This year, Albannach, London’s favourite Scottish bar and restaurant, invites you to raise a toast to St. Andrew, with an extra special treat for laddies and lassies in kilts. On Saturday 29th November, the restaurant will host a night of dining, dancing and drinking, culminating in the most energetic revellers being able to raise a glass at midnight to see in St. Andrew’s Day.
A bagpiper will herald guests’ arrival and ladies will be presented with a thistle corsage. All guests wearing a kilt will receive a complimentary bottle of the Albannach Whisky Beer and be entered into a best kilt competition, with a chance to win dinner for two. The evening will begin with a reception in the lounge bar, adorned with Scottish heather and tartans for the occasion.
The menu for the evening is a five-course feast that showcases the best produce from north of the border. It includes cullen skink; terrine of Highland rabbit; traditional haggis with neeps and tatties; and loin of highland venison with thyme potato cake and parsnip puree. If you still have room, dessert will arrive in the form of decadent miniatures: border tart with heather cream; cranachan shots and west Lowland meringue pie. Lovers of a wee dram can indulge their passion with a tasting menu of whiskies specially selected to match each course.
The enjoyment will continue long into the evening, with guests returning to the lounge bar for traditional music and dancing. There, ceilidh band, The Longnotes, will perform classic Scottish tunes that even novice reelers will enjoy.
This Celtic celebration, including the five-course meal and entertainment, is available for £50 per person or £85 with matched whiskies. Reservations are essential.