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Burns Night in the West End: Where are the best places to go?

January 25, 2018    |   Panny Antoniou

As the capital prepares to celebrate Burns Night, an evening which celebrates the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns, we look at all the best places you can celebrate in the West End.

Mac & Wild

One of the most famous Scottish themed restaurants in the West End, this Fitzrovia eatery will be celebrating Burns Night with a variety of meals and events. These include new takes on signature Scottish cuisine with the launch of their latest special; a Haggis, Neeps, & Tatties Burger. Also, being added to their already extensive whiskey menu for a limited time is a whiskey dedicated to Robert Burns, known as Rabbie’s Drams. In addition to this, they will also be serving other traditional Scottish fare, including venison scotch eggs, and Cullen Skink Soup.

Reverend JW Simpson

Another Fitzrovia establishment which is hosting events to celebrate Burns Night is Reverend JW Simpson which is hosting a Burns Night inspired cocktail masterclass. Featuring new takes on a number of whiskey-based cocktails, as well as readings of Burns’ work, and live music, this evening is certain to be filled with merriment and fun.

The Bloomsbury Club

Just minutes away from London’s British Museum, the Bloomsbury Club is hosting a whiskey centric extravaganza this evening. Featuring bar snacks including Deep Dried Mars Bar Bites, Neep & Tatty Croquettes, Irn-Bru Sorbet, and whiskey cured smoked salmon, it is certain to be a night to remember. The event also features live music and an eclectic Talisker whiskey cocktail menu, Talisker is a peaty whiskey which is made on the Scottish island of Skye. This menu includes Barrel Aged Rusty Nail, a whiskey sour (made with 10-year-old Talisker, angostura bitters, lemon juice, and sugar syrup) as well as a warming hot toddy, perfect for the cold winter months!

Mr. Fogg’s

This cocktail bar which is inspired by Phileas Fogg, the main character in French author Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 Days is celebrating Burns Night in a fantastically unique way. Featuring bagpipe players in traditional Scottish dress, and all staff in tartan kilts and sporrans, this evening is certain to be a night to remember. With haggis canapés, a special tasting menu from single malt Scotch whiskey manufacturer Glenfiddich, and poetry readings all night, you are certain to love this eccentric tribute to a Scottish hero.

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