Chase the haggis down at these great locations with something for every lover of the wee timorous beastie.
Burns Night Whisky Tasting @ Artist Residence
Speciality Drinks will be hosting this unique Whiskey tasting where guests can enjoy a whiskey cocktail on arrival followed by four whiskeys to taste alongside a selection of Scottish small plates, including a delicious Haggis Croquette with Red Cabbage Ketchup and Smoked Scotch Egg with Piccalilli Gel.
Tucked away in a quiet Pimlico side street, Artist Residence London is a boutique hotel housed with a former London boozer and features an eclectic mix of vintage and industrial furnishing with a touch of luxury. The Club Room is located in the basement and is a beautiful space where guests can relax and unwind.
Tickets £30pp, starts at 7pm. To buy tickets click here.
Burns Night Supper at the Devonshire Club
Devonshire Club, in the heart of the City, will be hosting a traditional Burns Night supper which draws inspiration from the Scottish larder. The meal will commence with a steaming bowl of Cock-a-leekie soup, followed by the classic show-stopping dish of haggis, neeps & tatties or an indulgent Arbroath smokies fish pie.
For dessert, guests will be treated to a rich and fruity Cranachan and whisky-laced coffee, accompanied by a deep-fried Mars Bar. Diners will also enjoy performances from an internationally acclaimed piper Matthew Supranowicz, who won the world championship in 2015 with the pipe band Shotts and Dykehead.
From 6pm. Price: £28 for 2 courses £35 for 3 courses.
WHISKY 101 at The Gallery
The Gallery in West Hampstead has become renowned for its dual fascinations – whisky and beer. With over 101 whiskies behind the bar – including many impressive and lesser-known Scotch – and a strong beer list, it is the go to West London bar for a boilermaker.
This Burns Night, The Gallery has created a drinks menu for the evening which celebrates a selection of their favourite whiskies and Scottish beers. The menu will include a classic Bobby Burns showcasing Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve(£8.50) and beer and whisky pairings including Chivas 12 with 6° North Four Saisons (£6.50).
Burn’s Night Festivities at Netherby Hall and Pentonbridge Inn, Cumbria
Celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns on Saturday 20th January at the Cumbrian mansion Netherby Hall, followed by a stay at sister property Pentonbridge Inn, a cosy pub with rooms located just metres from the Scottish border.
Guests will be hosted by the hall’s owners Gerald and Margo Smith with Lady MacGregor of MacGregor (broadcaster Fiona Armstrong) as toastmaster and will enjoy a traditional supper in Netherby’s Oak Hall featuring soup, haggis, neeps & tatties and cranachan, as well as a glass of whisky or wine to toast.
There will also be an array of speakers as well as singing including local piper Nigel Bell of the Langholm Pipe Band to welcome in the haggis. Afterwards, guests can retreat to nearby Pentonbridge Inn for a comfortable overnight stay in one of the nine luxuriously designed bedrooms.
Or make a weekend of it with an overnight stay on Friday 19 January including Jake and Cassie’s gourmet tasting menu in the restaurant or stay Sunday night and enjoy their special four course Sunday dining menu.
Saturday night B&B with Burns supper is £220 for two people
Friday and Saturday night stay B&B with tasting menu and Burns supper is priced at £330 for two people
Saturday and Sunday night stay B&B with Burns supper and Sunday menu is priced at £280 for two people.
Courtesy minibus transport between Pentonbridge Inn and Netherby Hall will be available.For bookings, please call Pentonbridge Inn on: 01228 586636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
Burn’s Night at Wedgwood the Restaurant, Edinburgh
Wedgwood the Restaurant is the eponymous restaurant from one of Scotland’s most respected chefs, Paul Wedgwood. Together with wife Lisa, they have created an award-winning restaurant on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile which is a favourite with locals and visitors alike.
Refurbished in 2016, the restaurant is Paul and Lisa’s vision of their Ã¢â‚¬Å“perfect night outÃ¢â‚¬Â: The dining room is stylish and inviting featuring comfortable banquette seating and low lighting making the atmosphere both relaxing and intimate Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the perfect setting in which to enjoy Paul’s outstanding menu and Lisa’s immaculately paired wines and polished service.
