Burns Night is the celebration of Scotland’s literary hero, Robert Burns. Every year on 25th January, Scots across the world gather to eat, drink, and dance in memory of their favourite poet.
The past few years have seen a surge in the popularity of Burns Night events, especially in London among the Scottish expat community. We do so adore Burns Night, it’s the ideal opportunity to have a glass of Whisky, eat Haggis, and Ceilidh with our peers, and so this year we have put together a guide on the best places to experience Burns Night.
Fortnum & Mason
300-year-old Fortnum & Mason are regulars on the Burns Night supper scene. They host their annual supper with a traditional piper, speakers, dancing and a deliciously indulgent five-course menu. Enjoy Scottish favourites whilst dining in the beautiful surroundings of Fortnums.
Burns Night supper at Fortnum & Mason – Saturday 24th January 2015 – £75 per person
The Wild Game Co.
This January The Wild Game Co. will be celebrating Burn’s night with a traditional Burn’s Supper at their newly launched Charlotte Street pop-up. Diners can enjoy the finest haggis and venison sourced directly from the Scottish Highlands, in a charmingly rustic setting. The evening will end with a live sing-a-long of the Bard’s most famous poem – Auld Lang Syne.
Burn’s Supper at The Wild Game Co. – Saturday 24th January 2015 – £30 per person
If you’re a member or know a member of the Caledonian Club in Belgravia, you can not get a better event to experience a true Burns Night celebration. The evening will feature a traditional piper, addressing the Haggis, and a sumptuous three-course meal with champagne, whisky, and wines.
Caledonian Club Burns Supper – Friday 23rd January 2015 – £80 per person
Seven Park Place
Enjoy a six-course burns night supper at Seven Park Place in the St James Hotel and Club. The Michelin-starred venue will offer William Drabble’s ravioli of haggis and Uig Lodge smoked haddock soup, with Scottish highland venison and beetroot.
Seven Park Place Burns Supper – January 20th-26th – £72 per person (£126 with paired wines)
Boisdale Canary Wharf
On Sunday 25th January Boisdale in Canary Wharf will treat guests to a four-course supper featuring the finest Scottish ingredients. The night will end in dancing and live music.
Boisdale Burns Supper – Sunday 25th January 2015 – £75 per person
At Vinopolis in London Bridge guests will be welcomed by bagpipe music and whisky cocktails. The price includes a whisky tasting session, a three-course traditional supper and a reading of Burns’ most famous poem, Address to a Haggis.
Vinopolis Burns Night Whiskey Masterclass – Friday 24th January 2015 – £60 per person
1 Lombard Street
Receive a free dram by wearing a kilt, and immerse yourself in the grand neo-classical restaurant built in 1776. At 1 Lombard Street guests will be treated to a three-course set menu accompanied by plenty of bagpipes, poetry, and whiskey.
1 Lombard Street Burns Dinner – Friday 23rd January – £45 per person