Glasgow prides itself on hosting some of the best Burns Night parties in the world, and this year will be no exception. So, if you’re looking for a night of classic Scottish revelry, haggis and whisky (not to forget a wee bit of poetry thrown in for good measure) on Wednesday 25th January, then we’ve got the best recommendations for you. Here’s our round up of the best five Burns suppers in Glasgow:
12 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ – 0141 334 5007
Head to Glasgow institution The Ubiquitous Chip for a theatrical Burn’s evening. Guiding you through a four-course supper will be an orator, piper and performers. The evening will finish with a ceilidh on the cobbles by Cask Strength.
It all kicks off at 6pm and make sure you book ahead, as this will be popular!
257 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, G2 4TT – 0141 221 6000
Head to Red Onion, any day of the week, for a traditional Burns supper menu – or a fantastic vegan Burns supper, which features delicious vegan haggis and curly kale. You can also check out chef John Quigley’s famous recipe for classic Scottish starter Cullen Skink right here.
278 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 4LL – 0141 572 1001
Join host Rick Drysdale from Douglas Laing for a three-course Scottish-themed meal and interactive whisky masterclass at Michelin-starred Martin Wishart’s restaurant, The Honours. Sample and learn about the different Douglas Laing whiskies, including the all-time favourite Timorous Beastie.
Tickets are £35 and booking ahead is advised.
12-16 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2EU – 0141 248 1434
Head to beautiful Anchor Line just off George Square (the former first-class ticket office for transatlantic liner travel) for a classic four-course Burns supper, where each course will be paired with a Dewars whisky. Everyone who pops along will also receive a complimentary Dewars 12-year-old mini Bobby Burns cocktail bottle.
Be there at 7pm for a 7.30pm kick off. Booking ahead is advised.
64 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY – 0141 552 6813
The famous Café Gandolfi always goes big on Burns Night, and this year is no exception. The poster invites diners to ‘Come join a right parcel of rogues for a celebration of the bold bard and lover of life – Ayrshire’s ain Robert Burns. A couthie time o’ Scots fayre, a dram, appropriate addresses and soaring songs from his fair hand’. Or in other words, enjoy a three-course menu of traditional Scottish fare, which will punctuate a fantastic display of addresses and sonnets, performed along with their very own piper and, of course, the obligatory nip to toast the haggis.
Call ahead to book.