Top 5 Burns Night Shindigs

Just the thing for Burns Night

Burns Night, a celebration of Scotland’s great poet Robert Burns, this year takes place on Friday 25 January. We may be a long way from the Highlands, but if you want to enjoy the food and fun this annual knees-up brings, here's some top local events to get you in the mood.

1. BrewBoard Burns Night Party

BrewBoard brewery is hosting a beer-filled, Burns-tastic party on 25 January at their Harston taproom. Expect a 10-strong tap wall with some special Scottish brewery guests and a single malt for those wishing to raise a toast. There will be music from DJs, plus food from Curry Pie: who promise Haggis & Neep Fries alongside their usual splendid fare. Find out more.

2. St John’s Chop House Dinner

St John’s Chop House will host an indulgent Scottish-inspired feast priced at £30 for three courses, plus tea and coffee. Dishes on the menu include Bridie pie, haggis with neeps and tatties, plus clootie dumpling with whisky custard or cranachan for dessert. Find out more.

3. Meatless Does Burns Night

Veggie fans of Burns Night should turn their feet to Thirsty on Chesterton Road, where food truck Meatless will be serving treats including v-friendly haggis, turnips, potato and suede, between 6pm and 11pm. To drink, there'll be Scottish beer from Six Degrees North in Aberdeen (also Vegan friendly), Scottish Cider from Thirstly Cross near Edinburgh, and Scotch Whiskies for a wee dram after supper. Find out more here.

4. Cosy Feasting At The Petersfield

It's all about indulgent dining at The Petersfield pub on 25 January, where they're laying on a three-course set menu inspired by the Highlands. Cosy up and feast on hearty dishes including smoked haddock chowder with sourdough, haggis and root veggies with roast apple and whisky sauce, and cranachan for pud. It's priced at £19.95 for 3 courses. Find out more here.

5. Elegant Scottish Fare At The Senate

For an elegant take on proceedings, The Senate in the city centre is a top choice for Burns Night dining. Begin with a glass of whisky and a Scottish amuse bouche, and then enjoy the traditional haggis, neeps and tatties, with creamy cranachan for dessert. It's priced at £25. Find out more.