Burns Night london

Looking to celebrate the life and work of poet Robert Burns? While we can’t quite promise the Scottish Highlands, London’s restaurants have pulled out all of the stops on the food and entertainment front for Burns Night 2023. 

From live bagpipe performances to obligatory haggis, neeps and tatties, Burns Night takes place on Wednesday 25th January. Here’s where to celebrate in London.

 

Where to celebrate Burns Night in London

 

108 Brasserie

108 Brasserie at The Marylebone Hotel will be joining in the Burns Night celebrations with a Scottish set menu, complete with The Dalmore Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 

Dishes include Cullen skink paired with a single shot of Dalmore 12yo; Scottish beef cheek rosti, traditional haggis, neep and tatties and whisky cream sauce; and Cranachan paired with a single shot of Dalmore 15yo. 

Don’t have time to stop for dinner? Visit the plush surrounds of The Cocktail Bar instead and enjoy a limited edition whiskey cocktail next to the crackling log fire.

 

 

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The Bishop at The Berkeley

Taking over The Berkeley’s seasonal pop-up will be the hotel’s Burns Night celebrations. The traditional ol’ pub will be offering a one-off supper club on Wednesday 25th, serving up four courses of Scottish delicacies and the finest drams from Aberfeldy. 

Dishes include Scottish smoked salmon and heritage beets; Cullen skink, Scottish soup with lentils, potato and smoked haddock; haggis served with barrel-aged whisky sauce and neeps and tatties; and Cranachan served with oats, raspberries and spiced biscuit. All are accompanied by a traditional Scottish bagpiper playing throughout the dining. 

 

Great Northern Hotel

Don your tartan and get into the spirit like no other courtesy of Rails Restaurant at the Great Northern Hotel. The restaurant will be offering an authentic three-course Burns Night menu, priced at just £30 per person. 

Expect dishes such as Cullen skink soup; traditional haggis with nips and tatties served with a whisky sauce; and clootie cake with creamy vanilla ice cream.

 

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar – St Paul’s

Dine in style this Burns Night thanks to Bread Street Kitchen & Bar – St Paul’s five-course and whisky pairing menu. 

Created in partnership with Highland Park Whisky, the evening will kick off with a series of small dishes, from haggis bon bons to smoked salmon blini and caviar, before gastronomically journeying across Scotland. Other dishes include whisky-cured Scottish salmon with cucumber, horseradish and dill; Highland venison wellington with neeps and tatties; and clootie pudding with vanilla ice cream and whisky custard. 

With only 30 spaces available, book now to avoid disappointment.

 

The Little Blue Door & The Little Orange Door

Take your Burns Night celebrations weekend-side with The Little Door Co’s epic Scottish extravaganza. On Thursday 26th The Little Blue Door, Fulham and Friday 27th, The Little Orange Door, Clapham will be hosting a celebratory three-course supper club, complete with a haggis presentation and tableside entertainment. 

Traditional dishes will take centre stage, from the warming Scotch broth and thyme infused pulled lamb shank to an indulgent Cranachan for pud. 

Stay a while and dance into the night with their after-party, complete with bagpipes and prizes for the best dressed.

 

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The Aubrey

If haggis isn’t your thing, indulge in Scotland’s finest wee tipple, whisky. Knightsbridge’s luxury Japanese restaurant The Aubrey will be celebrating with a showcase of Scottish and Japanese whisky. 

Available from Burns Night until the end of January, sip the delicate sweet notes of Japanese Toki, Hibiki Harmony and Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve whiskeys, comparing them against drams of Scotland’s finest exports, including Laphroaig 10, Highland Park 12 and Bowmore 15.

 

Galvin Bar & Grill

Acclaimed restauranteurs Chris and Jeff Galvin are preparing to take guests on a guided culinary tour of Scottish delicacies. Showcasing seasonal produce, the dishes include haggis, neeps and tatties; Buckfast-braised short rib of Scottish beef with rumbledethumps; and a classic Cranachan, a Scottish take on the triple with oats, cream and raspberries. 

