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 scotch eggs and Irn Bru cocktails to bagpipes serenading the haggis, we round up the best Burns Night suppers to cheer up a dreary January in London.
Over in King's Cross, VOC London are celebrating Burn's Night with a two-course supper featuring Scottish blackface lamb cutlets with neeps and tatties along with a dessert. It's £25 per person or £30 to include a Bobby Burn's cocktail.
When: 21-25 January
The Stables Bar team at The Milestone are putting on a selection of Whisky flights from peated malts to a Dalmore trilogy along with Scottish-themed canapes. Get a Haggis Croquette, Neeps & Tatties Cake, Arbroath Smokies and Mini Scotch Egg for £12.
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Haggis Wellington at The Rosewood London
Rosewood London are hosting a one-off supper inside their winter terrace, The Glenlivet Glade. Chef Calum Franklin from the Holborn Dining Room is making a haggis wellington with Highland venison and served alongside neeps and tatties - swede, yellow turnip and potatoes.
Whisky trolley at 34
The special whisky trolley that you normally only see if you book the private Emin room at 34 will be doing the rounds of the main restaurant on Burns Night serving up a range of the most popular, unique and luxurious whiskies.
Tablet to takeaway at Clifford's
There's a four-course Scottish menu on at this Fetter Lane restaurant including Haggis Potsticker Dumplings, a Deep Fried Mars Bar with Whisky Parfait for dessert and home-made Scottish Tablets to take home.
Free hot toddies at Brigadiers
Head to Brigadiers in the Bloomberg Arcade where anyone attending their series of Burns Night celebrations from 23rd – 25th January, get a complimentary Talisker Hot Toddy on arrival. Dishes include Haggis Nargisi Kofta and a Talisker Bone Marrow Dopiaza - the menu is £65.
Herdwick haggis doughnuts at Roast
In Borough, Roast is putting on a Burns Night supper for £163 with whisky pairings. Or you can opt for a three-course Scottish supper which features a special dish of Herdwick haggis doughnuts, served with The Balvenie & orange marmalade and malted ice cream.
Haggis scotch eggs at the Duke of Richmond
In addition to The Duke of Richmond's three-course Burns Night dinner for £30, you can order Scottish specials at this Hackney pub. They'll also have Haggis scotch eggs, deep fried mars bars and whisky & Irn-Bru cocktails in the bar.
All Youngs pubs are going to be offering drinkers a complimentary dram* of Laphroaig 10yr whisky for Burns Night (from Thursday 24th January to Sunday 27th January). All you have to do is download the Young’s On Tap App to claim.
Burns Week at Mac and Wild
Mac & Wild are putting on a whole week of Burns inspired dishes and events including a Silent Ceilidh, Haggis Making Masterclasses plus a week-long special of a Haggis, Neeps and Tatties Burger. There's also a Burns Kit for a DIY Burns Night at home where £18 gets you a Munros Haggis for four people, Haig Club Clubman Whisky, recipe cards and a full guide on how to host the event.
Tartan party at temper
Temper City will be throwing the ultimate Scottish knees up to celebrate Burns Night this year, where Edinburgh-born chef Neil Rankin is putting on a five-dish feast for Burns Night, including Haggis Tacos and Beef Shin Stovies, each dish paired with a dram of whisky. Guests are encouraged to get dressed up for the night.
Burns Night boilermakers
In Hampstead, beer and whisky bar The Gallery is running a drinks menu for ultimate boilermakers from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th. There'll also be Haggis Tortellini and a Cranachan mille-feuille to go with it.
Whisky Ice-cream at Craft London
You can always expect the team at Craft London to push the envelope a bit and their Burns Night menu includes such delights as Whisky Ice Cream, Aerated Custard & Oat Biscuit and a matched selection of Compass Box cocktails like the King Street Hi Ball with Whisky, Soda, Sherbet and Oil.
Free whisky cocktails
Head on over to The Leopard Bar at The Rubens in Victoria where if you order one of their steak sarnies, they'll thrown in a special Burns whisky cocktail (usually £16) for free.
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