Katie O'Shea's

Katie O'Shea's, a block away from the Irish Embassy, was created and is run by Irish people, and half the patrons of this pub chain are also Irish. They would not be fooled or lured in here if anything on offer were less than authentic. That is why you can trust their "full Irish breakfast": 2 fried eggs, bacon, sausages, black pudding with potato bread, fried mushrooms and tomatoes, and toasts with marmalade. The mix of beer nibbles includes homemade pirozhki, Bangers rollups, onion rings and chicken fingers. Draft Guinness flows like a river.

There is a special place for pies in the Irish culinary pantheon – and on Katie O'Shea's menu: Katie's Fish Pie (with seafood and fish in wine sauce), Guinness Pie, Shepherd's Pie, pies with turkey and ham, with steak, beef kidneys and mushrooms. All properly garnished with mashed potatoes and green peas. The pub broadcasts not only football but also rugby matches, and a arranges DJ parties. The most loud, crowded and fun party is, of course, on Saint Patrick's Day, when the whole bar becomes evenly green.