MAC&WILD BURN’S NIGHT BLOW OUT
This January Mac & Wild will be celebrating Burn’s night with a whole week dedicated to the Scottish bard. Each day of the week will feature a different variety of haggis including clapshot, haggis in the hole and haggis pops with the week beginning on the Saturday before with a traditional Burn’s Supper at their newly launched restaurant. Diners can enjoy the finest haggis, venison and whisky sourced directly from the Scottish Highlands, in a charmingly rustic setting. In keeping with tradition, on the evening of the 23 January, Mac & Wild have arranged for the haggis to be piped in and several of Robbie Burn’s poems to read allowed. The evening will end with a live sing-a-long of the Bard’s most famous poem – Auld Lang Syne – while all diners have a good ‘auld’ time.
Mac & Wild, 65 Great Titchfield Street, W1 (020 7637 0510; www.macandwild.co.uk)
ROBBIE BURN’S NIGHT AT RABBIT & THE SHED
On Monday 25 January, Chelsea restaurant, The Shed, will be celebrating Burn’s night by offering diners the perfect traditional Scottish Burn’s feast fit for the bard himself. With an array of delicious delicacies including a very special homemade haggis and Hot Toddy daily loosener to chase the winter blue away. So for an authentic Burns night ‘baw’ don your kilts and head down to Rabbit and The Shed to celebrate Scotland’s most famous poet.
Rabbit, 172 Kings Road, SW3 4UP ( 020 3750 0172; www.rabbit-restaurant.com)
WHEN MR FOGG’S MET ROBBIE BURNS
On Monday 25 January 2016, just after Christmas and the New Year and right before Mr Fogg shoots off on his 2016 world tour, he and his household staff will partner with their good friends fro Scotland, Glenmorangie Original 10 Y.O. Whiskey, to host Bruton Lane’s very own Burns Night celebration. Guests on the evening will be welcomed by a delightful little performances from an extremely talented, tip top bagpiper, before they are all invited to ‘toast the haggis’ with a glass of Glenmorangie’s finest and enjoy some delicious haggis canapés. The evening will then continue with a poetry recital that shall, of course, showcase a selection of Robert Burns’ best works.In true Scottish spirit, all household staff shall also be temporarily swapping their traditional Gieves&Hawkes military uniforms for a range of rather fetching and suitably festive kilts. Equally, Mr Fogg’s male guests shall also be encouraged to sport Sporrans and Kilts too.
Mr Fogg’s, 15 Bruton Lane, W1 (020 7 036 0608; www.mr-foggs.com)
CAHOOTS CELEBRATES BURNS NIGHT
On Monday 25 January 2016, from he underground to the Highlands, the scoundrels of Soho will partner with the scallywags of Scotland, Glenmorangie, to celebrate Burns Night with a good old-fashioned knees-up at underground sensation Cahoots. Guests will be welcomed with an authentic performance from a truly tiptop bagpiper as they enter the station and head down the apples and pears. Everyone will be invited to ‘toast the haggis’ with a glass of Glenmorangie’s finest 10 Y.O. Whiskey and enjoy delicious haggis canapé rations. The evening will carry on with a Burns poetry recital that will showcase a selection of Robbie Burns’ best works while guests enjoy a Highland fling in the train carriage. Keeping in the spirit of Scottish traditions, the Cahoots staff will temporarily swap their 1940s vintage bespoke uniforms for festive sporrans and kilts. All guests are encouraged to follow suit!
Cahoots, 13 Kingly Court, W1 (www.Cahoots-London.com)