The biggest and best events celebrating the famous Scottish poet
Drag out your tartan trews and your dancing shoes (or a tartan scarf and expanding leggings!) as this Thursday is Burns Night where Scots around the world celebrate the Bard, Robert Burns.
If you are thinking of going out in Edinburgh or Glasgow, here are some suggestions on where to go.
A Pizza Haggis @pizza
Recently opened @pizza has the perfect Burns Night treat on the menu this week. The Pizza Haggis features tomato sauce, Scottish mozzarella, haggis, roast onion, sliced apple with chilli, finished with whisky & thyme sauce and flat leaf parsley. The special recipe pizza comes paired with Edinburgh Beer Factory BUNK! Edinburgh brown ale or Paolozzi lager, and a wee piece of tablet for £12.95, or £9.50 for the pizza on its own.
Available from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th January.
@pizza, 4 Charlotte Lane, Edinburgh EH2 4QZ
Burns Night cocktail at The Permit Room
The Patrick Geddes, will be available from Burns Night and then as part of a special offer during the Edinburgh Restaurant Festival in February.
It is named after Sir Patrick Geddes who was a botanist, ecologist, sociologist, town planner and social reformer – who was a long-time resident of both Edinburgh and Bombay and had a significant influence on both cities.
The drink combines Monkey Shoulder, which contains three whiskies from Speyside, and Amrut Fusion Indian single malt whisky, made from barley from both Scotland and India.
Other ingredients include Punch a la Ford (an aged punch that is made by steeping lemon rinds in alcohol), lemon juice, black pepper and a hop foam from Tempest Brewing Co.’s Elemental Dark Ale.
The Patrick Geddes has been created by Dishoom Edinburgh’s Head Bartender, Will Salisbury, and is available until 3 am every night from Burns Night on 25th January to 25th February for £9.
Eusebi Deli Scottish/Italian dishes
This Robert Burns Day Eusebi’s will be celebrating the long-standing relationship and merging of cultures between Scots and Italians in Scotland with a selection of specialist dishes.
Burns Night specials will include:
Haggis Ravioli Fritte with whiskey Sauce £5.50
Cock a Leekie Brodo £5
Venison Ragu Pappardelle £14
Cranachan Cannoli £3.95
152 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9HB
Burns Night at Cafe Honore
On Sunday 28th January Cafe St Honoré is celebrating Burns Night with a special menu packed with great Scottish ingredients.
Chef Director Neil Forbes and Head Chef Joe Simpson have devised a special 4-course Scottish menu to celebrate The Bard
Cured organic Belhaven salmon, rocket, Katy Rodger’s crème frâiche and toasted oat salad, pickled cucumber
Local venison and Macsween haggis meatballs, clapshot, mustard greens
Scottish cheese and oatcakes
Warm organic orange marmalade cake, organic Benromach whisky ice cream
£50 per person.
Cafe St Honorė, 34 NW Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EA
Wedgwood – Food and Whisky pairing
From the chef who has prepared haggis with Alpaca to Venison and Guinea Pig in between; Paul Wedgwood has prepared a contemporary Scottish menu for Burns Night which is complimented with a whisky flight chosen by Lisa Wedgwood.
£55 per person, Paired whisky flight £35
Bubbles and canapés (add £10.00)
Scotch broth, mushroom soda bread
Bailie Nicol Jarvie 8 year
Douglas fir cured salmon, grapefruit, sorrel, rye
Old Pulteney 12 year
Sound of Mull scallops, smoked haddock Cullen skink
Glenkinchie 12 year
Loin of Perthshire venison, haggis, celeriac, chocolate
Paul’s selection of the very best of Scottish cheese (supplement £5.00)
Bunnahabhain 12 year
Clootie dumpling, honeycomb, whisky ice cream
Coffee & Petit fours
Sugar Boat restaurant in Helensburgh have a 4 course seasonal menu for Burns Night and the evening is sponsored by The Loch Lomond Distillery.
Smoked salmon, pickled cucumbers and apple
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Haggis neeps and tatties
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Roast loin of venison, beetroot and braised carrots
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Light Dundee cake, orange custard, poached raisins
Booking is essential for this exclusive event.
£35.00 per person.
Credit card details are required with 48-hour cancellation notice, after which a £20.00 cancellation fee applies
The Glenfiddich Burns Night Experiment
Glenfiddich will be re-writing the Burns Night rule book to celebrate the life of Scotland’s famous poet. Enjoy a unique menu created by Ben Reade, Chef at the Edinburgh Food Studio, and inspired whisky cocktails from Panda & Sons founder, Iain McPherson. Glenfiddich’s Brand Ambassador, Mark Thomson, will be bringing to life Burn’s work with assistance from some surprising performers.
Tickets cost £50 per person, which includes a three-course menu and drinks.