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.

Last updated on 16th January 2020

@ 1251 Restaurant on Sat, 25th Jan 2020 @ 18:00 - 23:00

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.

@ Boulevard Theatre on Sat, 25th Jan 2020 @ 19:45 - 22:00

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.

Mac & Wild

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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.

@ POTUS on Sat, 25th Jan 2020 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

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. 

@ Batch on Sat, 25th Jan 2020 @ 15:00 - 17:00

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.

@ Smiths of Smithfield on Fri, 24th Jan 2020 @ 18:30 - 22:00

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.

@ The English Grill at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel on Fri, 24th Jan 2020 @ 18:30 - 21:30

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.

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.

@ Skylight on Sat, 25th Jan 2020 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

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. 

@ Boisdale of Canary Wharf on Thursday 23rd January 2020 and 2 other dates

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.


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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.

@ Bread Street Kitchen on Sat, 25th Jan 2020 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

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.

@ The Jugged Hare on Sat, 25th Jan 2020 @ 19:30 - 22:30

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.

@ The Harrison on Friday 24th January 2020 and 2 other dates

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.