Got a Love Story That Involves Bridie Molloy’s/The Celtic Hearth? You Could Be Rewarded

Has Bridie Molloy’s or The Celtic Hearth played a significant part in your relationship? If so, the pair of restaurants want to hear from you and reached out to The Racket to get the word out. “Whether they had a first date here, an engagement, knew that they fell in love in booth 112, we want to hear how The Celtic Hearth or Bridie Molloy's became an important part of your love story,” Cheyenne Bayse, marketing director of Bridie Molloy’s said via email.

The restaurants are currently posting stories to the blog section of their website and inviting the public to vote for their favourite story starting February 1. The couple’s story that receives the most votes will win a prize package that includes dinner at Bridie Molloy's or The Celtic Hearth, a night's stay at the Murray Premise Hotel, a gift basket which contains a bottle of champagne, two wine glasses, a blanket, and a sleigh ride for two at Lester’s Farm.

According to Bayse, the idea for this contest came about when a Newfoundland couple currently living in Dublin tagged The Celtic Hearth in a post on their Facebook page Gays Around The Bay noting how important the restaurant was to them, since the couple had their first date there. “I was excited to share their story and asked them to visit us the next time they were in town,” she said. “They were lovely and made time in the midst of their busy travels to visit us on New Year's Eve. As I wrote their story I realized that starting the year with a love story is the best way to start any year, and with Valentine's Day coming up we could use the entire month to share those stories.”


Running a contest means having a prize to offer the winners and Bayse said the prize package was developed after a brainstorming session between several staff members once they asked themselves what treat two lovebirds would enjoy. “It really was that simple,” she said.

There possibly could be a number of couples out there since Bridie Molloy’s has been open for nearly 18 years. The restaurant owned by Jerome Coady and named after his great grandmother has been a popular destination on George Street if you’re in the market for a pint and some live Newfoundland and Irish music. Bridie’s sister restaurant, The Celtic Hearth is located on George Street and is the only 24-hour restaurant in St. John’s. “Both restaurants share a wonderful menu that features classic Newfoundland favorites like Jiggs Dinner and cod tongues, alongside award-winning entrees like our Sexy Nachos and Bayman Burger,” said Bayse.

The winners of the contest will be announced on Thursday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day) via Facebook Live and you have until January 31to enter. Even though voting is up to the public, Bayse said she is excited to see the friends and family of the contestants show their support and celebrate relationships.

“The largest takeaway is that we wanted to start 2019 on a good note,” said Bayse. “We wanted to share the love and the stories of our amazing patrons who have shared a special moment with us.”

To enter the contest, couples should send an email with your story and a photo to Be sure to check out Bridie Molloy’s Facebook page for the latest information.