This January, celebrate Burns Night like a true Highlander with a host of events across London. The housemates at The Little Blue Door will celebrate with the Ultimate Burns Night House Party filled with Balvenie and Glenfiddich whisky specials alongside a Haggis Burger or delve into a Sussex Lamb Loin and Haggis Wellington at Sussex in Soho or the all-time famous Deep-Fried Mars Bar at Loyal Tavern.
Out east, The Sun Tavern will be raising a dram or two with Craigellachie Whisky alongside a special Scotch menu by Iain McPherson of Edinburgh’s famous Panda & Sons and FREE haggis balls from the legendary Deeney’s. A full week of shenanigans will be taking place at Scottish sensations Mac & Wild, including a dedicated Burns pop-up with Copper Dog, Haggis Making Masterclasses, Haig Club Haggis, Neeps and Tattie Tacos and Irn Bru Sour Cocktails.
Celebrating Burns Night in London
The Ultimate Burns Night House Party at The Little Blue Door
Join the flatmates at The Little Blue Door and celebrate Burns Night with their infamous Ultimate Burns Night House Party on Saturday 25th January 2020. The flatmates will be putting on a Scottish skite fit for a highlander, filled with plenty of haggis from Scottish champions Mac & Wild, free Scottish spiked house punch, Balvenie and Glenfiddich whisky specials and bagpipes galore!
Set within a fully decked-out, tartan trimmed living room, lads and lassies are invited to tart themselves up and dress to impress in their best rock and roll twist on tartan trews, kilts and whatever else takes your fancy. Guests will be able to tuck in to complimentary Haggis Pops from London’s favourite Scottish restaurant, Mac & Wild, as well as the flatmates’ Address to a Haggis Burger, a hearty Haggis filled burger topped with smoked Cheddar and Whisky Chilli Sauce. Once guests have eaten and drunk their fill, special guest DJ’s will be on from 9:30pm to get you boogying the night away on the tables to an all ‘rock n roll’ playlist until late.
Whisky lovers can further revel in the celebrations throughout the evening by indulging in William Grant’s ‘Century Flight of Whiskies’, serving up a rare selection of Balvenie and Glenfiddich whiskey drams including Balvenie 12, 14 and 17 and Glenfiddich 12, 15, 18 and 21 to total 100 plus years of fine Scottish single malt heritage.
The Ultimate Burns Night House Party
Date: Saturday 25th January 2020
Time: 6pm – late
The Little Blue Door; 871-873 Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 5HP
Have a Highland Hurrah with Mr Fogg and Glenfiddich
Calling all lads and lassies, this January Mr Fogg’s will host their annual Burns Night celebrations at Mr Fogg’s Residence in Mayfair with the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch Whisky, Glenfiddich on Saturday 25th January 2020. In celebration of the Scottish great, Robbie Burns, guests are invited to get kilted up this Burns Night as Phileas and his household staff host a Scottish soiree, fit for a Highlander.
Guests can expect to be transported to the heart of the Highlands, throughout the Scottish celebration, as they are welcomed with a Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky cocktail reception, alongside sounds of a live Ceilidh band, traditional poetry recitals and Scottish fare.
In true Scottish spirit, all household staff will be adorning kilts and sporrans, with guests encouraged to dress to impress in traditional attire. Throughout the night, guests will be able to enjoy a special libation menu from Glenfiddich, alongside performances from an extremely talented and accomplished Ceilidh band, playing Scottish swing throughout the evening and poetry recitals showcasing Robert Burns’ best works, all while having a Highland fling with Mr Fogg.
So for an authentic Burns Night head on down to Bruton Lane.
Mr Fogg’s Burns Night
Date: Saturday 25th January 2020
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Mr. Fogg’s Residence: 15 Bruton Lane | Mayfair | London | WIJ 6JD
Celebrate Burns Night with a Haggis Wellington at Sussex
Famous for their speciality Wellington, Sussex has created a bespoke a la carte menu which offers a Sussex Lamb Loin and Haggis Wellington made with spiced offal mince, Hispi cabbage served with a whisky sauce and with neeps and tatties. For something sweet, the menu will finish off with a delicious whisky themed dessert.
The showstopping Lamb and Haggis Wellington accompanied by a whisky cocktail. With a toast to the famous bard’s legacy the traditional ‘Ode to a Haggis’ poem will be read out to diners and each guest will receive their own copy of the well loved Robert Burn’s poem.
Also available will be the newly introduced Kitchen Table offer, a set menu designed and lovingly prepared by Chef Patron, Oliver Gladwin. The perfect setting to experience all the backstage kitchen action while feasting on the sustainable and farm to fork dishes all for £48.
Burns Night at Sussex: 63-64 Frith Street, London, W1D 3JW
The Sun Tavern Raises a Dram to Robert Burns
In celebration of Burns Night on Saturday 25th January, East London cocktail bar, The Sun Tavern is honouring everything great about Scotland with a special collaboration alongside Craigellachie Whisky. For a day of unmissable events, the teams are joining forces to bring guests all the Scottish classics, including a daytime Craigellachie whisky tasting experience, a Scotch cocktail menu from Iain McPherson of Edinburgh’s famous Panda & Sons and free haggis balls from the legendary Deeney’s, ready to raise a glass to the National Bard himself.
