Justin Bieber stuns customers as he tucks into a deep-fried haggis at a Glasgow chip shop

By Rebecca Lawrence, Jessica Rach

Justin Bieber was pictured tucking into a haggis supper in Glasgow at the weekend. Photo / AP
Justin Bieber was pictured tucking into a haggis supper in Glasgow at the weekend. Photo / AP

He's an international popstar worth an estimated $273.13 million and used to sampling the finest food the world has to offer.

But Justin Bieber shunned cocktail bars and Michelin star meals in favour of a few pubs and a local chippie in Scotland last weekend.

The Canadian musician, 22, was pictured tucking into local delicacy haggis and chips washed down with some Irn Bru inside the Blue Lagoon eatery in Glasgow.

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Following his second show at Glasgow's SSE Hydro arena, the Baby hitmaker descended on a string of low-key pubs and ended his night in a chip shop, keen to get a taste of the genuine local lifestyle.

According to The Scottish Sun, Justin enjoyed a cocktail at the city's trendy Blue Dog bar, but then proceeded to go on a pubcrawl in true Scottish spirit.

Justin Bieber braves deep-fried haggis and Irn Bru in Glasgow. Photo / Splash News
Justin Bieber braves deep-fried haggis and Irn Bru in Glasgow. Photo / Splash News

Favouring a string of inconspicuous breweries, the Canadian star managed to keep a relatively low profile due to the older clientèle in the pubs.

"A few people recognised him and asked him for photos, which he declined, but the majority were oblivious that Justin and his crew were knocking back drinks alongside them," a source told the Sun.

"He wanted a more real experience of the city, and after asking for some advice thought some pubs and a chippy dinner would be the way to do that."

After enjoying a few rounds of drinks, Justin headed to the Blue Lagoon chip shop, where he spent £20 (NZ$34.15) on a meal of deep-fried haggis, chips and Irn Bru.

The owner of the iconic chippie in Glasgow, which opened in 1980, spoke warmly of the popstar, revealing he was keen to sample local delicacies.

Simone Varese said: "Justin came in with a cap on and two bouncers with him. He was in good spirits and very excited about trying the local cuisine."

The chain was founded by Mr Varese's grandfather in the 1970s and is famous in Glasgow and beyond, having opened 11 more branches.

And it is more likely to be the name than the reviews that attracted the popstar, as it has a mediocre three stars on rating website Tripadvisor.

The singer, no stranger to ignoring advice, seems to have paid no heed to reviewers' comments such as "don't risk it" and branding the food "terrible" and "tasteless".

What is haggis?

Haggis is made from the heart, liver and lungs of a sheep mixed with oats, onion and spices and encased in the animal's stomach. Photo / Supplied
Haggis is made from the heart, liver and lungs of a sheep mixed with oats, onion and spices and encased in the animal's stomach. Photo / Supplied

One of the most famous dishes available in Scotland, haggis is the heart, liver and lungs of a sheep mixed with onion, oatmeal, stock and spices and encased in the animal's stomach, although artificial casing has recently been on the rise.

Although it is traditionally considered a Scottish delicacy, the first recorded mention of haggis was in a cookbook written in Lancashire in England circa 1430.

Historians have also suggested that primitive versions of haggis were eaten by both the Romans and ancient Greeks.

Haggis can be boiled, oven-cooked, microwaved and deep-fried.

Bieber's new pad in Amsterdam

Last week the singer ruffled feathers when he made himself right at home at his rental - the stunning Kinross House in Perthshire.

The Sorry singer emerged from the front of the sprawling property, which was bought by First Sight Estates for £4.25m (NZ$7.25,) 2011, wearing nothing but a pair of white boxer shorts.

Meanwhile Justin recently splashed out a cool £22m (NZ$37.54m) for a lavish penthouse in Amsterdam- having also bought a mansion in London.

Meanwhile Justin recently splashed out a cool £22million for a lavish penthouse in Amsterdam. Photo / Christie's Real Estate
Meanwhile Justin recently splashed out a cool £22million for a lavish penthouse in Amsterdam. Photo / Christie's Real Estate

Celebrity estate broker Leslie de Ruiter said the star handed over a cool €24.5m (NZ$37.48m) for the three-floor penthouse, which is situated in the trendy Dam Square.

The sprawling flat even offers a private lift between the three floors, allowing Justin quick and easy access to any part of the pad, which boasts four bedrooms and as many bathrooms.

With a neutral colour scheme running across the apartment, Justin will no doubt find it easy to decorate and give the pad some personal touches.

He'll no doubt want to spruce the place up before inviting his new neighbours over, as the Dutch royal family residence is just down the road.

The sprawling flat even offers a private lift between the three floors, allowing Justin quick and easy access to any part of the pad. Photo / Christie's Real Estate
The sprawling flat even offers a private lift between the three floors, allowing Justin quick and easy access to any part of the pad. Photo / Christie's Real Estate

Earlier this month, Justin treated himself to a £1.3m (NZ$2.22m) per year 15-bedroom mansion in the heart of London.

It's said that the singer plans to divide his time between his home in Los Angeles and the leafy London postcode over the coming months as he completes his world tour.

- Daily Mail

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