There are many bars and restaurants in London that hold Burns Night events in honour of Robert Burns, a famous lyricist and poet from Scotland. Some of the venues offer Scottish whisky, haggis, and cranachan, while others also include bagpipe music, poetry readings, and toasts. Here is our list of the best places in London to celebrate Burns Night in 2018.
Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in Camden, York & Albany celebrates Burns Night on January 25 and offers a set menu of tatties, neeps, haggis, smoked salmon, and cock-a-leekie soup. A traditional Scottish dessert, cranachan is served for dessert. The price per person is £40 and you can add an extra £20 for whisky matching.
Comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli will be hosting the annual City’s Burns Night dinner at the Temper City. Visitors will have a chance to take the Celtic quiz and test their highland knowledge and try Scottish traditional dishes with an Asian twist. The menu will also include Irn Bru cocktails and deep-fried Mars bars.
Head out to the Gallery bar in West Hampstead to enjoy beer and whisky pairings and celebrate Burns Nights. If you are looking for speciality cocktails, Bénédictine liqueur, vermouth and Bobby Burns cocktail are on the menu.
Mac & Wild celebrations of Burns Nights start on 21 January. There will be a number of events before the main dinner event including haggis-making masterclass and whisky and chocolate matching evening. Book a table on the big night and enjoy Mac & Wild’s set menu that includes tatties, neeps, haggis, venison, and toffee pudding.
No Burns Night would be complete without a celebration at the Curtain. They offer an amazing three- course meal of haggis neeps and tatties, Scotch broth, and cranachan for dessert.