Burns Night – where soup of the day is always whisky.
A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet’s birthday and have become increasingly popular over the years. Fry up some haggis and tatties, grab a wee dram to warm the cockles and raise your glasses, spirits and roofs to one of the most iconic Scots and poets of all time. Here’s a few of the best ways to sip the water of life and raise a toast to Burns.
Tuck Into A Scottish Feast At Philharmonic Dining Rooms
Fancy a traditional Scottish feast? Head to the Philharmonic Dining Rooms. The Hope Street eatery is offering a Burns Night special, with a menu packed with traditional Scottish dishes, including Cullen Skin, Haggis and Cranachan (a classic Scottish dessert). Diners can choose two courses for £11.95, or three courses for £14.95. Both options include a 25ml dram of Glenfiddich.
Put On Your Dancing Shoes At St George’s Hall
Each year, St George’s Hall hosts a special evening of traditional ceilidh dancing within the magnificent surroundings of the grand hall. Guests can “dance those tartan socks off in celebration of Burns”, while feasting on Scottish Stew and Hot Haggis barms, and drinking at a bar stocked with plenty of Scottish whiskeys. Kilts are optional, but comfortable shoes for dancing are essential. Tickets here.
Toast To Burns At Delifonseca
On Monday, January 25, the Brunswick Quay eatery will be serving up a three-course menu featuring traditional Scottish delicacies alongside an impressive trio of Scotch whiskeys. Raise a whisky to one of Scotland’s most famous bards in one of Liverpool’s best venues. Tickets here.
Grab a FSK Haggis Burger
The burger train shows no stopping in Liverpool and Free State Kitchen are at the forefront of this revolution. As if the burgers weren’t already good enough, they’re putting a big haggis patty in all their burgers all week-long.
Address: 1 Maryland St, L1 9DE
Have A Burns Night Cheese Board
You know what goes really good with whisky? Cheese. Look no further than the wonderful Liverpool Cheese Company who have created the ultimate Scottish cheese board. We like to think you don’t need much encouragement to have whisky and cheese, but if you did, here it is. Celebrate Scotland’s finest, especially on Burns Night with a delicious cheese board representing some fine Scottish cheeses. Grab it here.
Host Your Own
Don’t blame us when a tipple tips over in to a hangover from hell and a possible sick day. Grab yourself a bottle of the good stuff from R & H Fine Wine’s, Whisky Business or Delifonseca Dockside. We recommend a bottle of Malt Of The Earth, a local lad and a beautiful drink.
Attend A Whisky Masterclass
To celebrate Burns Night Ship & Mitre will be hosting a Whisky tasting night in the Function Room on the Thursday 28th January. There will be 6 different Whiskies to try, predominantly Scottish, with at least one world whiskey. There will be authentic Scottish style food to help soak up some of the alcohol. Tickets here.
Grab An Old Fashioned At Berry & Rye
If Scottish cuisine isn’t for you and you’re still bemused as to what haggis even is, you can find solace in a nice whisky. Look no further than Berry & Rye, Liverpool’s not-so-best-kept-secret that is just one awkward knock away.
Address: Somewhere On Berry Street
Go For Supper at the Catholic Chaplaincy
An enjoyable evening of haggis, tatties and neeps with a dram of whisky in the company of Rabbie Burns’ poetry. Just £3 per person, what more could you want? Details here.