Happy Birthday Burns

Portrait of Scottish poet Robert Burns

The 25th of January marks the birthday of Scotland’s world renowned poet, Robert Burns. Such is the general affection for Rabbie, many of us will be attending or hosting our own Burns Supper in honour of the great man himself.

If you’re not planning on having your own Burns Supper but would like to pay homage, why not use the Subway (and your Subway Smartcard) to try out some of the best haggis dishes in town?

Check out our guide below – all suggested venues are close to a Subway station, so it will be easy for you to leave the car at home. Subway opening hours are available on our website.

Hillhead stationThe Ubiquitous Chip
Glaswegian institution ‘The Chip’ is well-known for its traditional, no-fuss approach to haggis. The discerning chefs at The Chip say they use only the finest local produce, which is served in swish brasserie surroundings. The Chip have been working to their own venison haggis recipe since 1971 – fancy!

Kelvinbridge stationStravaigin
Meet The Chip’s wee sister restaurant – Stravaigin. Meaning ‘to wander’, Stravaigin serves up traditional Scottish cuisine with a modern twist. The setting is cosy, informal yet uniquely Scottish, so it’s an ideal setting to celebrate Burns night. Burns Brunch at 2pm is sure to sell out, so if you fancy a wander for yourself, book sooner rather than later.

St George’s Cross stationThe Black Sheep Bistro
This wee family-run eatery has been at the top of Glasgow’s Trip Advisor restaurant reviews for years. The Black Sheep is famed for its good old fashioned, heart-warming dishes, made in generous portions. If you have a hearty appetite and a thing for comfort food, this is the place for you. Order up the lentil soup, followed by haggis, neeps, tatties and whisky sauce, finish with sticky toffee pudding – and try not to doze off on the Subway ride home!

Buchanan Street stationRepublic Bier Halle
Last but not least, home of the 2-4-1 pizza and every beer known to Bavaria, Republic Bier Halle offers great atmosphere and, yes, haggis pizza! Celebrate Burns in a slightly less traditional fashion and bring a friend who can order one of the other pizza varieties for free! The 2-4-1 offer applies all day, seven days a week.