Historic spot The Cutty Sark is piping Burns Night 2020 in in Greenwich as bagpiper Matthew McRae shows off his talents. Alongside Scottish music, the pub will be serving a three-course meal to celebrate the bard.
Burns Night in London 2020
January 25th is a special day in the Scottish calendar, as celebrations featuring traditional food and music break out across the country to celebrate the life of the country’s greatest poet; Robert Burns. There’s plenty of traditional Burns night suppers to be enjoyed in London too, with restaurants hosting special one-offs across the city with haggis, whisky and everything in between. Check out our shortlist of the best places to celebrate Burns Night in London 2020.
Join acclaimed chef James Cochran and award-winning author Candice Carty-Williams as they take to his restaurant 12:51 for a night of 5-course feasting and Balvenie cocktails. From treacle-cured salmon to poached chicken with whiskey butter and haggis, this is set to be a real foodie favourite.
Balham's The Cyclist are celebrating the Scottish poet over an evening of fine whisky and delicious food. Starting the night with a welcome Arberg whisky and ginger, guests will be treated to a feast and accompanying dram and Ardberg cocktail.
The luxurious City of London brasserie is celebrating the Scottish poet over a traditional evening of bagpipes, haggis and lots of tartan. During the night you'll also be treated to a three-course feast and a reading of the Address To The Haggis.
Not only is the stunning Boulevard Theatre providing a quirky setting for your Burns Night plans, but the Soho spot is also cooking up a traditional 3-course feast complete with poetry by Live Canon and performances from renowned piper David Colvin. Think Cullen skink, cock 'a' leekie, haggis and plenty of whisky.
Join the Leyton Star for a night of feasting in celebration of poet Robert Burns, with a handpicked choice of whiskies and live entertainment in the evening. Chomp away on haggis neeps and tatties in honour of Scottish tradition from the heart of London.
With a variety of Burns Night events on the cards, Mac & Wild is giving you the opportunity to learn how to make your own haggis, tuck into Scottish street food, dance to live music, experience a cocktail masterclass and soak up sips courtesy of Copper Dog whisky.
Sleek St Pauls haunt Lino are opening their doors for a unique Burns Night celebration that celebrates the finest in Scottish produce, with themed whisky cocktails to accompany. Swing by and you can revel in the pretty peach and salmon decor while paying homage to the famed poet.
The sleek cocktail bar and restaurant is marking the holiday with a three-course dinner, created by Scottish Head Chef Ruaraidh Campbell. Tuck into haggis, neeps and tatties with whisky cream sauce and beef fillet with black pudding spring rolls before finishing with an orange marmalade sponge pudding.
St Pancras by Searcys are hosting an enticing Burns Night supper this January. Join them and you'll get Champagne on arrival, a whisky tasting, three courses of delicious dining, haggis and Scottish cheeses, all expertly-pared with wine and whisky.
Head over to The White Swan where they'll be hosting a traditional Burns Night supper featuring four courses of great food, paired wines and to cap it all off, they'll be raising a dram to the Bard himself at the end of the night.
Batch are paying homage to Robert Burns with a night of fine whisky drinking and a few delicious plates to accompany. With choices ranging from Ledaig 18 Year Old to Darkness 8 Year Old, there's plenty to taste, with haggis neeps abd tatties as an optional add-on.
Located in the heart of Farringdon, Smiths of Smithfield is bringing a taste of Scotland to central London this month. Head down for a Friday night feast complete with welcome cocktails and addressing the haggis with a wee dram of Glenfiddich 12yr old single malt before dinner gets underway.
Not only is The Rubens at The Palace hosting live music and an epic feast this Burns Day, but the swanky central London spot is laying on a menu that features whisky, canapés and a mouthwatering 5-course feast in the English Grill.
Toast to the bard with this unique evening of whisky tasting with Glenlivet. Head over to Rotunda where they'll have in one of the brand's knowledgeable ambassadors walking you through the goods alongside performing the traditional address to the haggis.
