Botanic Inns Plate Up Haggis and Hot Whisky In Memory of Rabbie Burns

A group of Botanic Inns bars and restaurants are preparing to raise a ‘wee dram’ of whisky to celebrate Burns Night this Friday 25 January with a range of special Burns-themed food, drinks and entertainment.

Denvir’s in Downpatrick will be paying homage to Burns with a themed night where guests can enjoy a free haggis buffet with neeps and tatties, a free dram of Bells Whisky and a Burns’ poetry reading. Guests at Denvir’s will also enjoy the evening in the company of legendary hotel employee Willie Hill, who’ll be donning his famous kilt as the venue gets into the spirit of Burns Night. [caption id="attachment_35750" align="alignleft" width="300"] Paying homage to Rabbie Burns: €“ Willie Hill from Denvir’€™s in Downpatrick is dressed for the occasion ahead of Burns Night.[/caption] In Belfast, McHugh’s, Parador, Horatio Todd’s, Kitchen Bar and the Northern Whig will serve up a taste of the Highlands with special set menus, haggis buffets and a ‘wee dram’ of hot whisky in honour of the Scottish poet. Guests will also be treated to performances from a range of Scottish musicians, including pipers at McHugh’s, Parador and the Northern Whig. List of Burns Night celebrations by venue: Denvir’s (from 9pm, Fri 25 Jan) Free haggis, neeps & tatties (buffet style), with a free dram of Bells Whisky. A Poetry reading, live piper and music from Johnny Bravo provide the entertainment, and you can turn up in tartan for your chance to win a meal for two. McHugh’s (menu available all day) Have a jig with the live piper from 6.30pm and enjoy a Highlands four course tasting menu, including a wee dram of Scotch whisky. Tasting menu from £10.95 pp. Parador (from 8pm, Fri 25 Jan) Live music from the ‘Half Stoned Cowboys’ and traditional Scottish jigs from a piper. The first 30 people through the door will enjoy free haggis & hot whisky, and the best Highland dancers will win some special prizes. Horatio’s (from 8pm, Fri 25 Jan) A free dram of whisky to anyone in a kilt! Horatio’s will also feature live poetry accompanied by freshly cooked haggis, Scotch whisky and a live piper. Kitchen Bar (from 8pm, Fri 25 Jan) Robert Burns ‘stabbing the haggis’ at 8:30pm, followed by Dave Neely playing Scottish favourites from at 10pm. Traditional food served up in a four course Scottish set menu, including a wee dram. Set menu £15.95 pp. Northern Whig (from 7pm, Fri 25 Jan) Enjoy the live piper from 7pm, with a four course set Scottish menu including wee dram of Johnnie Walker Black Label. Four course menu from £10.95 pp.]]>