Burns Night Cocktail

Where To Celebrate Burns Night 2019

Vic Grier checks out the best Burns Night events around…

Any true Scot will tell you that Burns Night is THE annual party to enjoy! Not only is it an excuse to cut Dry January short but a great time to get together with friends and enjoy comfort food and cocktails. Celebrating the birth of their national poet Robert Burns, born 25thJanuary 1759, traditionally haggis and swede are eaten and Scottish dancing is whisky fuelled. Here are a few ways you can enjoy Burns night locally…

The Glenlivet Glade, Rosewood Hotel, London

This winter, Holborn Dining Room is collaborating with the Speyside Single Malt Scotch whisky The Glenlivet, to transform the iconic Terrace into a magical woodland glade. Tucked away, this immersive winter terrace offers a selection of The Glenlivet cocktails and comforting dishes, all while sitting under a spectacular starry ‘night sky’. They are hosting a Burns Night Supper on Friday January 25th. For one night only, Holborn Dining Room’s Executive Chef and piemaster, Calum Franklin, will serve a menu of typical Scottish dishes and ingredients each paired with a hand picked selection of whiskys from The Glenlivet. Sounds delish!

Book tickets here.

Mac and Wild, London

This year, Mac & Wild are hosting a Burns Festival with week long events planned. From their newly launched Home Burns Night Kits, helping you host your Burns supper like a native, to their one off Burns X Glenfiddich Silent Disco. Special Burns Set Menus are planned at both London restaurants offering traditional haggis, neeps & tatties (HN&T) as well as the returning HN&T Burger. You can even enjoy Irn Bru cocktails. As they say in Scotland…Slainte!

For reservations & tickets email info@macandwild.com.


The Glenlivet gladeMac and Wild burger
The Glenlivet Glade | Mac and Wild

The Milk Thistle, Bristol

The Milk Thistle will be celebrating Burns Night 2019 with an indulgent Scottish inspired Whisky dinner, in partnership with Chivas Regal. Kick off the night with specially created Chivas cocktails followed by a sumptuous three course meal (all paired with a flight of Chivas whiskies). On the menu, Scottish scallops with a fried ham hock terrine followed by charcoal roasted sirloin of beef, haggis, neeps & tatties…all topped off with sticky ginger pudding, Whisky and raisin ice cream. Sold!

Book tickets here.

Burns & Beyond Festival, Edinburgh

To celebrate the 260thanniversary Rabbie Burns’s death, Edinburgh is hosting a six-day festival. With whisky tastings, ceilidhs, comedy nights and art installations there really is something for everyone. Museum of the Moon, a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram the city’s St.Giles cathedral will host candle lit evening sessions allowing ticket holders to witness the gigantic illuminated moon accompanied by a lunar inspired soundtrack, composed by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.

Book tickets here.


The Milk Thistle barMuseum of the moon
The Milk Thistle | Museum of the moon

The Finnieston Bar, Glasgow

This hipster hotspot is famed for serving up the very best of Seasonal and Sustainable Scottish seafood, complimented by local Scottish produce and award winning cocktails featuring our carefully sourced selection of Gin. From the 22nd to the 28th January they will be offering selected whisky flights and Scottish specials to celebrate the baird’s birthday. Now where did I leave those crab crackers…

 Book tickets here.

The Whisky Lounge Tastings, UK wide

As the biggest provider of whisky events in the UK these guys really know what they are talking about. They bring whisky out to the masses on a mission to tantalise your taste buds and Burns night is no exception. Holding tastings in London, Liverpool, Manchester, York and Sheffield there is bound to be one close to home.

Book tickets here.




Bottles of whisky
The Finnieston Bar | The Whisky Lounge