Famous artists are celebrated all around the world: some have their works presented in the best galleries around the world, and others have statues solely dedicated to the artists. However, Scotland has dedicated a national holiday to a poet, and his name is Robert Burns. On January 25, Scots drink whiskey, read poetry and eat haggis, as one should. As a result, Platform 1 is throwing a Burns Night Festival with live music, limited edition dishes and plenty of cocktails.
Platform 1 is a trendy new split-level lounge bar and restaurant on Argyle Street open Wednesday to Sunday from noon until late, hidden away in the underground vaults under Glasgow Central Station.
So, the spot is turning the familiar celebrations of Burns Night into its own contemporary take between January 25 and 28, throwing a festival. Why not, right? Guests are advised to “forget everything you know about Burns Night”, as Platform 1 is throwing a celebration to remember.
During the four days from 4pm until late, visitors will be able to enjoy live performances from local artists like Tom McGuire, David Duffy, and Michael Cassidy.
Plus, no Burns Night is complete without whisky, and guests can opt for a flight of whisky for £15 per person that will take one on a wee trip around Scotland. From the Lowlands with Glengoyne 10, to the Highlands with Dalmore 15, to the beautiful Islands with Talisker 10.
Platform 1’s head chef, Jules McGuire, has also created some limited-edition dishes to celebrate the famous poet. Creative dishes on the menu include Haggis, Neeps & Taco, or the playful Haggis Bon Bon, as well as the Irn Bru Glazed Chicken Sliders – we know what we’re having.
Those interested in attending can book a table in advance on Platform 1’s website.