There's nothing more Scottish that Braveheart, right? Join The Curtain's pop-up rooftop cinema for a very special Burns Night celebration with whisky cocktails, themed snacks and even a bagpipe player serenading you before you watch Mel gIbson run around in a kilt.
Pay homage to Robert Burns with a traditional Burns Night Ceilidh to get your new year off to a dancing start. Taking place at St Thomas' Church, this evening promises to be a fun, traditional and informative experience for everyone involved.
Hosting an immersive film experience in honour of Burns Night, Parlour in Kensal rise will be screening the iconic Scotting film Trainspotting, whilst serving up an interactive timed menu, coinciding with the film's most iconic moments.
Celebrate Burns night the way the Scots do best - with a rip-roaring ceilidh. Do-si-do your way through hours of live music courtesy of 'License to Ceilidh' who have previously performed on the BBC, before sipping on a selection of whisky-based concoctions.
It's the biggest night in Scotch poetry, food and whisky... and Back Rock are gong all-out to celebrate Burns Night. Join them and you'll get to sample a selection of fine whiskies, experiencing stunning flavours from the Highlands to Islay.
Celebrate one of Scotland's most notable figures with a trip to The Henry Addington this January. Not only will the Canary Wharf spot be hosting Scottish music, but also a traditional Burns Night Supper with whisky pairings selected for each course.
Celebrate the great Rabbie Burns as The Duke's Head host their annual dinner this Saturday 25th January. Head south of the river where the SW15 spot is serving haggis, neeps and tatties with a 3-course spread, paired wines and a dram of whisky... of course.
Prepare yourself for a night of whisky and a plethora of tartan at Bourne & Hollingsworth's Burns Night Extravaganza, honouring the works of the celebrated Scottish poet. Over the evening you'll be treated to a night of whisky cocktails, ceilidh dancing and five-course traditional Scottish feast.
Soho's own 68 and Boston are playing host to a very special Burns Night event, with a sampling session of Scottish whiskies and nibbles. From Bunnahabhain to Tobermory and Ledaig, be guided through a number of different creations while learning all about their origins.
Offering a slick but still boozy alternative to your regular Burns Night celebration, Bull in a China Shop are teaming up with Compass Box whisky for a night of delicious tapas-style eats paired with some of their unique and varied tipples.
The legendary party people at Skylight have teamed up with Monkey Shoulder this January for an epic Burns Night bash. Expect live bagpipers, Highland dancers, poetry readings and whisky tasting sessions throughout the night.
Get into the Highland swing of things this Burns Night as Boisdale Canary Wharf celebrates the Bard with a bit of twist. They'll be serving up the classic address to the haggis, complete with a dram or two, before bringing you an evening of live music inspired by the Rat Pack, with a few Scottish surprises for good measure.
Head down to temper's City or Covent Garden locations this January 25th where they'll have all your Burns Night needs covered with a unique evening dedicated to The Bard. Tuck into a four course supper with temper twist, paired whisky and a thistle & gin cocktail on arrival.
Join The Gatehouse for a sumptuous celebration of Scottish food and drink in the heart of London. You'll get to feast on a delicious five courses menu designed for the occasion, with a welcome cocktails, whisky tasting flight and dessert cocktail.
Head down to Bread Street Kitchen where they'll be celebrating Burns Night with a delicious dinner spread dedicated to The Bard. Tuck into four courses of mouthwatering food, complete with whisky pairings, welcome cocktail and traditional address to the haggis.
Celebrate Burns Night at one of the City's best pubs as The Jugged Hare host a delicious five-course supper club, complete with matched fine wines. To complete the experience, the pub has teamed up with Talisker to welcome you a cocktail and see you out with a wee dram.
Head over to Barge East for your Burns Night celebrations as they bring you an excellent line-up of eats, from haggis scotch eggs and salt-baked neeps, to a mutton-filled Scotch pie and Cranachan affogato, alongside drams and live music until late.
Celebrating dear Rabbie in exactly the way he would have wanted, the Rhythm and Booze project are taking over The Harrison for a night of music and merriment that features an open whisky bar boasting an enourmous array of drams to try out.