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Burns Night

What is it & when is it?

Burns Night is celebrated annually to commemorate commemorates the life of the bard, Robert Burns. Yearly people gather at dinners, parties, and events on the 25th of January and enjoy a traditional meal of haggis, neeps, and tatties to celebrate the life and work of Burns. Burns is often considered the national poet of Scotland, with his writings including Auld Lang Syne and Address to a Haggis.

 

 

 

 

We have put together a selection of Burns Night Suppers for celebrating Burns Night on Tuesday the 25th of January in case you might be with us in the Scottish capital.

 

Staying In

Five-course feast by Wedgwood the Restaurant

Edinburgh’s award-winning Wedgwood the Restaurant launched it popular ‘Burns Box’ again this year that is available nationwide. The Scottish feast includes a copy of Robert Burns’ famous poem ‘Address to a Haggis’, a dram of whisky to toast Scotland’s national bard and a five-course Burns supper created by chef patron Paul Wedgwood. There are limited boxes, so best be quick!

Paul is known for his nose-to-tail cooking and innovative approach to one of his favourite dishes (he once celebrated Burns Night with a Guinea Pig haggis at famed Peruvian restaurant Maido) whilst in Peru. With his use of seasonal Scottish ingredients, Paul has created a menu that the famous Scot would be proud of. The menu features Whisky and Douglas Fir cured salmon, Wild Highland heather moor grouse ham and a Chocolate and clootie dumpling brownie.

The Burns Night box is priced at £150 for two people and includes free nationwide delivery. Additional wine selections from the Wedgwood wine cellar will also be available to order.

 

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Whisky and Douglas fir cured salmon

beetroot, buckwheat blini, parsley, caper and shallot salad

Cullen Skink barley risotto

smoked Gigha halibut, crisp kale

Wild highland heather moor Grouse Ham

winter truffle, Jerusalem artichoke, cream

Venison and Haggis meatloaf

salt baked neeps, clapshot tatties, roast carrot, whisky cream sauce and a dram of whisky [5ml]

Chocolate and Clootie dumpling brownie

spiced muscovado custard, cherry gel, ginger snap crumb, lemon balm

 

Nationwide and local delivery available on 25 January. Unfortunately, due to such a limited amount of boxes, they are unable to cater for any dietary requirements.

 

Haggis at home from Balgove Larder, St Andrews

If you’re hosting a Burns supper at home, farm shop and butchery Balgove Larder produce an award-winning haggis that can be picked up in-store or sent out across the country. Head butcher James Lothian and his skilled team use a traditional recipe featuring a closely guarded secret blend of spices.

Orders can be placed here

 

Eating Out

Burns Night Supper at The Lawn North Berwick

Celebrate Robert Burns birthday with a Burns Night Supper at The Lawn, North Berwick on Tuesday 25th January. BBC Masterchef, The Professionals finalist Executive Chef Chris Niven and his team will be serving a four-course menu with curated drinks pairings and a bagpiper playing familiar Scottish tunes.

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Belhaven smoked salmon rillettes

Paired with a Talisker whisky seaweed sour

Smoked haggis, whisky, turnip, confit potato

Paired with Johnnie Walker Black Label old fashioned

Chicken breast, leek, prune, wild rice

Paired with a Glenkinchie quincey fizz

The Lawn cranachan

Paired with a Johnnie Walker Black Label buttered espresso old fashioned

Petits fours –

Whisky sours jelly

IRN BRU & white chocolate macaroon

Scottish tablet, blackthorn sea salt

The supper is priced at £65 per person. There is also an overnight package at Marine North Berwick available for those wishing to celebrate into the wee small hours.

Reservations can be made here

 

Richard Turner and Derek Johnstone partner for Burns Night Supper at 18, St Andrews

Executive chef and MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Derek Johnstone, will be teaming up with Richard Turner, chef and co-founder of London butcher Turner & George for a very special Burns Night Supper at 18, St Andrews on Tuesday 25th of January. The rooftop restaurant has unrivalled panoramic views over the famous Old Course Golf Links and West Sands Beach.

A celebration of Robert Burns’ birthday with poetry and songs from his collection of works, the Supper will include a bagpiper and poetry performances of the Address Tae The Haggis.

Priced at £95 per person, Richard Turner, Derek Johnstone, and the team will be serving a four-course menu with local distillery, Kingsbarns Distillery providing a curated single malt whisky pairing for each course and tutored tasting by the expert, Kirsten Webb.

 

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Cock-a-leekie: Roast chicken consommé, leeks, barley & wild rice

Paired with Kingsbarns Dream to Dram

Address tae the haggis: Haggis, neeps & tatties

Paired with Kingsbarns Balcombe

Charcoal-grilled steak, Bone marrow skirlie by guest chef Richard Turner

Paired with Kingsbarns Bell Rock

Cranachan: Oatmeal Breton, raspberry, whisky ice cream

Paired with Kingsbarns Reserve 2021

Tea, coffee & whisky truffle

You can make an advanced booking for 18 here

 

Bridge Inn Ratho Burns Night Supper

Nestled on the banks of the Union Canal, The Bridge Inn in West Edinburgh are hosting an intimate Burns Supper on the 25th of January for just 50 lucky diners. Tickets are priced at £55 for the seven-course dinner or £75 for the seven-course menu and drinks pairing (prosecco on arrival and 4 wines with dinner). Chef Tyler King will be using the very best local ingredients and vegetables from the pubs own walled garden. The main course will of course include the address tae the haggis.

Menu

Bread with chicken butter

Arbroath Smokie doughnut

Haggis ravioli, pickled turnip, crispy potato, leek and watercress velouté

Thorne & Daughters ‘Rocking Horse’ 2020 (South Africa)

Celeriac, black garlic ketchup, mushroom broth, malt glaze, hen of the woods

Frangingham ‘Old Vines’ Riesling 2019 (New Zealand)

Brill, cauliflower puree, crispy chicken skin, Isreali cous cous

Domain Corsin ‘Triage Precoce’ 2019 France

Raspberry sorbet, oat crumble, crowdie crème

70% chocolate and whisky pave, pistachio cake, sea buckthorn, brown butter ice cream

Franz Haas ‘Shweizer’ Moscato Rosa 2018 (Italy)

Reservations can be made here

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