No dining experience is complete without a drink, and you can expect the best of Scottish whisky on offer, including Glenfarclas from the Highlands and The Macallan from Speyside.

 

GŌNG Bar at Shangri-La The Shard, London

Head sky high this Burns Night and experience GŌNG Bar’s mixology expertise in full force. The bar has teamed up with Torabhaigall Gleann Whisky to serve up three unique cocktails. 

Choose from the Tropical Peat, a whisky highball topped with soda water and a mango and passion fruit foam; Dark Syke, a straight up, stirred and double strained tipple served in a pony coup glass without garnish; or the Forest Affair, an old fashioned influenced drink stirred and served in a double rocks tumbler with ice.

 

Kindred

Fancy something a little different? Hammersmith’s members’ club Kindred will be hosting their long-running live poetry and spoken word event Words & Verses on Burns Night. 

Hosted by their community host Dora Flowers, the Burns Night edition will provide you with a warming and welcoming space to contribute your own poetry or get inspired by the performances on hand. Headliners include Hazel Mehmet, Ryan Passey and Simon Hall.

 

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Home House

Members and guests are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Robert Burns this Burns Night at the exclusive private members’ club, Home House. 

Set in the club’s Restaurant overlooking Portland Square, prepare for an evening filled with a four-course meal, featuring dishes such as Cullen skink; haggis, neeps and tatties with a whisky mustard sauce; Scottish steak pie with winter greens; and a blood orange and marmalade steamed pudding.

Tickets for the Burns Night celebration at Home House are priced at £75 for members and £85 for guests. Non-members can enjoy Home House’s exceptional events including Burns Night Supper by visiting with a member or booking an overnight stay in one of the 23 unique bedrooms or suites.

 

 

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Boisdale

Over in Canary Wharf, Burns Night doesn’t just stop on one night. It’s an event that lasts five nights long. 

Head to Boisdale and look forward to endless Burns Night traditions played out right here in London, from traditional taster lunches packed with haggis, neeps and tatties to special live hootenannies.

Hosted by Frank and Dean, each night’s hootenanny offers a blend of swing classics, classic pop and a few Scottish surprises thrown in for good measure.

 

The Lanesborough

Whether you’re after a special three-course dinner or an in-depth cigar masterclass, The Lanesborough has a Burns Night option for you. 

Over at The Lanesborough Grill, you can delight in a traditional Burns experience, complete with Orkney scallops with Jerusalem artichoke, truffle and mandarin vinegar; Scottish venison with beetroot puree, haggis bun, pine nut and quince dressing; and a whisky pecan brownie with praline ice cream. 

While over in The Garden  Room, an exclusive cigar masterclass is being held in partnership with The Dalmore Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky and at The Library Bar there’s a complimentary beef and oyster pie when you order a glass of Dalmore King Alexander III Single Malt Scotch Whisky, priced at £60 per person.

 

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The George

The George has been hot on the radar since its reinvention back in 2022, and they have been piling out the events at every opportunity, including this Burns Night. The pub-turned-dining space will be teaming up with Aberfeldy whisky for a three-course dinner celebrating Scottish produce and whisky. 

Devised by executive chef Alex Harper, dishes include whisky-cured smoked Scottish salmon with apple, mustard cream and beremeal bannock; venison and haggis wellington with spiced red cabbage, cranberry and 70% chocolate sauce; and raspberry and whisky cranachan with toasted oats.

Check out our full review of The George here.

 

 

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Bbar London

Bbar London is not one to be left out of the festivities, with a dedicated menu created in celebration of Burns Night.

Available from the 25th to the 29th of January, dishes include their very own Burns Burger – that includes Haggis patty, cheddar, and black pudding – and a cocktail dubbed ‘A Winter Night…Robert Burns, 1786‘, that is chock full of Calvados, Macallan, and wild honey.

 


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