5 ways to celebrate Burns Night

20 April 2017 by
First published: 7 January 2017

There’ll be neeps and tatties and some cock-a-leekie soup, it could only be 5 ways to celebrate Burns Night 

Legendary Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns wrote a number of well-known and well-loved classics (including Auld Lang Syne, that little ditty you probably sang a few days ago) before his untimely death in 1796 aged at just 37. To celebrate his birth on 25 January, we’ve selected our favourite ways to live it up in his memory.

Enjoy a traditional Burns Night Supper

Serving up traditional Scottish foods such as haggis and cullen skink (a fish soup), restaurants such as the highly rated Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen in St Paul’s, will be providing decadent Burns Night Suppers for a truly authentic taste. Indulge in a five-course meal of annual specials cooked with care by head chef Paul Shearling, complete with Dalmore pudding for dessert. It’s a truly scrumptious supper worth feasting on.

£75 for a five-course menu, Bread Street Kitchen

Sip on authentic Scottish Whisky

If you’d rather sip on your whisky than pour it over your haggis, try visiting Blackfriars Restaurant for its annual Burns Night event, which is set a few days early for 20 January. With traditional cock-a-leekie soup and neeps & tatties to fill you, it also has one of the greatest choices of whisky supplied specially by The Whisky Lounge. As one of the top eatery’s in London, this annual event always sells out due to its value and generous range of choice.

£49, Blackfriars Restaurant

Get social at a ceilidh 

If you’ve got rhythm, then dancing the night away at the Ceilidh Club is the ideal celebration for you this Burns Night. A fun social of dancing, poetry and piping, you don’t need to be experienced in traditional Scottish dancing to make lasting memories. With buffet-style food also served throughout, a night at the Ceilidh Club has everything you need for a traditional Scottish Burns Night under one roof.

£34.50, Ceilidh Club

Have a laugh at the annual comedy gala 

With a lineup of the most hilarious comedians the annual Burns Night comedy gala is set to return to Leicester Square. Highly rated the night will see the best acts from the Glasgow International Comedy Festival alongside other national renowned comedians all in one annual extravaganza.

From £15, Leicester Square Theatre (TBC)

Host a fireworks display 

If you fancy a more intimate celebration, why not host your own fireworks display.  With a wide range of sparklers, rockets and other stunning light displays, supermarkets such as Tesco have just what you need to host the ultimate Burns Night in. If you can’t get to a winter festival in Scotland, you can bring the tributes to you anywhere.

From £50, Tesco