Wedgwood the Restaurant will be serving Burns Supper for only the second time in the restaurant’s history on Thursday 25th January. From the chef who has prepared haggis with Alpaca to Venison and Guinea Pig in between; Paul Wedgwood has prepared a contemporary Scottish menu which is complimented with a whisky flight chosen by Lisa Wedgwood.
Burns Night Party at B&H Buildings: Thursday 25th January, from 6pm
Laddies and Lassies are invited to don their finest tartan attire and enter the cocktail bar for a welcome whisky cocktail reception, a choice from a cocktail menu of specially created Burnsnight creations, complete with the traditional Burns night piper.
Guests can either proceed down to the subterranean surrounds of Below & Hidden to celebrate the genius of Robert Burns with a tasting of five of Scotland’s best whiskies, or enjoy the melodic sounds of the Burns Night piper, before heading into The Greenhouse and Garden Room for a rumbustious traditional Scottish celebration and feast.
The Selkirk Grace will be recited, the haggis piped in, addressed and toasted, the immortal memory enacted, live music played, toasts to the lassies and a vote of thanks as the dinner draws to a close with everyone joining hands for a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.
The festivities then continue as guests have an opportunity to get fair puckled dancing the Eightsome Reel, Strip the Willow and other traditional ceilidh favourites.
Whisky Tasting : £30 for a tasting of four whiskies and a welcome cocktail
Burns Night Banquet: £80 including a five course dinner with each course paired with a dram or cocktail, and all entertainment
Reverend JW Simpson – Burns Night Spirited Sermon: Tuesday 30th January
To go along with the Burns Night party at Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, the Reverend and his disciples have partnered with Copper Dog Blended Malt Scotch whisky to bring Rabbie Burns to life with an evening of whisky cocktail, poetry and general merriment.
The Reverend will be praising and preaching about this fascinating spirit, offering new takes on classic cocktail recipes before inviting guests to try their hand at shaking them to life.
Throughout the evening, the host will join guests at their table to examine Copper Dog Whisky, offering fascinating facts and amusing anecdotes about its history and production, whilst Rev JW Simpson’s experienced cocktail bartenders demonstrate how to use the spirit’s unique tastes to create beautiful, delicate and delicious concoctions.
Tickets are £15 and include three cocktails and a tasting flight: www.revjwsimpson.com
Burns Night Feast At Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen
This Burns Night, guests at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen can raise a glass in celebration of Robert Burns and enjoy a traditional night of Scottish fare. A six-course feast of delicious, hearty Scottish food will be paired with six Balvenie malt whiskies, including a personal introduction of each whisky from a Balvenie Brand Ambassador.
The evening begins with a whisky cocktail and a selection of canapes including haggis croquettes, smoked salmon and langoustines, blood orange bisque. Next, guests can tuck in to heather smoked highland venison, Orkney Scallop served with crispy sea vegetables and the main of Highland longhorn beef served with traditional swede, pearl barley, crispy onions and mustard cream. Finally, a pudding of Clootie custard and a selection of cheeses are complimented by a final wee dram to end the evening.
The six-course set menu with Balvenie whisky pairing is £95 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 25th January, 6.30pm. Limited spaces are available, for group and party bookings, please call 0207 592 1373 or email email@example.com.
THE JUGGED HARE
OnTuesday 23rd January, the City’s favourite gastropub, The Jugged Hare, will be celebrating the works and spirit of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, with a one-night-only Traditional Burns Night Dinner, featuring five delicious courses with carefully selected wines to match.
Priced at £75 per person, expect Scottish-inspired dishes including; haggis croquettes with whisky HP sauce; roast loin and braised belly of Herdwick mutton, Ã¢â‚¬Ëœhaggis bomb’; and Ã¢â‚¬Ëœdeep fried Mars bar’ with Glenfiddich ice cream. Diners will also be joined by Scottish bagpiper, Alan Henderson who will pipe in and address the haggis, before leading a whisky toast to the great man himself.
