Saturday, January 25th is Burns Night, when Scots all over the world celebrate the birthday of their national poet, Robert Burns.
If you’re a Scot living in Manchester or you’ve got Scottish blood or you just fancy something with a Scottish flavour to celebrate, the Didsbury chippy which brought you the Deep-Fried Christmas Dinner last month will be serving up a very special supper.
The Chippy on Burton Road’s Scottish-inspired menu will be a modern chippy take on traditional Burns Night dishes and will include both meat and plant-based deep fried haggis, a carrot and swede fritter and, of course, the Scottish delicacy beyond compare – the deep fried Mars bar.
And you don’t have to be Scottish to get a free Burns Night supper. All you have to do is play the bagpipes – properly – outside the chippy. And they’ll be offering a complimentary can of Irn Bru to anyone brave enough to go in wearing a kilt.
Co-owner Liz Bookbinder said: “Scotland is famed for its battered Mars bars and since Manchester went mad for our Chippy Turkey Dinner over Christmas, we simply had to put haggis on the menu for Burns Night. Of course haggis won’t appeal to everyone, but it really is a great flavour combo with our chips and gravy.
“We know a lot of customers are also completing Veganuary and have kept them in mind. Our vegetarian haggis includes a mix of pulses, vegetables and spices to give all the flavour hit without the meat.”
The supper will be served with a mountain of chips and gravy and washed down with a can of cold Irn Bru or a mug of delicious Highland Tea.
Sounds like the perfect chippy tea with a Scottish twist.
The Chippy on Burton Road’s Burns Night Specials will be available to dine in, take out and on Deliveroo from Thursday 23rd January until Sunday 26th January only.