Alternative Burns Night in Edinburgh

Burns Night is a great time to sit down with friends and family, and enjoy Scotland’s national food and drink. Thankfully, listening to Burns’ poetry isn’t mandatory and can you always nip to the toilet whilst someone is droning on in some oft forgotten language.

But what if you fancy doing something a wee bit different? Well, below you’ll find some of the best alternative Burns Night celebrations taking place in Edinburgh this week.

Haggis Cocktail @ Bon Vivnat
Yes, you heard me right – top Edinburgh cocktail bar Bon Vivant has created a haggis infused cocktail, The Chieftan. Created by Will Cox, the recipe is inspired by a traditional Burns Supper menu and includes the ingredients found in the occasion’s centrepiece, with Glen Grant 10 Year Old at its heart. Bon Vivant will only be selling it for one night but it worth be must a try!

Edinburgh’s biggest Burns Supper for St Columba’s Hospice
Support St Columba’s Hospice by heading along to the Corn Exchange this Friday for Edinburgh’s biggest Burns Supper. Hosted by Still Game’s Mark Cox (aka Tam), the night promises a three-course meal, whisky to toast the bard, live music and a ceilidh that’ll go on until the small hours.

Burns Supper on Royal Yacht Britannia
Fancy a regal Burns celebration? Then head to what is promised to be an unforgettable evening on board Royal Yacht Britannia. After being piped aboard The Queen’s former floating home, you’ll enjoy a four course meal in the State Dining Room, followed by a whisky tasting.

The Stand Comedy Club – Burns Special
On Sunday evening, The Stand Comedy Club promises the best of Scottish comedy, alongside traditional Scottish fayre. Tickets cost £10 each, with veggie and haggis meals available to purchase on the night.

Alongside all of the above, a whole host of Edinburgh restaurants are offering their own Burns Suppers, including, Bread Street Brasserie, North Bridge Brasserie, Wedgewood & Whiski Rooms.

Or just hold your own. All you need in haggis, neeps, tattie, great company…and some whisky, of course!