From haggis burgers and Irn Bru milkshakes to bagpipes serenading the haggis, we round up the best Burns Night suppers to cheer up a dreary January in London.
On Burns night - Saturday 25 January
1 Lombard Street are hosting Burns night on both Friday 24 January and Saturday 25 January. There will be a bagpipe performance, a three-course dinner (£48pp excluding drinks) including Cock-a-leekie soup, Haggis, neeps and tatties and more as well as a performance of the traditional Address to the Haggis Call 020 7929 6611 or email reception@
James Cochran will be doing Burns Night with a twist at his Islington restaurant, 12:51 with dishes like Highland venison tartar, rolled oats, confit egg yolk & Douglas fir cream; on the menu. Tickets for the dinner are £100 and include two aperitivi: a Boulevardier cocktail and a glass of Scotch.
All four Boisdale restaurants are going big on Burns - their festivities will take place over three nights with a lot of piping, haggis eating and great whisky along with live music.
Dean Street Townhouse has a Burns night highland feast from 7pm featuring Cullen skink, haggis, neeps and tatties, and finishing with cranachan. And on top of that, there will also be whisky cocktails, poetry readings and bagpipe renditions.
Corrigan's Mayfair, 5-course menu for £75 including Baked hand-dived Orkney scallops with seaweed butter; Aberdeen Angus beef wellington served with haggis, neeps and tatties and Citrus poached rhubarb with potted cream. All that and Corrigan’s trusty and multi-talented doorman, Paddy, will be on the bagpipes reciting ‘Ode to Haggis’.
The Game Bird at The Stafford is putting on a traditional Scottish feast. The £49.50 three-course menu includes homemade haggis with buttered leeks, neeps, tatties and whisky gravy.
Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar is teaming with Craigellachie Single Malt Scotch and Scottish sandwich maestros Visions Canteen for a night of Scottish whisky and sandwiches. On the menu will be "Fish supper - Fried cod, Sichuan potato noodles, XO mayo" and "Mumbai Medley - Amchur potatoes, kachumber, tamarind chutney, raita" as well as Bacon fries - Salt & vinegar chicharonnes, pineapple ketchup and Mini Kilmarnock-style steak pies.
Loyal Tavern in Bermondsey will have a Burns Night menu that features Chicken and Leek Soup, Whisky-Cured Salmon, Haggis and Tatties and ending on - a Deep-Fried Mars Bar. It's £38 per head.
Expect whisky and haggis pairings at King's Cross restaurant Plum and Spilt Milk where they're taking bookings now for Burns Night.
Temper in Covent Garden and Temper City will have a Burns Night 4-course menu including a Thistle & Tonic Drink, Smoked Salmon tacos, Haggis neeps & tatties, Rare Breed Scottish Beef Fillet with whisky peppercorn sauce and their famed wood-fired Ogleshield potatoes. They'll also have Irn Bru Spritz, a mix of tequila, Irn Bru and Prosecco.
Running throughout the week
Brigadiers are celebrating Burns Night from 24-26 January with a Burns 5-course feasting menu that includes Haggis Nargisa Kofta and Shahi Highlands Venison Biryani for £60 - and they'll have bagpipes too (not to mention the whisky vending machines).
On 23 January, The Jones Family Project has a Burns themed whisky tasting at £38 per person. And they'll have canapes that include Neeps & Tatties Soup, Mini Haggis Scotch Eggs with oxtail mayonnaise and Mini Smoked Haddock & Chive Fishcakes
Mac & Wild are holding a whole week of Burns Night events from Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th January, both Mac & Wild Devonshire Square and Mac & Wild Fitzrovia will run whisky masterclasses, haggis making classes and there'll also be a bottomless whisky brunch
Roast is running a three-course Burns menu from Monday 20 – Saturday 25 January - kick off with whisky-cured sea trout, kohlrabi and turnip ferments with soda bread and there's a choice of four Burns Night-inspired puddings. It's £35pp or £40pp with a glass of sparkling wine.
In Covent Garden, Byron are having a special Burns event from 23-26 January, featuring haggis burgers, haggis-loaded fries, Irn-Bru milkshakes and whisky tipples.
Rotunda in King's Cross have a Burns Night whisky tasting with Glenlivet on Friday 24 January. There's a welcome drink at 6.30pm when guests will learn about the history of Burns Night and a Glenlivet ambassador will then guide guests through a tasting of blended and single malt Scottish whiskies, accompanied by Scottish small plates (including haggis, neeps and tatties!)
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