THE EDINBURGH FOOD TOUR

Discover the secret delights of Scottish cuisine! Join us for The Orange Food Tour of Edinburgh, as we show you some of the best that Scotland’s larder has to offer!

Our expert, local guides will lead you on a food themed walking tour around Edinburgh, set against the beautiful backdrops of both the Old Town and New Town, stopping at six top quality restaurants along the way. In each location, you will sample a different dish, item, or beverage, and learn all about what makes them special and unique to Scotland. Of course, you’ll try some of the most famous local products – yes, there’s haggis and whisky included! – but hopefully you’ll also be surprised by some of the other foods along the way!

EDINBURGH FOOD TOUR DETAILS:

   Time – 12.30pm, every day

   367 High Street (Royal Mile), opposite St Giles’ Cathedral.

   Price – £59

   3.5 hours approx.

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Tour Description

Delicious Local Dishes

Scotland is a country of beautiful natural landscapes, with thousands of miles of coastline, and acres of open green space. This creates the perfect land for growing ‘Scotland’s larder’, a whole variety of high quality foods, from ethically reared livestock, to wild fish and plant products. Combined with centuries of rich cultural history, and a strong community, passionate about local agriculture, and crafting homemade meals, has created menus of delicious traditional dishes. And what better way to try these, than by joining our food tour of Edinburgh, which includes a selection of the best of this Scottish cuisine! And of course, it’s not just about the food – Scotch whisky is one of the country’s most famous exports, having been distilled here for centuries, and with thousands of varieties on offer, so of course we made sure to include a dram of single malt as part of your experience!

BEST RESTAURANTS IN EDINBURGH

Edinburgh is no doubt, the perfect city to join a food tour! As the nation’s capital, it boasts countless cultural experiences – and that includes hundreds of restaurants all over the city! It can be difficult to know where to eat in Edinburgh, with so many to choose from, so we have made it easier for you! We will take you to some of the best restaurants, including many of our own personal favourites, where they are passionate about showcasing Scotland’s produce. Venues that use locally sourced ingredients, supporting the community, with menus that balance preserving traditional dishes, while adapting them for the modern palate. And of course, a food tour is a taste of what each location has to offer, but this makes it the perfect way to uncover some hidden gems to revisit later during your stay in Edinburgh!

In a Beautiful Historic City

While a food tour is, obviously, all about the gastronomy, it also acts as a walking tour of Edinburgh. As you travel from one restaurant to the next, you will no doubt be astonished by the beauty of this ancient, fascinating city. As Scotland’s capital, it has witnessed major historic events over the centuries, and has been at the heart of the country’s evolution over time. Not many other cities can boast a castle on top of an extinct volcano in the centre of town! While walking through the city, you will pass by some of the major sites and monuments, see the contrasting architecture of the Old and New Towns, and will have the services of our professional, local guide, to tell you all about it along the way!

Small Groups

The best meals are enjoyed in the company of others, but also not in large, overwhelming groups. That’s why we’ve decided ten is the perfect maximum number of participants for our Edinburgh food tour. You will have the opportunity to meet and get to know people from countries all over the world, but still enjoy a quiet, intimate afternoon with them. The food tour is spread over three hours as well, so you will never feel rushed, and will have plenty of time to enjoy each dish, to converse with your fellow travellers, and to ask your guide whatever questions you may have, about the food or about Edinburgh in general – make sure to get some tips for the rest of your visit! Our aim is for you to have a relaxing, comfortable experience, enjoying this intimate atmosphere, and of course, savouring all this delicious food!

So come along to The Orange Food Tour, to savour Scotland’s delicacies, and uncover some of the best-kept secret places to eat and drink in Edinburgh, on this fantastic culinary experience!

What's Included

Cullen Skink Edinburgh Food Tour

Traditional Scottish Cullen Skink

Haggis Bon Bons Edinburgh Food Tour

Haggis Bon Bons

Edinburgh Food Tour Scottish Cheese Board

Scottish Cheese Selection

Traditional Scottish Fudge Edinburgh Food Tour

Traditional Scottish Fudge

Scone and Tea Edinburgh Food Tour

Classic Scones & Premium Tea

Scotch Whisky Edinburgh Food Tour

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Additional Information

Children are welcome to join the food tour, but must be accompanied by an adult, and only over 18s may have the whisky. Please bring photographic ID, as the restaurant staff may be required to ask for proof of age.

If you have any dietary requirements, please inform us at the time of booking, so we can arrange this with the restaurants in advance.

If you wish to purchase any other drinks to accompany your food in each location, these are not included and must be paid directly to the restaurant.

HOW TO BOOK

You must make a reservation to guarantee your place on The Orange Food Tour, especially during the high summer season and bank holidays. You can book up to 1 hour before the tour. Please note, we cannot take bookings or payments in person – you must book in advance!

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Discover the secret delights of Scottish cuisine! Join us for The Orange Food Tour of Edinburgh, as we show you some of the best that Scotland’s larder has to offer!

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