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7 ways to celebrate Burns Night in Liverpool 2023 

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<strong>7 ways to celebrate Burns Night in Liverpool 2023 </strong>

Burns Night takes place on Wednesday 25 January, and of course, Liverpool will be celebrating

Each year, on January 25, people around the world raise a toast to the legacy of Scotland’s greatest storytellers – Robert Burns.

If you’re unfamiliar with Robert Burns – The 18th Century poet is known by a number of different names including Rabbie Burns and the Bard of Ayrshire, and he narrowly beat William ‘Braveheart’ Wallace to be named as the greatest Scot in a poll ran by STV in 2009. 

He’s kind of a big deal, he also wrote the classic New Years Eve song – “Auld Lang Syne”

Did you know that the first Burns supper is thought to have taken place over 200 years ago? Friends of the late poet came together to celebrate his influential poetry and writing. 

Many of these Burns Night traditions remain intact to this very day, such as enjoying whisky, haggis and of course reciting a Burns poem or two. Here is how you can celebrate this age-old Scottish tradition in Liverpool this year!


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Delifonseca is set to raise a wee dram for their annual Burns Night celebrations. The team will don their kilts once again for the suitably Scottish evening, when it returns on Wednesday 25 January. 

Guests will be treated to a three-course feast that will offer a true taste of Scotland, inspired by the very best of produce and cooking traditions, as well as an arrival cocktail in the form of the inspired ‘Irn-Bru’ Bramble. 

Diners will be greeted by a selection of starters including the likes of a traditional Cullen skink (a Smoked haddock, potato & leek soup), and a ‘Cock-a-leekie’ terrine. 

For mains, there is a choice of venison with beef and ale stew, whisky dumplings and creamy mash – as well as classic traditional haggis with neeps and tatties. You can even get yourself a deep fried mars bar or traditional Cranachan for dessert! 

The Burns Night event takes place on Wednesday, January 25 from 5pm – 8pm and is priced at £40 per person.

For more info and to book –  check out their website here

Épicerie Fine 

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A new French inspired café and deli on Smithdown Road. Having opened summer 2022, the team have already made a name for themselves by delivering authentic specialities such as wines, pastries, and fresh produce. 

At the very heart of Épicerie Fine is a marriage of France and Scotland (with a little bit of Scouse thrown in for good measure). 

Join them for a fabulous Burns Supper on 25 January, with an arrival drink followed by a 4-course meal. You will get Hot Smoked Salmon – Cullen Sink – Haggis, Neeps & Tatties – Cranachan. 

You won’t want to miss out on this call them to book on 0151 245 7626.

For more info click here.

St. Georges Hall 

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Whether you’re a Scot or not, who could say “nay” to a night of haggis, whisky drinking, and Ceilidh dancing in the grand surroundings of Liverpool’s St George’s Hall? 

St. Georges Hall are bringing back their hugely popular Burns Night Ceilidh, packed with poetry, pipers and party vibes!

So dust off your tartan and get ready for a good old knees up in one of Liverpool’s most iconic locations. 

The event takes place at 8.00pm, Friday 27 January 2023, and is almost sold out so book quick to avoid disappointment!

For more info click here.

Philharmonic Dining Rooms 

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Get your friends together and enjoy a traditionally Scottish 2 or 3-course set menu at the Philharmonic Dining Rooms. You can also enjoy their curated Whisky Flight including Johnnie Walker Red Label, Talisker Skye, and Monkey Shoulder.

For starters enjoy smoked Scottish salmon or a hearty Scotch broth. Then indulge in the main event with haggis, neeps & tatties served with mashed swede, potatoes and gravy. Or try their Puy lentil cottage pie, a perfect vegan alternative. 

End Burns Night supper with a bowl of Cranachan made with whipped cream, honey, a dash of whisky, raspberries, and toasted oats.

Menu is available between January 20- January 25 2023. 

To Book you table click here.

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Brown’s have created three courses of traditional Scottish specials to mark the occasion.

Enjoy a hearty Burns Night supper with Scottish Mussels, Haggis, Neeps & Tatties and an irresistible Cranachan, each perfectly paired with a wonderful Glenfiddich whisky.

Their Burns Night menu is only available on Wednesday 25 January.

To book click here

Bitter Social X Hop Scotch at Scale 

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Three of Liverpool’s independents have teamed together for an unforgettable night celebrating Burns Night. 

Once you arrive at Scale, you’ll be greeted with a welcome drink followed by a three course meal, true to the tradition of Burns Night featuring all the favourites including; smoked haddock chowder, haggis and tatties finishing off with cranachan. 

Mark Baker will be taking care of the bagpipes and Gareth Butler will be performing poetry.

Scale has a fully stocked bar to cover your beer, wine, and mixed drink needs, and HopScotch will also have a mini whisky bar set up with the choice of 30 whiskies to keep you going until midnight… maybe even later.

For more info click here

Liverpool Central Library 

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Celebrate the bard by popping into Liverpool Central Library – their stunning Picton Reading Room on the first floor is home to a Robert Burns Exhibition – so you can brush up on the life of Scotland’s most famous poet. 

For more info contact Liverpool Central Library here

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