The best Burns Night events in London

Where to indulge whisky and haggis cravings on Burns Night 2018

Supper and Scotch

At Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen on Burns Night (January 25), there’s a six-course feast of Scottish grub, including Orkney scallops and Highland longhorn beef. Each course is partnered with Balvenie whiskies of varying ages. Tickets cost £95 and can be booked here.

A Wild week

Mac and Wild, the pair of restaurants that celebrate the finest Scottish meat, are hosting a weeks-worth of Burns-inspired events. From January 22-28, there will be masterclasses in haggis-making and whisky and chocolate pairing, plus menu specials such as a neeps and tatties burger and a Rabbie Burns cocktail. On the big night itself, the restaurants in Fitzrovia and Devonshire Square will host Burns Suppers. Explore the full programme of events, here.

Create your own haggis

Something a little different from Bompas & Parr, who are putting on a ‘cryptozoological haggis workshop’ to celebrate Burns Night. Taking the wild haggis, the mythical creature said to reside in the Scottish Highlands, as a starting point, attendees will drink haggis-infused vodka cocktails and get to choose flavours and fillings for their very own haggis. The workshop takes place at the Bompas & Parr Studio in Bermondsey on Burns Night, starting at 7pm. Tickets cost £35 and can be booked here.

Hungry for haggis? (Getty)

Food at Fortnum’s

An evening of poetry, music and feasting at Fortnum & Mason on Burns Night. Starting with the traditional recitation of Burns’ Selkirk Grace, there will then be a four-course dinner, featuring Scottish dishes, washed down with fine wine and whisky. Tickets cost £75 and can be booked here.

Ceilidh the night away

Streetwise Opera is hosting a fundraising ceilidh, with music performed by Ceilidh Tree, in aid of the charity’s work helping people who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness. The event takes place on Burns Night at Saint Columba’s Church of Scotland, near Knightsbridge, and the Star Tavern (10 minutes from the venue) is offering ticket-holders a Burns Night menu for £24 (three courses) or £13 (single course) from 5pm to 7pm. Find out more and book here.

Alternative Burns

The Mayfair Supper Club is hosting two ‘alternative Burns Night’ evenings on January 23 and 31. These whisky tasting sessions will feature drams from around the world, toasts, history lessons and a four-course ‘neeps and tatties’ banquet. The evenings are hosted at the Punchbowl in Green Park. Tickets cost £95 and can be booked here.

Sample some Scotch on Burns Night (iStock)

 

Jazzy Burns

Supper club stars, The Elmore Jam and Basement Galley, are joining forces for an evening of fine food and live jazz. Tickets for the January 27 event at the home of the Elmore Jam in Leytonstone start from £39, with a three-course dinner and welcome cocktail included in the price. Guests who want to drink more can bring their own booze. To book, go here.


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