Burns Night is becoming an increasingly popular event for London restaurants and this year there are more places than ever to tuck into some haggis and sip on a wee dram.  From haggis nuggets and pizzas to whisky tastings, bagpipes and poetry, we round up the best Burns Night suppers to cheer up a dreary January.

 

Try a haggis scotch egg in Hackney

Try a haggis scotch egg in Hackney

The Sun Tavern - 441 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AN

Hackney based speciality Whiskey bar The Sun Tavern have created three scotch-based Burns cocktails each a fiver. We fancy the ‘For Rhyme Nor Raisin’ (Glenfiddich 12yr, raisin infused sherry, sweet vermouth, pimento dram). For snackage they've got Brixton based Pig & Hay to supply haggis Scotch eggs, £8 with a cocktail.

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Mini Scottish canapes in Clerkenwell

The Well - 180 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JY

The Well in Clerkenwell is hosting a slam poetry evening with whisky cocktails matched with Scottish-inspired canapés including; Hebridean lamb sweetbreads with herb aioli, Scotch quail egg, haggis croquettes and mini Aberdeen Angus beef Wellington. Tickets are £15.

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Wear tartan and get a free whisky

Wear tartan and get a free whisky

All Balls Bros sites - 23-27 January

For the whole of this week, all Ball Brothers sites are giving away a free glass of whisky on the rocks, as long as you're wearing something tartan.

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Go for a haggis curry

Chai Ki - Crossrail Place, London E14 5AR

Did you know that the Coorg region of the Southern Indian state of Karnataka is known as the ‘Scotland of India’? Us neither. But it has inspired the team at Chai Ki in Canary Whar to put on all manner of Burns Nights mashups including a Coorgi Pulled Pork with a curry leaf and chilli rub as well as a Venison Keema, served with crumbled haggis, naan and ‘achari’ pickled red onions.

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See also: Atul Kochhar's Tandoori Haggis Pie with Cranberry and Darjeeling Chutney at Benares.

 

Party with bagpipes at Kerb

Party with bagpipes at Kerb

The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG

There's all manner of Scottish street food stuff going down at this weekend affair - look out for The Wild Game Co's Haggis Mac n Cheese, Deeney’s slow cooked venison tacos (with spicy salsa and whisky crème fraiche) and ‘build your own’ whisky sundae from Nonna’s Gelato. Music will feature the Monster Ceilidh Band.

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Stay at home and serve up the Ginger Pig haggis

Ginger Pig’s head baker on the Yorkshire farm, Les, will be making his traditional haggis, mixing lambs lungs, livers and hearts from high welfare animals reared on a natural diet with lemon juice, beef suet and mixed spices. They'll be available to buy from all eight GP London shops from mid-January until just after Burns Night.

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Try a Burns burger

105 Monier Road, Hackney Wick, E3 2PS.

The Hyde Bar in Knightsbridge has a Burns Burger featuring haggis, clapshot and highland whiskey slaw, wrapped inside an oat potato bun.

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See also:

BRGR has a Burns BRGR featuring Scottish Blade Steak, grilled haggis and homemade Whisky Ketchup from 20 Jan to 5 Feb.

 

Mix it up with a haggis pizza

Mix it up with a haggis pizza

Vico - 1 Cambridge Circus, London WC2H 8PA

VICO in Cambridge circus has The Buristo pizza on for £15 featuring crumbled Haggis and half-moon slices of Italian Black Pudding with Cardoncelli Mushrooms, Parsley and Raddichio on a Mozzarella pizza.

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Whisky sweeties at Bonhams

Whisky sweeties at Bonhams

Bonhams - 7 Haunch of Venison Yard, Mayfair, London W1K 5ES

All week long Bonham is putting on a three-course lunch menu (23-27 January) which sounds AMAZING, such as Heather honey and whisky parfait with pear, confit yuzu, brown butter and muscovado sugar tuille. But it's the extra course of a Box of four homemade Lagavulin caramels to take home for £6 that caught our eye.

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Also worth checking out

 

  • Mark Hix and Browns Hotel Restaurant Manager, Markus Savage host their first Mark and Markus evenings on Burns Night, starting with a dram in the Glenmorangie Library, followed by dinner with dishes like Kingairloch red deer Wellington with braised red cabbage and stovies.
  • Tom Brown and Nathan Outlaw from The Capital Hotel will be teaming up with Roy Brett of top Edinburgh restaurant Ondine for a menu combining traditional Burns Night fare with a seafood twist and specially chosen Whisky pairings for £65.
  • Plum + Spilt Milk in King's Cross (the restaurant’s name derives from the dining livery of the Flying Scotsman) will host a Burns supper complete with ceremonially piping by a bagpiper and with Dalmore Whiskies. £70.
  • Try rare whiskies at The Zetter Townhouse alongside dishes like single malt cured & smoked Scottish salmon.
  • 108 Brasserie in Marylebone will be serving Deep-Fried Mars Bar as part of their Burns Night menu.

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