Plan your Burns Night celebrations

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With the Christmas and New Year celebrations now a distant memory, January can make for a rather miserable month. Until Burns Night arrives of course! Then you will have the perfect excuse to come out of hibernation by donning a kilt, downing a whiskey and enjoying some Haggis.

Burns Night takes place on Wednesday 25th of January and it will provide a welcome early end to Dry January for many.  Several top restaurants are planning a special occasion to mark the event this year and we have a preview of some of the best places to spend the night…

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Haggis, neeps & tatties at Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social
Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social has long been a champion of the finest, seasonal Scottish produce, making the restaurant the perfect location for Burns Night celebrations. Delicacies such as Gairloch langoustine and Eyemouth crab salad grace the a la carte menu, while the traditional Burns Night fare of haggis, neeps and tatties can be enjoyed by guests opting for the eight-course tasting menu, offering a Michelin-starred taste of Scotland in the heart of London.

Celebrate Burns Night in style at Plum + Spilt Milk 

On Wednesday 25th January 2017, from 7pm, Plum + Spilt Milk will host a celebratory Burns Night dinner, marking the birth of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns. 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. For one night only, the modern British restaurant will present a quintessentially Scottish Burns Supper complemented by Dalmore Whiskies and ceremonially piping by a bagpiper. The four course menu, created by Chef Director Mark Sargeant, is priced at £70 per person. Kilts are not compulsory but encouraged!

Burns Night at Bonnie Gull

Burns Night is always a big deal at Bonnie Gull – what else would you expect when the co-founder and head chef are both proud Scots! On Wednesday 25th January both restaurants will offer a specially tailored dinner menu celebrating the best of Scottish produce, accompanied by bagpipes, traditional poetry reading and plenty of whisky. Book a table at their Fitzrovia Seafood Shack or hire out the back room of their new Soho sister restaurant. For more details please visit:

Burns Night at Galvin Green Man, Chelmsford

Celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns with a traditional Burns Night dinner at Galvin Green Man on the 25th January at 7.30pm. For £20 per person guests can enjoy a three-course meal of Cullen skink; Haggis, neeps and tatties; and Cranachan with raspberries. The meal will also include a complimentary dram to finish and will be accompanied by a piper.

Celebrate the life of Robert Burns at Bistrot de Luxe, Marylebone

Bistrot de Luxe are celebrating Burns Night on the 25th January with a special five-course menu including Cock-a-leekie; Pithivier of partridge; haggis, neeps and tatties;Scottish crumpets with Isle of Mull cheddar; and Clootie pudding. Priced at £49 per person, the evening will begin at 7pm, and will include a whisky cocktail on arrival as well as coffee and handmade chocolates to finish. A traditional Scottish piper will commence proceedings.