Some hae meat and canna eat, / And some wad eat that want it, / But we hae meat and we can eat, / And sae the Lord be thankit.
Do you enjoy a Burns supper as much as we do? Here are some of our recommendations.
Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns. Annual Burns Nights suppers are held on or near the poet’s birthday, 25 January.
On Friday 25th January, the crack Edinburgh kitchen team will be joined by the twice-three-Michelin-starred Matt Brown and our Princess of Puddings, Carla Henriques, for a special Burns Night feast. On arrival, you will be greeted with a welcome drink featuring a Johnnie Walker blend created exclusively for the event, along with some of our Haggis & hogget nuggets. Next up is Whisky-cured Scottish salmon with crowdie and tattie scones, followed by cuts of Highland Prime Rib of Beef served with bone marrow skirlie, ash-baked neeps & tatties, celeriac & Spenwood salad, beef dripping lorne sausage & whisky peppercorn sauce. All this will be finished off with some exceptional whisky and cheese and a Pear & heather honey tart.
Each course will be paired with Johnnie Walker’s finest tipples, curated by our Bar Manager (and in-his-element Whisky geek) Murray.
Tickets are £95 and can be booked through the Hawksmoor Edinburgh website.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Did you consider enjoying a traditional Burns Night at the Royal Botanic Gardens? Served in the Gateway Restaurant in the John Hope Gateway to the West of the Garden, the traditional evening will begin with a Hot Toddy to warm you up, , followed by an address to the haggis, ceilidh band 3 course dinner.
Tickets are £45. Call 0131 552 1974 or visit their website to book.
Malmaison at the Shore
Join Malmaison and the team from Old Pultney for a delicious whisky inspired Burns Night. Sample whisky, covering a 12, 15 and 18 years range, paired with traditional Scottish Burns dishes like haggis bon bons, cranachan and Scottish cheese.
Tickets are £29 and can be booked through the Malmaison website.
ABBA meets Burns at Swedish Akva
Celebrate Burns Night in Akva with Haggis and Swedish meatballs – all in aid of Whizz kids.
Enjoy drinks, dancing and a Swedish raffle…whatever that is! Tickets include Haggis, Swedish buffet, glitter bar and music.
Tickets are £20 and can be booked through Eventbrite.
To mark Robert Burns’ 260th birthday, The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen on Edinburgh’s George Street will be hosting a four-course Burns Supper with a modern Scottish Twist.
At the heart of the celebrations will be the time-honoured Address to the Haggis and to get into the spirit of Burns, Edrington-Beam Suntory will host a whisky pairing with each warming course.
Steeped in literary history with links to some of Scotland’s finest writers, The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen’s Burns celebration is a particularly fitting event and tribute to Scotland’s much-loved bard, for the poet is believed to have spent time with the 18th century family who once lived at the George Street townhouse.
Tickets are £50 and can be booked through Eventbrite.
Royal Yacht Britannia
Climb aboard the iconic Royal Yacht Britannia for a four course menu of traditional Scottish cuisine, served in the State Dining Room by Britannia’s butlers. The evening also includes a red carpet welcome, drinks and canapé reception with a highlights tour of The Royal Yacht Britannia.
Tickets are £205 and can be booked through the Britannia website.