While the night can be celebrated at any time, typically it is celebrated on or close to January 25, the poet’s birthday.
Haggis and whiskey is typically consumed at the supper with singing and toasts to the food and to Burns himself.
Brighton may be as far as it can be from Scotland but there are still opportunities for locals to celebrate. Here are some examples.
The Scottish brewery and pub chain was not going to miss out on Burns’ Night. The craft beer bar will be hosting its very own party with vodka, haggis burgers and new beer taps. They will be offering a free pint to anyone who comes in a kilt, so dress for the occasion.
The Pump House will be celebrating a whole week of Robert Burns. You can grab yourself haggis, neeps (Swede), and tatties (Potatoes), Balmoral Chicken, and a Glenfiddich Whiskey IPA for £13.95.
The Sussex Yeoman is offering a three-course dinner for £22 with a variety of mains and starters. Patrons can select Cock-a-Leekie soup with oatcakes or Salmon fishcakes with beetroot & fennel salad for starters.
The mains can be any selection of Haggis with neeps and tatties served with onion gravy or whisky cream sauce, Mutton, bacon and red wine stew served with Clapshot and seasonal vegetables, or Venison haunch with Scottish oat rolled potatoes, seasonal vegetables and rich onion gravy.
Dessert is Scottish Cranachan a combination of oats, cream, raspberries, honey and whisky in a trifle glass served with shortbread.
If you visit Browns on Duke Street they will be offering a three-course dinner for £24.95 and £34.95 with a whiskey pairing. Starters include Scottish mussels, Smoked salmon, or Potato & watercress soup.
You can choose for mains Haggis, neeps and tatties, Breast of guinea fowl stuffed with haggis, or Portobello mushroom, chestnut, walnut & spinach wellington. And finally, for dessert, Cranachan, Browns Burns crumble, or Salted caramel chocolate pot.
Five courses await you at Pascere where for £45, and a matched wine flight for £35 extra, you can celebrate Burns’ Night in style. Also located on Duke Street, haggis is available yet again for anyone who wishes to have it. Cullen skink, Salmon, venison loin, and cranachan are available as part of this feast. A cheese board is available as a sixth course for an extra £10.