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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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Bar / Restaurant / Hotel

The Game Bird at The Stafford is putting on a traditional Scottish feast on Saturday 25 January to celebrate the birth of Robert Burns. The timeless restaurant is keeping it classic this Burns Night with a £49.50 three course affair. Start with Isle of Harris Gin-cured salmon parfait, horseradish crème fraîche, oat milk bread, followed by Homemade haggis, buttered leeks, neeps, tatties, whisky gravy and finish with White chocolate and whisky crème brûlée, raspberry sorbet, shortbread. Linger after dinner, enjoying a Balvenie whisky in the hotel?s American Bar and a cigar in the cobbled courtyard.

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City of London
Bar / Restaurant

This Burns Night, head to bustling Borough Market and its longest standing restaurant, Roast. Famed for its hearty classics, year on year Roast remains the place to be for Burns Night celebrations. From Monday 20 - Saturday 25 January, revellers are invited to enjoy a traditional three-course Burns menu at lunch or dinner, and kick-start proceedings with Roast?s signature blend Scotch whisky! Following this, Wild Scottish mushrooms and roast garlic on toast or Whisky-cured sea trout, kohlrabi and turnip ferments, soda bread. Mains include Scottish stovie dumpling, beef and carrot casserole with cabbage as well as Haggis, neeps, tatties.

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The time has come to toast to the life of Robert Burns as The Nest Rooftop Bar at Treehouse Hotel launches their inaugural Burns Night Whisky Masterclass on Saturday 25th January. Welcoming everyone from whisky beginners to aficionados, put your senses to the test with a dram or two from a number of Scotland's leading distilleries including GlenDronach, BenRiach and GlenGlassaugh, all to be sampled alongside an array of seasonal Scottish canapes designed to bring out the best of both worlds.

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