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THE BEST BURNS SUPPERS IN EDINBURGH

burns suppers in edinburgh

BURNS SUPPERS IN EDINBURGH

Nine more sleeps…..Here follow-eth a wee round up of what’s happening in celebration of the Big Man himself, Robert Burns, on the eve of 25th January. If we could spread ourselves thinly these are the Burns suppers in Edinburgh that we would go to this month. Dry January is well and truly OVER people! Chin chin!

BUCK AND BURCH AT CENTURY GENERAL STORE

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DATE AND TIME
Sat 28 January 2017
19:00 – 23:30 £55pp

Join Buck and Birch for their first outing of 2017. Friends of Century General Store the B&B boys are bringing 10 courses (10!!!) of the finest, freshest and wildest ingredients plucked from the landscape of the homeland that Burns himself loved so much, which will be enjoyed in the great company of others around a communal table.

Taking inspiration from native recipes and traditional cooking techniques Buck and Birch add their contemporary twist to create a completely original menu full of delicious treats and surprises. Add to this a selection of wilderness wines and spirits throughout you can be assured of a Burns Supper like no other.

Tickets available HERE

 

BURNS SUPPER AT THE PANTRY

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Wed 25 January 2017
19:30 – 23:00 £35pp

burns suppers in edinburghIf you’re a bruncher then you will know and love The Pantry we’re sure of that. Aside from their famous brunch dishes the team at the Pantry are also pretty good at rustling up dinner too! They’re celebrating Burns Night on the big day itself, January 25th. Join them for a four course supper at £35pp including a wee dram to toast the big man.

Menu…

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Tickets available HERE

 

WEDGWOOD THE RESTAURANT BURNS SUPPER

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DATE AND TIME
Wed 25 January 2017
19:30 – 23:00 £45pp

Award winning Wedgwood the Restaurant on Edinburgh’s historical Royal Mile will be celebrating Burns Night for the very first time on 25 January 2017 serving up its own modern take on a Burns supper.

Chef Patron Paul Wedgwood has established himself as one of Edinburgh’s best loved chefs and one who has an innovative take on haggis which he serves all year round including haggis made from pigeon, rabbit and even squirrel.

Enjoy a menu of Roast partridge, Jerusalem artichokes, spelt, squash, kale, followed by Douglas fir cured salmon with grapefruit. The main event itself is Venison, its own haggis, creamed leeks, pesto and beetroot followed by Cranachan and then Sticky toffee pudding, whisky butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream. Feeling full? You will be! 

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Tickets available HERE

AND IF you want to get out of town……

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Mad March Hare at Steampunk, North Berwick

DATE AND TIME
Sat 28 January 2017
19:00 – 23:00 £45pp

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(Photo credit Amanda Farnese Heath of Mad March Hare)

Kicking off 2017 with their first pop up of the year the Mad March Hare has a celebration of Burns at Steampunk Coffee Roasters In North Berwick. A few entertaining Burns poems will be read by a master orator, and a Chinese fortune cookie will make an appearance, as it happens to be Chinese new year as well. £45 per place.

AND IF EATING OUT WASN’T ENOUGH……

You could always eat in on Burns Night ? and purchase a few Burns treats to enjoy at home. Breadwinner bakery have partnered up with Isle of Arran Distillers to make a scrumptious shortbread, and also have created a limited Burns Night range to be offered only from January 20 to January 29. Available in your local Scotmid store 🙂

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THE DINING ROOM 28 QUEEN STREET

THE DINING ROOM 28 QUEEN STREET


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Date night….it doesn’t happen very often so when it does you’ve got to make the most of it… Both partial to a tasting menu (with accompanying drinks natch) we checked out The Dining Room 28 Queen Street which is part of the Edinburgh Scotch Malt Whisky Society whose home is a stunning Georgian townhouse. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a ‘members only’ affair as the Society has happily flung open its doors far and wide so that anyone can rock up and enjoy what’s on offer. Even us! Since the recent refurb they’ve tucked the members bar on the top floor of the Society but there’s a lovely new bar downstairs and a dining room on the first floor that we were welcomed to discover.

Tasting menu ordered now the only decision we had to make was whether to match our food with whisky or wine. Tough one. I love that whisky matches brilliantly with food, it’s complexities mean it can be matched with literally anything. Having said that I  personally can’t contemplate drinking 5 or 6 cask strength whiskies in one evening. Potential for head spin the following day!  That being the case we wimped out and took a wee dram with our ‘bites’ and a full dram with dessert.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society may not immediately be on your radar for a dinner date but we hope that this might change your mind. Since relocating to the first floor The Dining Room has a lovely light airy feel about it and feels rather ‘grown up’ but in a good way. Service was polite and efficient with the exception of missing out on some bread which wasn’t offered until after the starters and only when we asked. This didn’t bother me too much but Mr M likes to carb-load upfront so when it did arrive he scoffed 4 slices at once.

Aside from the bread incident the whole evening went swimmingly and the service was great. Our charming French waiter chose some great wines to go with our food and the menu went a little bit like this….

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Head chef James Freeman has put a great menu together. Continue reading

A COLLABORATION WITH TIGERLILY EDINBURGH

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TIGERLILY EDINBURGH HILARY STURZAKER

 

Tigerlily Edinburgh, there, I’ve said it. So what’s the first thing that comes to mind about Tigerlily? Could it be Gok Wan on the decks?! Yep, that’s happened recently…seriously. Could it be that they have one of the finest cocktail lists in town? Is it your Saturday afternoon post shopping destination for a quick drink before dinner? All of the above? Continue reading

NORN EDINBURGH

NORN EDINBURGH

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Amazing…

One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had in Edinburgh.

Dining at the newly opened Norn*(in the site of the old Plumed Horse) is incredible and a few hours of your life that you will savour for a very long time.

With great consideration for ingredients, seasonality, and sourcing, and a focus on creativity Norn has a clear edge on other restaurants in town. Forget white tablecloths and hushed voices – the Rolling Stones are playing on the jukebox, the front of house have very cool moss linen aprons and you’ll get a visit from each of the chefs in the kitchen over the course of your meal. It feels young, different and very exciting.

Enjoy the extremely reasonable 3 course lunch for £20 otherwise indulge yourself in the 4 or 7 course tasting menus (with the option of matching wines.

Who’s cooking:

Chef Scott Smith created Norn……….

TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW ON OLIVEMAGAZINE.COM CLICK HERE

Written for www.olivemagazine.com

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DELIVEROO!

image001Really want to go out to eat but
a) don’t have the energy
b) no babysitter
c) would have to get changed from your joggers and hoodie (depending on restaurant of choice….)
d) can’t drag yourself away from the last series of Game of Thrones so eating on sofa is the only option….

If any of those apply then click on Deliveroo and let the food come to you… Oh yes sofa surfers, this is probably the best thing that has happened all year (for you!). Continue reading