Notoriously one of the busiest days of the year, The Sun Tavern will kick off the celebrations with Scotch expert Andrea Montaque, hosting a daytime Whisky Tasting exploring the flavour profiles and distinctive traits of Craigellachie, 13yr, 17yr and the much sought after 23yr. As the Burns Night celebrations take hold, Iain McPherson, owner of Edinburgh’s award-winning Panda & Sons will be jumping behind the bar and serving up a special menu of his Scotch favourites created especially for the occasion, including a Hot Chocolate Punch with Craigellachie 13, Coconut, Cacao, Cinnamon and Orange and a McCliché with Craigellachie 13, Irn Bru, Fluffed Rhubarb, Lemon and Bitters. The menu will also feature an impeccable selection of cocktails created by The Sun Tavern exclusively for Burns Night including the Afton Water with Craigellachie 13yr, Poitín, Amaro Montenegro, Honey, Toasted Pecan Bitters – named for the dainty river in Ayrshire, the subject of Rabbie Burns’ poem of the same name.
Burns Night at The Sun Tavern: 441 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AN
Date: Saturday 25th January
Time: 6pm – 2am
Loyal Tavern Celebrates Burns Night in Bermondsey
Burns Night is soon approaching and Bermondsey’s top London restaurant, Loyal Tavern is celebrating their first Burns Night Supper this year on Saturday the 25th January 2020.
What better place is there to tuck into a delicious Haggis and Tatties and sip on a Kirkhill Grace cocktail with peach, ginger and pomegranate? Other specialities on the menu are; Chicken and Leek Soup and Whisky-Cured Salmon. The menu ends on a high with the unique and flavoursome desserts; Rhubarb Cranachan and the all-time famous Deep-Fried Mars Bar, all for the price of £38 per head. It’s the perfect way to cheer up the dreary January in London.
Burns Night at Loyal Tavern: 171-173 Bermondsey Street
A Week Of Burns Celebrations At MAC & WILD: 21st – 25th January 2020
In celebration of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, Scottish sensations Mac & Wild will mark the annual tradition of Burns Night with a whole week of shenanigans including Burns inspired menus, a dedicated Burns pop-up with Copper Dog and of course, poetry and pipers. From Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th January, both Mac & Wild Devonshire Square and Mac & Wild Fitzrovia will be celebrating the life and works of Scotland’s most renowned national treasure with endless activities including a Chivas Blend Burns Special Masterclass, Highland Park Haggis Making Masterclass in a converted Land Rover, a bottomless whisky brunch and of course, a traditional Burns Night celebratory dinner. On the menu all week will be a selection of Burns specials including the new Haig Club Haggis, Neeps and Tattie Tacos, two soft corn tortillas stuffed with Mac & Wild’s sustainable Venison Haggis, pickled Neeps, Crispy Tattie bits, Sriracha hot sauce and Haig Club Whisky Sour Cream, Dirty Haggis Chips topped with Chilli Cheese Sauce, Venison Haggis and Green Onion, Irn Bru Sour Cocktails and a Bobbie Burns cocktail, dedicated to the poet himself.
On Friday and Saturday evening, Mac & Wild will host a dedicated Burns pop-up at 1 Devonshire Square with Copper Dog Scotch Whisky. Set for two evenings filled with endless Scottish shenanigans including live music, Scottish street food, haggis making masterclasses, a whisky wall and even bone marrow whisky Luges. Throughout the celebrations guests can tuck in to Haggis pops, Vegan Pops, Dirty Haggis chips, the vegan Bloody Roots Burger, as well as, Mac & Wild’s brand new – The Sustainable Burger – a Venison and Haggis Burger with a Wild venison Pattie, molten cheese, Haggis Hash, Mac & Wild Mayo and Crispy Onion Bits, all sat between a buttery brioche bun. The Sustainable Burger is Mac & Wild’s move to encourage Londoners to eat haggis, rather than beef, utilising parts of the animal that are not usually used, in turn reducing the amount of animals required to be killed and reducing their carbon footprint.
MAC & WILD X COPPER DOG BURNS POP UP
Date: Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January 2020
Where: Mac & Wild pop-up, 1 Devonshire Square, Spitalfields, EC2M 4YP
“To The Haggis!” Byron Celebrates Burns Night With Special Scottish Menu In Covent Garden
For the first time ever, Byron will bring its celebrated Haggis inspired menu from the Edinburgh restaurant for Londoners to enjoy this Burns Night. Marking the traditional Scottish event with a not-so-traditional menu, the dishes will be available exclusively at its Wellington Street restaurant, Covent Garden.
The exclusive menu, developed by Byron’s Food Director, Sophie Michell, will feature three Scottish specials:
- The Auld Smokey – a juicy beef patty topped with haggis, melted Cheddar cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce
- Haggis Loaded Fries – Byron’s skin-on fries drenched in onion gravy and topped with crispy onions, pickled onions, Byron cheese sauce and crumbled haggis
- Irn Bru Milkshake – Byron’s famous vanilla milkshake given the Scottish treatment with an injection of Irn Bru. Sounds weird, tastes amazing
All dishes will be available for lunch and dinner from Thursday 23rd until Sunday 26th January at Byron Covent Garden.