A foodie’s guide to Burns Night in Leeds 2024

Tartan at the ready.

It’s time tuck into some haggis and knock back a few drams of whisky in Leeds for Burns Night.

Come on then, let’s party like the Scottish do for Burn’s Night because what’s not to love when it comes to hearty suppers, haggis, whiskey and poetry?

Held on 25 January every year, Burns Night celebrates the life and works of the Scottish national poet and writer of Auld Lang Syne who was born on this date back in 1759.

The tradition sees many Scots raise a glass to the late poet, whilst tucking into some traditional neeps and tatties and other really Scottish stuff.

So here’s a roundup of some five fantastic Burns Night celebrations taking place in Leeds this year for all you foodies out there to get involved.

Whitelock’s Ale House

Thursday 25 January 2024 | Turks Head Yard

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Where better to celebrate a historical event than the oldest pub in Leeds? They’ll be hosting a Burns Night themed supper club which combines Scottish seafood, innovative takes on Scottish classics and of course, the mighty haggis.

Five courses of fantastic food in a lovely setting, you can’t go wrong. Book here.

Empire Cafe Leeds

Thursday 25 January 2024 | Fish Street

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If you’re a fan of whiskey then you definitely don’t want to miss out on this one. A beautiful 3 course menu paired with 3 cocktails showcasing whiskeys from the Ardbeg Distillery, you’ll be transported to whiskey paradise in no time.

Book your spot here.

Harewood Food and Drink

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January 2024 | Harewood Yard, Harewood

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Venture out of the city centre to Harewood and prepare to embark on a journey through a tasting menu exploring the flavours that Scotland has become famous for.

Expect incredible produce, poetry, haggis, a wee dram and bucket loads of tradition. Find out more here.

The Cheesy Living Co.

Thursday 25 January 2024 | 478 Roundhay Rd, Oakwood

If you haven’t visited The Cheesy Living Co.’s new site in Oakwood then first of all, why not? And second of all, this is your perfect opportunity.

Get ready for sharing boards, whiskey flights and so much more to get you in the spirit. For just £35 per person, you certainly can’t go wrong. Book your table here.

The Ox Club

Thursday 25 January 2024 | 19a The Headrow

The Ox Club’s annual Burn’s Night celebrations return and it’s set to be one of the best in the city. Four courses featuring some of Scotland’s finest flavours, all for just £50 per person? Count us in. Book your table here.

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