Try Haggis this Burns Night in Edinburgh

Scottish haggis served with mashed potato and turnip

As we say farewell to Christmas and Hogmanay for another year, we don't have to wait too long for the next big celebration in Scotland. Burns Night!

Every 25th January, we enjoy haggis suppers, ceilidhs and other events in honour of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns.

If you're staying in Edinburgh in January, you can join in by trying haggis, our national delicacy for yourself. This pudding is traditionally made with lamb offal, suet, oatmeal and seasoning, and boiled in a sheep's stomach. Although today, you can get different versions, including vegetarian haggis. 

So, here are some of the best places in Edinburgh to eat haggis, the "Great chieftain o' the puddin' race!" according to Burns himself.

Great Value: 
Makars Gourmet Mash Bar

9 North Bank Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2LP 
91 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4SD

Makars Gourmet Mash Bar specialises in classic Scottish comfort food with sides of gourmet mash potato. So, it's no wonder they make a great haggis, neeps and tatties. Theirs is a beef or vegetarian haggis with heather honey and turnip puree, served with a whisky, peppercorn, mustard and cream sauce for £10.00. They also offer a mini version at £5.00, for those who just want a taster.

Pibroch Scottish Restaurant

20 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AF

Pibroch Scottish Restaurant serves up amazing traditional food with a warm welcome. Here, you can try a variety of Scottish favourites, such as cullen skink, haggis parcels in plum sauce, or scottish smoked salmon. Their traditional haggis, neeps and tatties with shallot cream sauce is delicious, priced at £13.95. 

Posh Nosh: 
Wedgwood the Restaurant

267 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BQ

If you're looking for a fine dining experience, Wedgwood Restaurant is an excellent choice. They use haggis in a variety of ways on the menu, so you can try something a little different. For example, they currently offer loin of Perthshire venison with haggis, cocoa carrots and pickled red cabbage for £25.75. Also, look out for details of their popular annual Burns Night event each January.

Finding the Best Haggis in Edinburgh this January

We hope you find our suggestions useful on your search for the best haggis in Edinburgh. If you're still looking for accommodation for your stay, we can help you there too! Please see our selection of self-catering holiday homes in Edinburgh and get in touch if you need any help or advice.

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