burns night 2017

With its haggis-eating and whisky-drinking Burns Night is one of the biggest dates in the Scottish calendar, as well as being the perfect reason to blow off any booze-less January diets you might still be clinging on to. Whether you’re taking on the haggis with your own Scottish supper or you’re on the hunt for deep fried Mars Bars and free whisky, we’ve got the best of Burns Night for all you London lads and lassies.

Free whisky at Balls Brothers

Nothing gets you in the Burns Night spirit like whisky and nothing beats free booze so Balls Brothers have hit a double whammy with this one. For the whole of next week they’re giving away FREE whisky across all of their locations. All you have to do to score a glass is wear something tartan…time to dig out those kilts.

Mon 23rd – Fri 27th January 2017
Various locations

KERB & Monkey Shoulder’s Burns Hootenanny

What’s better than one Burns Night? Two Burns Nights of course, and that’s exactly what KERB and Monkey Shoulder are doing this year. Head down to The Biscuit Factory for one-off Scottish street food creations like Haggis Scotch Eggs from The Wild Game Co, haggis stuffed chicken schnitzel from Ghetto Grillz and slow-cooked venison tacos from Deeney’s. The Monkey Shoulder Bar will be serving up Old Fashioned’s, the Monster Ceilidh Band will provide the tunes and there’ll even be highland themed games to get stuck into.

Get tickets
Fri 27th & Sat 28th January 2017, 6pm-12am
The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG

Lidl’s 34 Year Glen Alba Sherry Cask Finish Scotch Whisky

Burns Night just isn’t right without whisky, and whilst Lidl might not be the first brand that jumps to mind, it’s worth giving it a go because their own label 34 Year Glen Alba Sherry Cask Finish Scotch Whisky has been awarded superstar status. It scored 95.5 points out of 100 in Jim Murray’s 2017 Whisky Bible, ranking higher than Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and William Grant’s. And not only does it taste “magnificent”, costing just £44.99 it’s a bargain too…that’s 92% cheaper than its competitors. We’ll drink to that.


Free whisky tasting at Queen of Hoxton

Head on up to Queen of Hoxton’s winter wigwam for a big ol’ Burns Night party. They’ve got plenty of traditional Scottish food on offer, the Address to the Haggis, live music and FREE whisky tastings. Prepare for the hangovers.

Weds 25th January 2017, 7-10pm
1 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX

Deep-fried Mars Bars at 108 Brasserie

If you want to indulge this Burns Night, feast on three courses of Scottish classics at 108 Brasserie…we’re talking cullen skink, haggis with neeps and tatties and the legendary deep-fried Mars Bar, traditional chip shop batter and all. To ensure it’s a real party, they’ve even got expert David Miles to pair a whisky to each course.

Get tickets
Weds 25th January 2017, 7-11pm
108 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2QE

Market Porter’s Taste of Scotland – Burns Night box

If you’re gonna host your own Burns Night there’s a few things that you just can’t do without…that’s where Market Porter comes in. They’ve put together a spesh Taste of Scotland box packed full of all the food you need to celebrate in style;, including a nice big haggis (of course), venison and red wine sausage, soft highland brie and dark chocolate with Hebridean sea salt. YUM.