25 January, 7.30 pm
Neil Rankin’s Square Mile newcomer will be throwing a Scottish knees up to celebrate Burns Night this year, hosted by comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli. Guests are invited to revel in a celebration of all things Scottish, from the bagpipes and haggis to Deep Fried Mars Bars and Irn Bru. There will be a 4-course Scottish inspired menu, and each course will be paired with a malt whiskey.
On the menu: Irn Bru Spritz or Thistle n Tonic; Aged beef and haggis scotch egg; Malaysian spiced Cullen Skink with tattie scone paratha; Edinburgh chip shop whole mutton supper; and Bananaramadrama with Islay Malt butterscotch sauce and Deep Fried Mars Bars.
As well as pipers to welcome you there will be a quiz on all things Scottish. From Ronnie Corbett to Rabbie Burns you will be tested on your Celtic knowledge by comic Hardeep Singh Kohli. Tickets cost £80 and include a welcome drink, 4-course whisky paired menu and entertainment.
From £25 pp
In celebration of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, Scottish champions Mac & Wild will mark the annual tradition of Burns Night with not just one night of shenanigans, but a whole week of Burns-inspired menus and events. From haggis-making masterclasses and beer and whisky pairing evenings, to live music and Burns cocktails galore, both Mac & Wild Fitzrovia and Mac & Wild Devonshire Square are on hand to celebrate the life and works of one of Scotland’s’ most renowned national treasures.
Devonshire Square: 22 January, 7 pm – Whisky & Beer pairing £30 pp. Taste four whiskies from Hebridean distillers, Bruichladdich, paired with Scottish craft beers from Black Isle Brewery.
Devonshire Square: 23 January, 6.30 pm – Haggis Making Masterclass £30 pp. Hosted by Mac & Wild founder, Andy Waugh, this masterclass teaches you how to make Scotland’s favourite delicacy. The class includes a dram or two of whisky and a haggis chieftain to take home.
Fitzrovia: 23 January, 6.30 pm – Whisky Tasting Tour £25 pp. Join Mac & Wild for a whisky tour tasting where guests will taste their way around five of the restaurant’s favourite distilleries.
Devonshire Square: 24 January, 6.30 pm – Whisky & Chocolate Pairing Masterclass £40 pp. Taste four whiskies from the Dalmore distillery, expertly paired with four chocolates from The Highland Chocolatier.
Devonshire Square: 25 January, sittings at 6 & 8 pm – Burns Night £50 pp. Kicking off the evening will be an Irn Bru and Haggis Pop reception (…two of Scotland’s finest exports) in the outside (covered and heated) Highland Hideaway, complete with entertainment from Highland pipers and drummers – followed by a 3-course Burns Supper in the main restaurant. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fitzrovia: 25 January – Burns Night £40 pp. Celebrate one of Mac & Wild’s favourite events of the year with a 3-course Burns set menu and Talisker luge (to toast to the haggis). To book email email@example.com.
At Corrigan’s Burns Night celebrations expect a recital of the ‘Ode to Haggis’ while Scottish sommelier Natalie offers a ‘Toast to the Ladies’ – all to the tune of the bagpipes played by Richard Corrigan’s trusty and multi-talented doorman Paddy.
Diners will be served a whisky pairing to accompany each course and enjoy dishes such as: Speyside Whisky cured Scallops, Haggis stuffed Aberdeen Angus Wellington, Clotty dumpling, Glayva custard and Scotch Whisky salted caramels. The menu is £75 for the 5-courses, £35 for the whisky or wine flight or £110 for the full menu and whisky or wine flight to match.
From £35 pp
For the ultimate Burns Night in London visit one of these “always fun” and “very clubbable” Scottish restaurants. Burns Night (25 January) itself is almost sold out – good thing Boisdale’s salute to Rabbie Burns covers a full week!
Belgravia: 22-27 Jan – 4-course menus from £45
Bishopsgate: 24-26 Jan – 3-course menus from £35
Mayfair: 25 Jan- 4-course menus from £45
Canary Wharf: 25-27 Jan – Dinner & Live music tickets from £62
At all four restaurants your haggis will be piped to the table in the traditional manner and then the piper will address the haggis with Rabbie Burns’ Ode to a Haggis.
The taqueria at The Curtain hotel will be twisting tradition with an alternative take on Burns Night feasting. On 25 January they’ll be serving special Haggis tacos and Scottish Pina Colada slushies.
There will be options for both meat eaters and vegetarians; as well as a Haggis and Neeps Taco with pico de gall relish & tomatillo salsa, there will be a Vegan Haggis and Neeps Taco with guacamole, tomato salsa and pickled radish. To really get in the Burns Night mood guests can sip Scottish Pina Colada slushies made with Dewar’s Scotch Whisky.
23 January, 7.30 pm
City 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.
Expect Scottish-inspired dishes including: haggis croquettes with whisky HP sauce; roast loin and braised belly of Herdwick mutton, ‘haggis bomb’; and ‘deep 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.
25 January, 6.30 pm
Rotunda Bar & Restaurant is hosting a Burns Night Supper with talks, whisky tasting with Scottish small plates. Guests will taste a range of five Scottish whiskies, including blended and single malts led by a Glenlivet ambassador. The menu includes: Whisky cured Scottish salmon, potato cake and sour cream; cullen skink; haggis neeps and tatties with whisky sauce; and deep fried Mars bar.
Soren Jessen’s City favourite will host a Burns Night supper with cocktails and bagpipe music to start, followed by a Scottish menu including dishes such as: ‘Scotch Rarebit’ and ‘Haggis, Neeps and Tatties’, and Macallan whisky.
Highbury’s new restaurant and wine shop from Laura Christie (one half of Shoreditch Turkish Oklava) and Chris Boustead (one half of Boustead & Bidois) is hosting a Burns Night dinner with Scottish classics including Deep Fried Mars Bar. On the menu: Rumbledethumps Croquettes; Tattie Scone, Black Pudding, Duck Egg; Smoked Haddock, Butter & Chive Sauce; Haggis, Neeps & Tatties; and of course Deep Fried Mars Bar.
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