The Dinner begins at 7.30pm, visit www.thejuggedhare.com for booking information.
Nicholson’s pubs across London (including The Coal Shed, The Argyll Arms, The Mitre and The Henry Addington) will be celebrating the life of famous Scot, Robbie Burns, offering a feast of a menu packed with traditional Scottish favourites such as Scotch broth with farmhouse bread and butter; haggis, neeps and tatties; and pulled lamb Ã¢â‚¬ËœCrofters’ pie topped with haggis mash Ã¢â‚¬â€œ all finished off with a traditional Cranachan, made with whipped cream, honey, raspberries, toasted oats and a dash of whisky.
Available between between 22nd Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 28th January, guests dining from the special Burns Night menu will also be treated to a complimentary dram of the new Glenfiddich IPA whisky, to help toast to the man of the moment. Those after even more of a tartan-fuelled treat can add on a tailored whisky flight, featuring Laphroaig 10yr, Auchentoshan 12yr and The Macallan Gold. To book, visit www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/burnsnightmenu.
THE DUKE’S HEAD, PUTNEY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Thursday 25th January
Come taste the traditional Haggis with neeps & tatties whilst you sip smoky whisky alongside other very Scottish dishes paired with high-end wines. Whether you’re are a well dined gourmand, a new found food lover, or simply looking for a good time with friends, this is a night well spend!(Tickets £40 per head and includes a welcome drink and a three course meal served with three glasses of high-end wine paired especially to match with the traditional dishes.)
THE FENTIMAN ARMS, VAUXHALL Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Thursday 25th January
Celebrate the way old Rabbie Burns intended at The Fentimans Arms in Vauxhall, alongside a three course feast, a welcome whisky-based cocktail and a live bagpipe player for just £35. Dress in your tartan best, and they’ll even throw in a wee dram on the house.
SPRING GROVE, SURREY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Friday 26th January
The Spring Grove is opening its doors to celebrate the life of the national bard from 7pm. Dinnae miss the three course Scottish feast (£25) including Ã¢â‚¬ËœCock-a-leekie’ consommÃƒÂ© with leeks, peppered chicken and pearly barley with sourdough bread, followed by traditional Scottish haggis or Wild Slaithe fillet; and finish with the traditional, Cranachan.
www.thespringgrove.co.ukSip a dram at Blade
On Thursday 25th January 2018, Blade Hairclub in Soho will be raising a glass to the famous bard, Rabbie Burns. Celebrating Burns Night with customised whisky flights, mini tastings and scotch cocktails, the evening is sure to attract both Scots and Londoners with a penchant for whisky alike.
Priding itself as stocking some of the best whisky selections in town, Blade’s owner Stroo has stocked his subterranean bar with a fine hand-picked selection of whiskies from across the world.Cocktails include the Penicillin, 35ml of Clynelish 14 year old (well rounded, 46% ABV), 25ml of Ardbeg Uigeadail (extra peaty, 54.2% ABV) and 10ml of King’s Ginger liqueur along with fresh pressed lemon juice, honey and orange bitters, garnished with organic candied ginger.
Blade Hairclub is an innovative bar and hair concept, combining great cuts and treatments from a bright young team of talented stylists, with an invitation to indulge in a meticulously curated drinks menu, created in-house and served from a cosy bar.
Burn’s Night menu at Smith & Wollensky
In addition, to celebrate Burn’s Night this year, Smith & Wollensky have created a special menu that revels in all things Scottish with their American twist.Executive Chef, Tom Cook has created a three course menu in collaboration with Naked Grouse whisky that will be served 24-26 January inclusive, and will be priced at £55 per person.
Guests will start the meal the traditional way with a noggin of Naked Grouse whisky followed by arguably the most renowned Macsween Haggis with neeps and tatties and a red wine jus.
This will be followed by a 225g Scottish fillet of beef and accompanied by pan roasted wild mushrooms, creamed spinach and french fries. The meal will be rounded off by the traditional Scottish dessert of Cranachan.