For the adults think crostini, smoked salmon, herbs and cream cheese or prawns marinated in chilli and garlic, wrapped in prosciutto ham, skewered and baked for 5 mins on a medium heat. Buy some sliced cold meats such as pepperoni, chorizo, cured ham etc and jars of relish and chutneys, there are plenty to choose from in supermarkets, and people can combine as they like.

Finger food for kids can be easy too – ham and cheese on crackers, cocktail sausages, mixed fruit skewers or chicken and veg skewers make party food fun for kids. Chocolate dipped strawberries are a great finger licking dessert option, or any fruit dipped in chocolate…

Don’t forget the paper plates and plenty of napkins for your guests if you decide to serve finger food!

One Pot Wonders
Perfect for family get togethers, meals cooked in (almost) one pot can really get conversation going and everyone involved in serving enjoying the party at your home.

Think outside the box, and try fish with black olives and tomatoes. Lightly cook onions in a pan with a little oil, and add a can of chopped tomatoes, with seasoning and boil the mixture. Then add the olives and boneless white fillets of fish skin side down, onto the sauce and drizzle over a splash more oil. You can then place in the oven and bake uncovered for 15 minutes until the fish is cooked. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve straight from the pan, with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

At Yeats Tavern we cater for parties regularly, and have the knowledge and experience to help with any party you may want to throw, if you choose to organise a party at our venue. Call us on 071 91 63117 for more information on how we can help with your party.

Our Welcome Video

We’ve put together a short video to showcase the feel and atmosphere of our restaurant, and to show our customers we want to make them happy! Enjoy…




Our Party Planning Resources

Party at Yeats Tavern Restaurant

Organising a party can be a big job, but at Yeats Tavern restaurant, we help you organise your party from start to finish. Our supervisors help you plan the perfect party, whether you’re organising a birthday, anniversary, retirement or get together.

Booking a party with us makes your party planning simple and easy. With several well proportioned sections to our restaurant, we have ample space for parties, from 20 to 70 people.

Our supervisors will assess your needs and work with you to organise your event with from every aspect – everything from decoration to food.

We also have space for bands, DJs and dancing, ensuring your party is a hit with everyone. Our front lounge transforms into a stage and dance floor as needed to accommodate for your needs on the night, and even our lighting can be adjusted to help provide the right atmosphere.

Our chefs whip up the perfect finger food, and desserts for your event, while our bar staff serve up drinks, including a cocktail menu. Yeats Tavern floor staff are always on hand to help on the night, making your event flow seamlessly. Cakes may be made on site or brought in, and our staff will store and present your cake at the right moment.

At Yeats Tavern, your party planning can be left with us, so you can enjoy the party with your friends and family. Call us on 071 91 63117 to find out more about how we can help you with your party planning.


Eat Out at Home with our Take Away Service

Take Away Service at Yeats Tavern

At Davis’s Restaurant & Yeats Tavern we focus on fresh and quality food, with a big variety on choice. With menus that range from breakfast, lunch and a la carte, salads, sandwiches and kids meals, with  a variety of meats, fish and vegetarian options – the choice really is yours.

We also offer the choice to dine out, or at home. Everything on our menus can be ordered to take away and be collected at our restaurant. Our chefs will prepare and cook your meal with the same care they give to all our dishes,  and offers you the chance to eat out with great tasting food in the comfort of your own home.

Everything from all our menus including Pizza (Friday to Sunday only) can be ordered to take away from our restaurant – simply see our menus on line, and call the restaurant at 071 91 63117 to place your order for collection.

We offer this take away service as part of a wider range of services which include party booking, events and special occasions services – watch this space for more info coming soon!



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