VoIP Unlimited to hold charity pub quiz at Patrick’s in aid of HeadSmart

 Poole telecommunications firm VoIP Unlimited is holding a charity pub quiz at Patrick’s restaurant in Ashley Cross to raise money for HeadSmart; a campaign launched by the company’s charity of the year The Brain Tumour Charity.

Taking place on Monday March 23, Steve Moody will kick off the general knowledge quiz at 7pm. Contestants will dine on fish and chips or vegetable curry while they tackle the trivia, which will comprise six rounds of questions including a picture and bonus round.

The company has pledged to raise at least £10,000 in funds by November 2015 in aid of the HeadSmart campaign, which aims to raise the awareness of brain tumour symptoms in children and young people.

Mark Pillow, managing director of VoIP Unlimited, said: “VoIP Unlimited is determined to help HeadSmart further reduce the diagnosis time for children with brain tumours. The quiz nights at Patrick’s are always popular, so we’re hoping for a good show of support at our event. Good luck to all the teams!”

Patrick Michael, owner of Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering, said: “As it is important to us to support local businesses and charities wherever possible, we are pleased to host VoIP Unlimited’s charity pub quiz.  The team at Patrick’s are looking forward to working with the company to hopefully raise significant funds for the HeadSmart charity.”

Tickets for the quiz including food are priced at £10 per person.

For further information email info@patricksrestaurants.co.uk, call 01202 734000 or visit www.facebook.com/Patrickspoole.

For further information about VoIP Unlimited’s support of HeadSmart go to www.voip-unlimited.net or to find out more about how you can support the HeadSmart campaign visit www.headsmart.org.uk/about-headsmart.

Column for Seven Days magazine- Easter Sundae

Column for Seven Days magazine

With all of the sweetness of Easter fast approaching, my team at Patrick’s understand how a decadent dessert is the perfect end to a fine meal.

The inimitable ‘afters were appreciated by the world’s most ancient civilisations, where candied honeycomb and honey-glazed dried fruits begin mankind’s love affair with the sweet.

While it is true that simplicity can sometimes be the making of a pudding, desserts as we know them today can be much more complex. Balancing strong flavours without overpowering subtle notes, like star anise, and finding often unusual blends like chocolate and chilli, can create a dish with elegance, originality and style.

But let’s not forget the old favourites and you can never go wrong with a Bramley apple crumble. We mix it up with the introduction of fresh seasonal blackberries and switch the crumble to oatmeal for a crisper crunch.

We seek a delicate and intricate balance of flavours in order to satisfy our diners’ sweet tooth. The hot and cold elements of our chocolate ice cream bar with warm fudge sauce complement each other so perfectly that we have made it our signature dish.

Our speciality sundaes, Chockabockerglory, Lemoncurd meringue and Rocky road, are a twist on the classics and always prove popular.

For those who are too full up and simply can’t find the room, we can whip up an Irish coffee to send you on your way.

Chris Howard has been head chef at Patrick’s restaurant in Ashley Cross Poole since it first opened its doors in 2006. He creates inspiring menus, which are updated regularly to showcase the best fresh produce of the season.

Easter Bank Holiday Festive Fun at Patrick’s

Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering in Ashley Cross will be seeing in the Easter bank holiday with a host of DJ’s and live music.

Beginning Thursday April 2, Patrick’s will play host to DJ’s Niall Moloney on Thursday and Tony G on Friday, culminating in a rip-roaring live set from Dorset’s premier pop and rock band, Salamander on Sunday evening from 8pm-11pm.

Serving a selection of foods from sizzling steaks and grill dishes, to pasta and seafood, Patrick’s comprehensive and appetising menu is brought to life by head chef Chris Howard.

Patrick Michael, owner of Patrick’s, said: “The upcoming bank holiday weekend is a special time where friend and families can relax, unwind and take some time out from busy weekday schedules to enjoy some live music and a bite to eat.

“We’ll be serving our popular breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, alongside a range of hot and cold beverages all weekend long.”

Patrick’s is open 10am to 1am on Thursday April, 2 and until 2am Friday April, 3 and Saturday April, 4. Patrick’s is open on Sunday April, 5 from 10am to 7pm.

To be informed of further events please email info@patricksrestaurants.co.uk, call 01202 734000 or visit www.facebook.com/Patrickspoole.

Irish inspired specials at Patrick’s

Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering in Ashley Cross will be celebrating its namesake saint’s special day on Tuesday March 17 with Irish inspired specials.

Revellers are invited to adorn themselves with green clothing and hats, paint shamrocks on their faces and pop down to the restaurant and bar in Ashley Cross for a pint of Guinness.

Head chef Chris Howard will be cooking up an Irish feast with Celtic delicacies, including Irish stew on the St Patrick’s Day menu.

Patrick Michael, owner of Patrick’s, said: “St Patrick’s Day is always a special occasion, not only because we share the same name but because we also share the same tradition of bringing people together to “Drink and be merry”!

“We are looking forward to pulling a pint of Guinness for our punters on March 17. If the stout stuff is not the tipple for you we can always whip up a traditional Irish coffee. The overall atmosphere is uplifting, where everybody is friends with everyone for a day.”

To be informed of further events please email info@patricksrestaurants.co.uk, call 01202 734000 or visit www.facebook.com/Patrickspoole.

A night at the musicals

Award-winning West End stars Jason Jay and Giselle Summers are set to bring the bright lights of Broadway and the West End to Ashley Cross, singing hits from the Musicals at Patrick’s Restaurant & Bar on Wednesday February 25.

Jason and Giselle are once again joining up especially to create their popular tribute for Patrick’s restaurant. With a great variety of hits from musicals spanning the past six decades this is a show not to be missed!

Patrick Michael, owner of Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering said: “We are looking forward to the return of Jason’s cool and sophisticated Buble’esque voice, while  the theatricality and style of Giselle’s act forms the perfect ambience in which to present these magical songs.”

To book a ticket for the show priced at £25, which includes a delicious three course meal call 01202 734000. For more information on future events and offers go to www.facebook.com/Patrickspoole