As the crisp autumn air starts to envelop the picturesque town of Perth, Scotland, there’s an undeniable sense of anticipation in the atmosphere. Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is just around the corner, and Perth is gearing up for a spectacular celebration. With its rich history, stunning landscapes, and warm-hearted locals, Perth is the perfect place to revel in the magic of Bonfire Night. In this guide, we’ll explore the top things to do on this special evening, from mesmerizing fireworks to hearty treats.

Perth’s Riverside Bonfire and Fireworks Display:

Arguably the crown jewel of Bonfire Night celebrations in Perth is undoubtedly the Riverside Bonfire and Fireworks display. Held at South Inch Park, this event has something for everyone. As the bonfire crackles and the sky darkens, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking display of fireworks that illuminate the River Tay and the surrounding historic city. This visual extravaganza is a true feast for the eyes, and the fireworks create a sense of wonder that will leave you mesmerized for quite some time.

Fireworks display on Bonfire night in Perth with people watching in the foreground

The event will take place on the 5th of November, of course. Things kick off with the ever-iconic funfair at 6 p.m., followed by the bonfire at 7 p.m. and the fireworks display at 7:30 p.m.

More information about the highly anticipated event can be found here.

Our iconic midweek two-course deal, on a Sunday:

The fan-favourite two-course deal will be available on Sunday, 5th November, for one week only. Usually offered Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m., we have decided to extend this offer to those attending any Guy Fawkes events in the city. Choose from our usual offerings, and opt for a starter and main, or a main and a dessert. Either is available for only £22.95. Indulge in an à la carte main course or pizza, alongside a starter/small plate or a dessert.

pan-seared scallops being based in garlic butter

Sundays at St. John’s:

Nothing is quite as synonymous with a Sunday as the iconic roast, and boy, do we do it well at St. John’s. Stop in for our famous roast Sirloin of beef, or you can go a little off-piste and go for our French-trimmed breast of chicken, Perthshire venison pie, or vegetarian haggis wellington. Each is served alongside seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire pudding, and our house gravy. One course is £17.50 per person. Or, if you have a bit of a sweet tooth, you can have two courses for only £24.95 per person. The talented kitchen team offers a wide range of desserts to choose from. Enjoy iconic British classics like sticky toffee pudding or a St. John’s favourite – the chocolate torte with blood orange sorbet, caramelized orange, and toasted hazelnuts.

Roast sirloin of beef on a chopping board

Make a reservation:

As Perth is expected to be very busy on Guy Fawkes, we would strongly recommend booking ahead. Spaces are already filling up quickly, so you best be quick if you would like to secure a booking with us. You can reserve a table right here.