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Discover all you need to know about Burn's Night.
A burns supper celebration is a night to celebrate the life and works of the Scottish national treasure, Robert Burns.
Burns, born 25th January 1759, is known predominantly for his poetry and lyrical talents, whilst also recognised as a pioneer of the Romantic Movement that originated towards the end of the 18th century. Familiar with the old folk song “Auld Lang Syne”, you can thank Burns for those lyrics!
Celebrations of Burns Night range from small gatherings between friends to large formal dinners. Regardless of the size of the event, Scottish traditions are embraced by all to showcase appreciation for not only Robert Burns himself, but the Scottish way of life too.
The full ritual of the evening would traditionally involve whisky, haggis and poetry readings however as the years progress more and more Scottish traditions are incorporated into the celebrations. A piping welcome is very common, before formally being welcomed by the chairman (usually the host/organiser of the event) and The Selkirk Grace, a short prayer to usher in the meal of the evening. Usually recited in Scottish, in English it reads:
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.
Up next Haggis, the main event for most Scots attending a Burns Night celebration, it is at this point that the bag pipes usually make a return, known as “piping in the Haggis”. The star attraction usually gets the standing ovation accompanied by clapping and music before receiving a toast. The meal can then be enjoyed by all before a night of entertainment including dancing and the reciting of poetry.
At The Arch London, we’re bringing the Scottish foodie traditions to Hunter 486 for one night only. From gorging on Haggis and black pudding croquettes with neeps and tatties, to indulging in a classic Cranachan dessert, this Scottish festivity is not one you will want to miss out on.
We’ll get the whisky cocktails ready!
To book your Burns Night supper celebration at Hunter486 call: 0207 725 4825