...Places to celebrate Burns Night
“In case you need an excuse to drink Whisky, Burns Night is only a wee way away.”
January 25th marks the birthday of Scotland's literary laureate Robert Burns, giving reason to celebrate with a hearty supper of traditional Scottish cuisine and a wee dram of whisky at some of London's finest establishments.
For live entertainment head to the Fifth Floor Restaurant at Harvey Nichols for an evening of traditional music and poetry to accompany a four-course menu with matching whiskies (£45 per person), specially created by Scottish Head Chef Eryk Fojcik. And for an exemplary exhibition of Scottish hospitality, take a party of eight people or more to Boisdale (set menus from £42 per person) where you will have haggis delivered to your table with piping from the honourable Pipe-Major Willie Cochrane and Ode to a Haggis recited in full. Still promising a lively (yet somewhat less confronting) atmosphere, Sam's Brasserie and The Cow are also planning live piping performances and recital of a selection of the bard's greatest works.
Ever a stylish affair, Kettners have devised a set menu especially for Burns Night featuring Scottish favourites that are guaranteed to please. And if tradition calls for a Burns Night celebration with family, the festivities at child-friendly Harrison's (£15 for 2-courses, £18 for 3-courses) will make for a fun and jovial evening.
A traditional offering of haggis, neeps and tatties is being served at St Pancras Grand and The Barbican Restaurant (£18 for 2-courses, £24 for 3-courses), where Lady Blonde readers will receive a complimentary dram of Glenmorangie whisky. And First Restaurant Group are offering Lady Blonde readers the opportunity to toast the life of Scotland's greatest poet with a complimentary scotch-on-the-rocks when dining at The Ebury, The Waterway and The Running Horse on Burns Night.
St Pancras Grand
The Barbican Centre