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Australia Day 2017 falls on a Thursday 26th January, which means Australian beer drinking, crazy fancy dress, live DJs spinning the best of Triple J Hottest 100, Australian pies and maybe a bit more Australian beer. Below you will find the best Australia Day parties happening in London, so dust off your flag and your mankini, it's time to celebrate being Aussie.
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West End / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: European
To celebrate Australia Day in style, Hispaniola in association with Funny Women is delighted to host Funny Sheila's Day. This Australian inspired comedy night can be enhanced with pre-show dinner or by ordering pre-show drinks and snacks from the Pinkton Bar. Price: from £10. To book email or tel: 020 7839 3011
Soho / Bar / Club /
This Shaftesbury Avenue stalwart dishes up the Comedy Carnival Australia Day on Thursday 26th January. Load up on laughs with some of Australia's finest comedy acts and then hit the dancefloor and celebrate in style.
Granger & Co
Clerkenwell / Restaurant / Cuisine: Eclectic
Dine in one of London's finest Australian restaurants, brought to you by none other than the amazing Bill Granger, one of the best chefs from Down Under. Sat opposite Clerkenwell Green, this is the second London outlet and guarantees an Aussie dining experience of epic proportions.
City of London / Bar / Cuisine: Bar
Undoubtedly the most famous Aussie bar in London, Walkabout's 'Straya Day' is hailed as the biggest and best Australia Day party in London. Live music, DJ's, karaoke Aussie style and even a surf simulator guarantee the crowds and the party continues through the weekend too with two more celebrations on Friday and Saturday. Early bird tickets are on sale now for £5 and they will be streaming the Triple J Top 100
Fitzrovia / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Australian
Looking for that perfect Aussie breakfast or brunch? Look no further than the brilliant Lantana Café, an award winning unpretentious eatery in the heart of the West End celebrating the best in Australian cafe culture.
Milroy's of Soho
Soho / Bar / Cuisine: Bar
Join the teams from Milroy's and Starward Whisky between 6pm and midnight this Australia Day, Thursday 26th January, to celebrate like they do down-under, with classic Aussie 'Snag' [Sausage] Sandwiches from the BBQ, great Starward cocktails from Milroy's secret underground bar, The Vault, and Australian radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 playing all day long. To join in the fun just head to Milroy's at 3 Greek Street, Soho on Australia Day and buy a Starward drink.
Balls & Company
Soho / Restaurant / Cuisine: Meat
On January 26th, Balls & Company are celebrating Australia Day with a ripper line up of guest chefs including Matt Robinson of Dickie Fitz and Andrew Bredon of Bel-Air, who will join Balls & Company's Bonny Porter to create dishes inspired by their home country. The menu will include Vegemite & Cheddar Churros, Charred Split Prawns, Chicken Parma and Aussie Meat Pie, with Milo Tim Tam and an Anzac Cheesecake to sweeten things up. A selection of Aussie wines will accompany the evening, which will finish with a shot of Starward Whiskey.
Clapham / Bar / Club /
Clapham's party palace, Infernos guarantees a fun-packed Australia Day party with a special Aussie Day themed event. Expect live Aussie music, free beer, kangaroo boxing (say again!) and Aussie party anthems until the early hours. Flier here
Fitzrovia / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Australian
For a more refined Australia Day celebration, check out the brilliant Aussie Day menu on offer this year at Dickie Fitz. Tuck into kangaroo tartare and beer can chicken from Sydney born chef Matt Robinson and knock back a couple of 'U Beaut' cocktails to get the party started.
Riley's Sports Bar, Haymarket
St James / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Bar
Fulham / Restaurant / Cuisine: Australian
This top little Australian cafe and coffee shop over in Fulham will kick start your Australia Day in just the right way. Tuck into a typical Aussie breakfast or enjoy a classic kangaroo steak sandwich for lunch and build up your energy for the celebrations ahead.
Fulham / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Steak House
Australian it isn't but Fulham's first class steakhouse and liquor bar are certainly pulling out all the stops for its friends from Down Under with a special Australia Day set menu. Steak & shrimp with chips and a craft beer at just £20 is a real bargain and a brilliant way to kick start the celebrations.
West End / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Bar
A popular haunt for Aussie backpackers, Belushi's is the place to go for a bonza Straya Day party. Knock back ice cold Aussie beers and throw some shapes to classic tunes from Down Under at any of Belushi's bars throughout the capital. And they'll be streaming the triple-J top 100.
The Draft House Northcote
Clapham / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Meat
Hit The Drafthouse for an Australian Burger bonanza available throughout January. Match your burger to a beer from the Aussie homeland. The Australian Burger special is the Aussie 'Lot' Burger (burger with the lot) which is a hamburger topped with smoked cheddar, streaky bacon, BBQ sauce, beetroot and pineapple. Couple this with a pint of Stone & Wood Pacific Ale, born and raised in Byron Bay. It's New Zealand counterpart is the Kiwi Burger, a hamburger topped with a fried egg, beetroot, smoked cheese, onions, mustard and ketchup. Various Yeastie Boys beers are available throughout January to match the Kiwi burger.
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