Kilts & Kisses - An Extraordinary Burns Supper on the Royal Yacht Britannia
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Paul Godbold celebrating Burns Night on the Royal Yacht Britannia

One of the finest desserts we’ve ever experienced!

The dessert was as delicious as it was beautiful! It looked like a masterpiece on a plate and was a perfect finale for a spectacular meal. It was a dreamy combination of fluffy meringue and raspberry sherbet ice cream, complemented by mascarpone Chantilly and Perthshire raspberries.

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As the final part of entertainment – to get everybody involved in the celebration – all the guests got to their feet and sang the famous “Auld Lang Syne” accompanied by the musicians. The atmosphere was simply electric and truly festive! Not a dry eye in the house!

The meal was followed by a choice of coffee or tea, accompanied by a hand-made Aberfeldy tablet.

Throughout the meal, each of the guests was served a half a bottle of wine, specially selected by Britannia’s own Head Sommelier to compliment the traditional Burns Supper.

And talking of service, it was as impeccable as the meal was sensational. The team of stuff, working on board of Britannia, deserves a special praise. All throughout dinner, the service was absolutely flawless. Smartly-dressed waiters were an ever-present shadow at the background constantly topping up guests’ glasses with their choice of wine and water. All the places at the table were served exactly at the same time, to the point of the plates of dishes being placed in front of us at precisely the same moment. It was really impressive and certainly added to the overall ambience.

If the royal family had the privilege to dine like this all the time, it’s hard to imagine how they kept their figures! Even when we were already full, it was impossible to leave even the smallest bite on the plate untouched.

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With the meal over, we were invited to retire back to the drawing room for more socialising and a taste of Scotland’s national drink.

Without exaggerating, this was an unforgettable evening and we had a fantastic time. We were made to feel truly special, had an outstanding meal and even made some new friends while mingling with other guests before and after dinner…

Burns Supper on the Royal Yacht Britannia is one of those experiences which will last long in our memories. It’s an incredible way to join in with celebrating all that is good and great about Scotland and the closest thing anyone will get to feeling like royalty. For anyone who’s planning to visit the great city of Edinburgh, we’d say that it’s not complete without a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Kilts and Kisses
And, the ‘kisses’ reference in the title? Paul, the owner of Luxurious Magazine has some fine ‘chubby cheeks’ on his face and where better to put them into action than a room filled with people having a wonderful time!

The Royal Yacht Britannia – Where and how?

Tel: +44 (0)131 555 5566
Address: Ocean Dr, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ
Download a map for directions here

Travelling by car
For satnav users, the postcode is EH6 6JJ. Follow signs for Edinburgh and Leith, or North Edinburgh. Then follow brown Britannia signs. Free parking at Ocean Terminal (blue car park, level E is nearest to our Visitor Centre and has disabled spaces).

Britannia is open every day, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. We suggest you allow up to 2 hours for your tour. Please allow longer if you wish to have a refreshment in the Royal Deck Tea Room. If you wish to experience Britannia at a quieter time during August, we recommend visiting before 11.00am.

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Paul Godbold

Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Paul is the owner and editor-in-chief of Luxurious Magazine. He previously worked as a fashion model, was in the British Army and created companies in the technology, venture capital and financial services sectors. In addition to writing, he also proofs, edits, designs, lays out and publishes all the articles in the online magazine. Paul is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.

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