Top 10 Places for Haggis in the U.K. (Slideshow)
December 31, 2013
Here are some of the U.K.’s top-reviewed places to find haggis
10. Musa Art and Music Café
A restaurant, art gallery, and music venue in the heart of old Aberdeen, Musa promotes and celebrates all things contemporary. Their diverse menu showcases classic Scottish staples with a modern flair — like their haggis and coriander spring rolls. For a refreshing take on haggis and much more, Musa offers a full catered evening of food and entertainment.
9. The Lade Inn
With hearty meals and Scottish ales, everyone is made to feel welcome at the Lade Inn. Located on the highest mountain in Trossachs National Park, the Lade Inn will warm you up and fill your belly after a long hike through the Highlands.
This Scottish bar and restaurant in Glasgow is yet another favorite for the haggis lover. With set, seasonal and à la carte menus, Arisaig combines simplicity with Scottish tradition.
In the heart of London near Trafalgar Square you’ll find Albannach. With their stellar whiskey menu and classic ambience, Albannach serves the best British cuisine has to offer — and that includes their top-rated haggis. For a world-class dining experience, come to Albannach for an unforgettable evening.
6. Café Source
Even in the most traditional of places, you’ll find haggis with a twist. Within the picturesque St Andrew’s Square you’ll find Café Source, a small restaurant affiliated with the church whose aim is to bring the best of Scottish fare direct from Scottish sources. Their take on haggis? Haggis pakoras! These crispy starters will change the way you think about haggis.
The motto at this Glaswegian restaurant is "Think Global, Eat Local." Stravaigin takes this to heart with their Scottish-fusion food. Their award-winning menu and wine list makes Stravaigin a must stop on the Scottish lover’s food list.
4. The Ubiquitous Chip
When the Ubiquitous Chip opened in the '70s, Scottish cuisine was something only grannies made for Sunday lunch. The Chip has turned this around, bringing Scottish cuisine to the forefront of Glasgow’s culinary scene. With their seasonally changing menu and pride in all things Scottish, The Ubiquitous Chip will serve you Scotland’s heart on a platter — in the form of their delicious haggis either as a venison or vegetarian version.
Run by farmers, Oink is an authentic butcher specializing in hog roasts from their own Scottish Borders farms. Not only do they have a shop in the center of Edinburgh but they also have a stall at the local farmers' market on Saturdays. While their specialty is pork, Oink’s pork sandwich with haggis is a true meat lover’s delight. If you find yourself in Edinburgh, stop off at Oink for a hearty bite.
2. Humble Pie & Mash
Aptly named, Humble Pie & Mash makes traditional pies in their 17th-century building in the seaside town of Whitby, England. Take a step back in time and order their haggis pie. With a generous layer of neeps, this pie is anything but humble.
1. Mister Singh's India
Glasgow’s favorite curry house also has the best haggis in the world! Combining two of Scotland’s favorites — traditional haggis with exotic Indian spices — Mister Singh’s India has concocted unique haggis recipes to please both more traditional and adventurous palates. Think you have tried everything? Not until you’ve tried Mister Singh’s haggis, have you seen it all.