The best places to celebrate Burns Night 2018 in London

Words by
Imogen Cook

24th January 2018

Commemorate the life of Scotland’s most treasured Poet, Robert Burns, with a haggis and whiskey-fuelled evening at some of London’s most stylish venues

A night synonymous with traditional Scottish fare and general merriment, Burns Night honours Scotland’s greatest bard Robert Burns on his birthday, the 25th January. With many a Burns Night party being thrown in London this year, we share our pick of the best...

Town House at The Kensington presents Robert Burns Supper 2018

Bringing a taste of Scotland to Kensington, Town House at The Kensington is hosting a truly traditional affair in celebration of Burns Night. Guests are invited to indulge in a three-course set menu featuring traditional plates such as Cullen skink, a dish of smoked haddock and poached quail egg, naturally followed by haggis with bashed neeps and tatties. For the full Scottish experience opt for the whisky-pairing menu, and sample drams of Scotland’s finest spirits such as Octomore 8.3, Bruichladdich Distillery’s heavily peated, five-year-old whisky. 

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Town House
The White Room Library, Kensington Town House

The White Room Library, Kensington Town House

The Glenfiddich Burns Night Experiment

To celebrate the great bard, Glenfiddich Whisky is hosting its own Burns Night Experiment, in collaboration with Adam Handling, chef and owner of Frog by Adam handling and Scout’s Matt Whiley. Challenging tradition, the single malt Scotch whisky brand is offering an evening of alternative performances and a menu featuring experimental dishes such as lamb and haggis wellingtons and Scottish mackerel. Washed down with creative cocktails such as the Glenfiddich IPA Experiment made with sloe berry and juniper ferment the evening is set to be a jolly occasion.

Addie Chin
Glenfiddich Scout, photography by Addie Chinn

Glenfiddich Scout, photography by Addie Chinn

Burns Night at 108 Brasserie

This Burns Night event at 108 Brasserie in The Marylebone Hotel comprises of a three-course dinner created by Executive Chef Russell Ford. In true Scottish style the menu kicks off with a Cullen Skink starter and a main of haggis fittingly served with whisky sauce. For pudding, a twist on the Caledonian chip-shop classic - battered Mars Bar with honeycomb ice cream is served. To top it all off, every course is paired with a carefully selected whisky.

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The interiors at 108 Brasserie

The interiors at 108 Brasserie

Robert Burns at HIX restaurants

An evening of Scottish fare can be savored in celebration of Robert Burns at various HIX restaurants across town. At HIX Soho, sharing plates of Scottish fare are served along with a Scottish cocktail, made with such ingredients as Monkey Shoulder whisky, Temperley’s ice cider and oatmeal brose. Meanwhile, HIX’s Tramshed and Hixter are offering the obligatory Burns Night haggis, neeps and tatties.

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HIX
HIX's haggis

HIX's haggis

Burns Night at the Bloomsbury Club Bar

For a more energetic Burns soirée head to the Bloomsbury Club Bar for a Burns Night party. Throughout the evening, guests will be treated to live music and a unique Talisker Whisky cocktail menu. Small plates will feature quirky twists on traditional Scottish fare, including an Iron-Bru sorbet (a great way to cool down after the Talisker Hot Toddy) and Neep and Tatty croquettes.

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Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Club Bar's Burns Night hot toddy