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Best Burns Night Celebrations in London

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If you love whisky bars in London, tartan and live bagpipes, then you’ll love Burns Night in London. If you’re a sheep, you wont enjoy Burns Night quite so much. On January 25th, the world celebrates the birthday of Scotland’s favourite Ploughman Poet, Robert Burns, the man who wrote Auld Lang Syne. Many bars, pubs and restaurants in London host a Burns Supper which features haggis, neeps and tatties, poem recitals and toasts. See how the celebrations take on a very particular format. Or, just get involved in one of the deliciously Scottish offerings below.

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Bloomsbury
Bar / Restaurant / Hotel
European

Celebrate a Burn?s Night Dinner for £29 per person at Blue Door Bistro. Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes; Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise". You are invited to celebrate the birthday of the most famous of all Scottish poets, Robert Burns. Start the night with a wee dram of Whisky with our compliments. On this winter night, The Blue Door Bistro will feature a traditional menu, including haggis, neeps and tatties. Available 25th January for one night only 5.30pm - 10pm.

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Shoreditch
Bar / Restaurant
Meat

Indulge in a fabulous Burns Night feast at the brilliant Jones Family Project over in Shoreditch with a menu that pairs not one but two whiskies. Available on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th January, tuck into a delectable three course menu including dishes such as venison Wellington with salted baked celeriac, neep purée and black truffles and a traditional cranachan consisting of berries, shortbread, whisky cream, toasted almonds & oats. Three courses cost £35 per person or £50 with a welcome cocktail and two matched whiskies.

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Victoria
Restaurant / Hotel
British

The English Grill goes all Scottish on us on Burns Night with a fabulous Burns Night Set Menu. For just £35 per person, tuck into a warming bowl of Scotch broth to start followed by the classic Burns Night dish of haggis, neeps and tatties. A raspberry cranachan sundae rounds things off perfectly. Accompany with the specially created Burns Night Desire cocktail featuring Famous Grouse whisky, fresh pineapple, aperol, passion fruit syrup and Meantime pale ale (£16).

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Finchley
Bar

Famed for offering over 101 kinds of whisky, The Gallery in West Hampstead is an obvious choice for a Burns Night celebration. This year, select from their specially created Burns Night drinks menu including the classic Bobby Burns showcasing Glenlivet Founder's Reserve and beer and whisky pairings including Chivas 12 with 6° North Four Saisons.

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Mayfair
Restaurant
British

Jason Atherton's flagship Michelin-starred restaurant, Pollen Street Social will host a celebratory Burns Night dinner in the private dining room no both 25th and 26th January, marking the birth of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. Tuck into a 9-course feast of the finest Scottish cuisine. Menu highlights include delicacies such as Cock-a-leekie bun;Haggis with "neeps and tatties"; Isle of Mull langoustine, isle of mull cheddar and a Fearn Abbey cheese ice cream with honeycomb and oat cake crumb. Each course will be paired with cocktails and drams of some of Bruichladdich distillery's finest Islay scotch. Menu costs £135 per person.

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Kings Cross
Restaurant
British

The annual event is a nod to the heritage of the restaurant's name, taken from the dining livery of the famous Flying Scotsman train. A quintessentially Scottish Burns supper, the four-course menu has been created by Chef Director Mark Sargeant and features dishes such as haggis with neeps and tatties which will be ceremonially piped in by a bagpiper. The menu will be accompanied by a selection of Dalmore Whiskies costs £70 per person.

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City of London
Restaurant
Modern European

Working in partnership with Balvenie Scottish whisky, Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen dishes up a fantastic 6 course feast of traditional Scottish fare this Burn's Night. Each course will be paired with a different Balvenie whisky, with Balvenie UK Brand Ambassador Alwynne Gwilt introducing each selection. Menu costs £95 per person. Alternatively choose a 3 course meal with an Old Fashioned on arrival for £50 per person.

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City of London
Restaurant
Meat

Head into the City of London this 25th January and enjoy a brilliant Burns Night menu complete with a bag pipe welcome. Sip cocktails upon arrival before proceeding to a delicious three course menu of haggis, neeps and tatties and Scotch rarebit. Toast the haggis with a Macallan whisky and enjoy poetry readings during the evening. Menu costs £48 per person.

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Kings Cross
Bar / Restaurant
British

If you're in Kings Cross this Burns Night might we suggest the Rotunda Bar & Restaurant. For just £29.50 per person enjoy an evening of talks, whisky tasting and Scottish small plates including dishes such as Cullen skink, haggis, neeps and tatties and Scottish whisky cured salmon. The hot toddy on arrival will soon warm you up and Glenlivet whisky is served with the menu.

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Greenwich
Bar / Restaurant
British

Craft London and Stevie Parle are teaming up with the award-winning boutique Scotch whisky maker Compass Box for the second year running to host a very special Burns Night celebration on 25th January. For £48 per person, guests will enjoy a four-course menu which includes five carefully chosen Compass Box serves paired to every dish. Stevie Parle will be there on the night to introduce each course, and whisky maker Jill Boyd and Keiran Cusker the Brand Ambassador for Compass Box, will be on hand to talk through the whiskies they have expertly chosen to be enjoyed. Expect poetry readings, a superb traditional addressing of the haggis and much merriment.

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West End
Restaurant
Steak House

Heliot Steak House, housed within the legendary Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square, is paying its very own homage to Robert Burns this 25th January with a fabulous Scottish inspired dish of Scottish fillet steak with neeps and tatties and a Glenfiddich whisky cream sauce. The dish costs just £25 and if you fancy a few drams of Glenfiddich whisky to accompany, knock back three 25ml tasters of 12, 18 and 21-year-old whiskies for an extra £20.

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Marylebone
Bar / Restaurant
Brasserie

Tuck into a 3-course menu specially created for Burns Night, featuring classic Scottish dishes such as haggis, neeps and tatties and the more modern Scottish delight of deep fried mars bar with honeycomb ice cream. The menu will be offered with an exclusive whisky pairing. Menu costs £45 per person with a £20 supplement for the whisky pairing.

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Victoria
Bar / Hotel
Eclectic

Head to The Leopard Bar and enjoy a special Whisky Experience this Burns Night 2018. Be guided through an innovative and exciting whisky tour, as you taste three sensational whiskies ranging from complex and rich, full fruity single malt, to a deep and dry peated flavour. Enhance your experience with a sharing platter. A maximum of 8 guests in each group.Price: £25 per person | £40.00 per person whisky experience and two items from the Bar Snacks menu. Available from 3-9pm.

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