The Top Burns Suppers to Enjoy this Month


Burns suppers

With Burns night just around the corner, we take a look at the best places around the country to celebrate Scotland’s bard with a range of traditional Burns suppers.

Edinburgh

Ghillie Dhu

Friday 18th January – Sunday 27th January

This spectacular Edinburgh location is set to run a Rabbie Burns experience over two weekends this month. Guests will be greeted with a dram on arrival before being seated for a Burns supper which includes dishes such as rump of Scottish lamb and Cranachan.

The haggis will be piped in before the traditional toast is recited, followed by traditional live folk music, which will be played throughout the meal. After which, the finale (and what Ghillie Dhu has become known for) will take the form of an energetic and fun ceilidh.

Tickets are £47.95 and available to book here.

 

Royal Yacht Britannia

25th and 26th January

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Celebrate Burns in regal style on board the Royal Yacht Britannia. Guests will be welcomed aboard by the Britannia’s piper before sitting down to a four-course meal served in the State Dining Room by the yacht butlers. Featuring seasonal Scottish ingredients, dinner will be prepared by the executive chef Mark Alston and his team in the original Royal Galleys.

As well as dinner, diners can enjoy traditional Scottish music, which will be played throughout dinner by Britannia’s musicians and, the highlight of the evening, the ‘Address to a Haggis’ will be followed by a Whisky Tasting in the State Drawing Room.

The evening also includes a red carpet welcome, drinks and canapé reception with a highlights tour of The Royal Yacht Britannia.

Tickets are priced at £205 per person and can be booked as individual places or for tables of 10.

 

Wedgwood the Restaurant

25th and 26th January

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After a sell-out success last year, Wedgwood the Restaurant is teaming up with The Real Mary King’s Close to create a unique Burn’s Night experience.

Guests will tuck into a contemporary three course meal and a live recital of Burns poetry at the restaurant, before being whisked to The Real Mary King’s Close for a Burns inspired guided tour of the preserved streets found underneath the Royal Mile. Finish off the evening with a dram in the Burgh Courtroom.

The night starts at 6.30pm and tickets are £55 per person.

Cannonball Restaurant and Bar

25th January

Celebrate Burns in style in the luxurious surroundings of the exclusive private dining Glengoyne Room at Cannonball Restaurant & Bar, Castlehill, the Castle.

Cannonball Bar serves over 150 Scotch whiskies and has become a firm favourite for locals and visitors looking to try a dram or two.

The menu on the night will comprise of traditional Haggis, Scottish beef, seasonal vegetables and delicious Cranachan together with Scotland’s favourite tipple makes for a perfect evening with friends or colleagues.

The three course meal with matching whiskies is priced at £60.00 per person with a minimum of 15 guests. The restaurant can also arrange for a Piper to address the Haggis for an additional fee.

 

Glasgow

Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Radisson Blu

18th January

This annual celebration of Burns honours the life and spirit of the Bard, Rabbie Burns, and will feature celebrity guests Eddi Reader, Jane McCarry and Mark Cox (best known as Isa and Tam from Still Game).

Guests can enjoy tributes to the haggis, drams, ceilidh dancing thanks to Callanish, all while raising money for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

Tickets cost £65 per person or and £650 for a table of ten and are available here.

A Celebration of Burns is sure to provide all guests with a touch of glamour in January and a “right guid Scottish knees up”.

Cottiers

25th January

This west end favourite bar and restaurant is set to celebrate Burns Night in style. The night, which starts at 6.30pm with a dram, promises to be a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns and all things Scottish.

As well as a traditional ceilidh band and DJ, guests can also look forward to a three course meal and welcome dram all for £39.95.

Malmaison

25th January

Treat yourself to a special Burns Night dinner, complete with plenty of glasses of our national drink at the Glasgow Malmaison’s Douglas Laing Whisky Dinner.

On Friday 25th January, from 7pm-10pm, David Ferguson from Douglas Laing will host a three course Scottish themed meal and interactive whisky masterclass. Guests can sample and learn about the different Douglas Laing whiskies, including the all-time favourite ‘Timorous Beastie’, followed by a contemporary culinary celebration of Scotland.

Tickets are £35 and available to buy on the hotel’s website.

Ayrshire

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway

18th January

Celebrate the Bard’s birthday at this informal Haggis Hooley Burns Supper. The Borland Ceilidh Band and a variety of talented local musicians will perform while diners tuck into traditional Burns Supper fare. And, if you’re not too full afterwards, be sure to take part in the ceilidh dancing.

Tickets are £24.50 for adults and £16.50 for children, and include 3-course Burns Supper with vegetarian options available.

Burns Hame Toun, Alloway

25th January

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Celebrate the Bard’s birthday where it all began, at this special fundraising event – THE Burns Supper.

Diners will enjoy a traditional Burns supper as well as piper, toasts, recitations, music and speeches all for just £20 per person.

 

Perth

Perth Burns Club Dinner, Salutation Hotel

26th January

This annual Burns supper is billed as one of the most prestigious events of the year, so get ready to have a great night with friends or colleagues.

Starting at 6.30 for 7pm, guests will hear a traditional Toast to the Lassies given by Councillor Willie Wilson and the Reply will be read by former Councillor Joan McEwan.

Tickets are £27 for Club members and £32 for non-members, and traditional Highland dress is encouraged.

 

Best of the rest

19th January (Inverness) and 25th January (Falkirk) and 1 st February (Aberdeen), Nae Ordinary Burns Supper

24th January – 3rd February, Big Burns Supper across Dumfries

25th January, Burns Night at Glamis Castle, Angus

25th and 26th January, Burns Ceilidh at Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

With loads going on, why not put a few of these dates in a new diary?

Festivals

Throughout January, Burns an’ a’ that Festival – Burns Hame Toun, Alloway, Ayrshire

26th and 27th January, Perth Robert Burns Celebration, Perth

22-27th January Burns&Beyond, Edinburgh

 

Rosalind Erskine

I write features and web articles for No.1 Magazine on everything from interiors and homes to beauty, fashion and food and drink.