With free whisky tasting and haggis aplenty, celebrate Burns Night at these top food and drink events across London.
KERB and Monkey Shoulder: Hootenanny!
KERB and Monkey Shoulder are transforming a former warehouse at The Biscuit Factory into a Clubhoos for Burns Night. Street food comes from five Scottish traders, with a host of playfully themed dishes including Haggis Scotch Eggs and Haggis Mac n Cheese from The Wild Game Co; Venison Tacos with salsa and whisky crème fraiche from Deeney’s; and Build your Own Whisky Sundaes from Nonna’s Gelato. Plus, there’s a whisky den, Old Fashioneds, live electric ceilidh dancing, Highland-themed games and more.
KERB and Monkey Shoulder: Hootenanny! | The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, London SE16 4DG | 27 and 28 January 2017, 6-12pm | Find out more
The Queen of Hoxton: Free Whisky Tasting
Inside the cosy rooftop wigwam expect hearty Scottish fare, traditional live music and, of course, the Address to a Haggis. Plus, enjoy complimentary whisky tasting and hot and cold cocktails huddled around a fire pit.
The Queen of Hoxton | 1 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX | Wednesday 25 January 2017, 7pm-10pm | Free entry
Milroy’s: Free Whisky Drams and Haggis Cocktails
Get free whisky drams, plus a R&B Distillers’ Raasay While We Wait cocktail at London’s oldest whisky shop, Milroy’s. A peppery play on the classic Bobby Burns, this cocktail is inspired by the spices used in haggis.
Milroy’s | 3 Greek Street, London W1D 4NX | Wednesday 25 January 2017 | Free, walk-in
The Capital: Top Chefs and Whisky Pairings
Critically acclaimed Edinburgh-based seafood restaurant Ondine, and its chef patron, Roy Brett, are coming to London to create a five-course menu and optional whisky pairings with the Michelin-starred Outlaw’s at The Capital. Expect Oysters and Langoustines, as well as Haggis and Mutton Broth.
The Capital | 22-24 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1AT | Wednesday 25 January 2017 | Five-course dinner £65pp (pre-paid) or £100pp with whisky pairings | To book call 0207 591 1202
The Gallery: Beer and Cocktails
Enjoy a night of whisky based cocktails and beer with The Glenlivet and Siren Craft Beer Co. The ‘Whisky 101: Siren of the Glen’ event will feature a menu that offers an insight into the effect of barrel-aging on beer and whisky.
The Gallery | 190 Broadhurst Gardens, London NW6 3AY | Tuesday 24 January 2017 | Tickets are £20 and include four flights of whisky, four samples of beer and four food pairing canapés curated by the head chef. Get tickets here
South Place: Braveheart and Scottish Snacks
Especially for Burns Night, the ‘South Place Cinema’ is showing Oscar-winning epic Braveheart in the heated Secret Garden. Relax in a deckchair under a cosy blanket and enjoy Michelin-star wee Scottish bites created by executive head chef, Gary Foulkes (think haggis and handmade shortbread), as well as gourmet popcorn and a whisky cocktail. A touch of tartan clothing is encouraged.
Lancaster London: Burns Night Menu
To celebrate Burns Night, Lancaster London are offering an exclusive set menu at the award-winning bar and restaurant, Island Grill. Dishes include Cullen skink; Black Pudding Croquettes; Pan-fried fillet of Scottish Salmon, Glenmorangie Fish Cream, Mussels and Peas; and Haggis, Neeps and Tatties.
Lancaster London | Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY | Wednesday 25 January 2017
Threadneedle Bar: #LoveScotch
Toast to Burns with whisky cocktails and a selection of three whiskies, paired with the best of Scotland’s larder, to get a real flavour of Scotland.
New Street Grill: Burns Night Dishes
New Street Grill have cultivated three exclusive Burns Night special dishes, including Cullen Skink with quail’s eggs, Hazelnut Crusted Venison with Haggis Bolognese and Cheesecake with Raspberries in Drambuie.