Burns Night is celebrated every year on the 25th of January throughout Scotland and is the birth date of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. The day sets out to celebrate his works and the great life he lead. One of the best ways to celebrate in style is to attend a Burns Night supper and there is certainly no shortage of ways to celebrate in Edinburgh. Here is our guide to best suppers and where you can celebrate around the capital.
Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh At The Scottish Cafe
Taking place on Friday 26th Jan and Saturday 27th at The Scottish Cafe, this is one party you won’t forget. Enjoy a delicious three course meal then get your dancing shoes on and take to your feet with the restaurant’s fabulous in-house ceilidh band. The menu includes Cock-a-leekie soup, Findlay’s of Portobello Haggis with neeps and tatties and Uncle Roy’s mustard cream sauce, followed by Traditional Cranachan with raspberries and Graham’s Dairy double cream and of course Glengoyne 10 year old Whisky.
Details – www.contini.com
Burns Supper At Wedgwood
Wedgwood the Restaurant will be serving Burns Supper for only the second time in the restaurant’s history on Thursday 25th January. From the chef who has prepared haggis with Alpaca to Venison and Guinea Pig in between; Paul Wedgwood has prepared a contemporary Scottish menu which is complimented with a whisky flight chosen by Lisa Wedgwood.
Burns Night Dinner At Prestonfield
Taking place on Thursday the 25th of January, this special night includes welcome drinks, a three course dinner, coffee and a dram. The dinner is held at Prestonfield, a luxury, five star hotel in one of the most beautiful historic buildings in all of the city. A ten minute drive from the city centre, this hotel is like something out of a fairytale and boasts an incredible 20 acres of garden.
Burns Night Supper At The Whiski Rooms
This indulgent supper will take place at the Whiski Rooms. Named as such for its love for whisky, whisky tastings and shop dedicated to whisky. This restaurant has gained quite a reputation for its yearly Burns Night suppers, and 2018 is not to be missed, with the restaurant’s award winning Haggis on the menu as well as cock-a-leekie soup, and, of course, whisky. Besides from the delicious food, there will also be a party with bagpipes and live Scottish music to drink and dance the night away. Reservations are essential.
Burns Night Bash At The Dunstane Houses
This event takes place the day after the official Burns Night on Friday the 26th Jan, which means for the adventurous out there, you could even fit two celebrations in this year. The Dunstane Houses is a boutique hotel that knows how to do things in style, and this bash in no exception. A big party celebrating Burns and everything Scottish, the ticket price includes whisky, a cullen skink starter, Scottish cheese and oatcakes for when you get peckish, live folk music and plenty of entertainment throughout the evening. There is also an option to stay the night for an extra fee.
Burns Supper & Scottish Evenings at The Royal Yacht Britannia
The great Royal Yacht Britannia is one of the cities most popular attractions, and on Burns Night, you can hop on board to celebrate the life of Robert Burns in style. This event is so popular that this year, they have the evening running on two separate dates, the 26th and 27th of January. The traditional Burns Supper on the yacht is a real night to remember, and consists of a four course menu, whisky tasting, traditional live music and a special red carpet welcome with drinks and canapés.
St Columba’s Hospice Burns Supper At The Edinburgh Corn Exchange
This year’s Burns Supper is especially big, as St Columba’s Hospice are celebrating their 40th anniversary along with it, too. Hosted by beloved Scottish actor and comedian Mark Cox, as well as a host of other big names, the three course dinner will be followed by entertainment and live music all through the night, with Corra providing the music. Get ready to dance!