Edinburgh Food Safari video

Welcome to Edinburgh Food Safari

I love food and I love Edinburgh so come and eat Edinburgh with me; Nell Nelson; food journalist and TV presenter. My team and I want you to feel like a food–loving friend is showing you their own neighbourhood. Food tours of Edinburgh

 I am thrilled to be back in my safari suit and able to take you to my favourite foodie stops in the New Town and Stockbridge and also my brand new International Leith Walk  walking tour.

If you don’t see the date or time you like on my calendar, then get in touch by email or phone and I will try and accommodate. The dates on the calendar are just an indication of popular times. 

AUGUST:  Safaris are running Wednesdays- Sundays 11.30am as part of my special two-hour Scottish food and drink Edinburgh Fringe Show – use this link to book

The Times newspaper review

“By the end of Nelson’s tour we all have plenty to say about one of the most digestible experiences in town”.

Jeremy Watson, The Times August 2022

 

 

 

 

Eat Scotland in The New Town and Stockbridge

Eat Scotland in The New Town and Stockbridge

  • £63 - This afternoon tour is the equivalent of a good lunch and more
  • Selection of Scottish cheeses from Mellis specialist cheese shop paired with a malt whisky
  • Scones, jam and tea or coffee in an elegant setting
  • Traditional haggis - veggie or meat- in a Victorian traditional pub
  • Scottish smoked salmon
  • Amazing doughnuts with stunning fillings or chocolate made on the spot in Edinburgh
  • Gorgeous Georgian New Town architecture
  • Edinburgh gin liqueur with Prosecco
Eat The World Leith Walk

Eat The World Leith Walk

  • £59 for the 'Best Long Lunch'
  • Gin and elderflower welcome cocktail in cool Swedish bar with Swedish meatballs/vegan meatballs
  • Portuguese egg tarts made on the premises at 3am every morning
  • Kenyan home-cooked bhajis, samosas or coconut chickpea curry
  • Greek orange cake and Greek coffee
  • Traditional Scottish sweetie shop and ‘a party bag’ to take home
  • Warm Turkish olive and feta borek
  • Fascinating historical and architectural tour of Edinburgh's longest street
  • Time Out names Leith in Edinburgh as world's fourth coolest neighbourhood- come and find out why
Sunday morning in New Town and Stockbridge with visit to Farmers Market

Sunday morning in New Town and Stockbridge with visit to Farmers Market

  • Morning scones, jam and tea or coffee in an elegant setting
  • Gorgeous stroll round market and meet the people behind Caithness smoked salmon
  • Selection of Scottish cheeses from Mellis specialist cheese shop
  • Traditional haggis - veggie or meat- in a Victorian traditional pub
  • Amazing doughnuts with stunning fillings
  • Edinburgh gin liqueur with Prosecco
  • Gorgeous Georgian New Town architecture
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Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are the perfect present for friends relocating to Edinburgh, residents of Edinburgh, honeymooners to Scotland and instant presents. If you have forgotten someone’s birthday or worried about missing the Christmas post, then just click on the link.

Safari vouchers are £63 per person are valid for a year from payment. 

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Bespoke Corporate Tours

Bespoke Corporate Tours

We are always delighted to offer bespoke tours from groups of two to seventy! So get in touch if you are coming to Edinburgh or in Edinburgh and want a fun way to mix up a crowd.

We can adapt the tour or add stops if requested. A group of 30 hens embraced the safari theme and wore safari hats – a surreal scene to see thirty safari hats bobbing past Georgian pillars. 

In the summer of 2019 we had 70 lawyers divided into four groups with four guides  – a great way to bond and strike a deal.

With notice we can tailor the tour to accommodate guests’ dietary requirements from a little known malt whisky to vegan alternatives which are still uniquely Scottish and delicious 

Email Nell   to discuss how we can create a food and drink walking tour to give you and your group a unique and memorable insight to Edinburgh. Prices start from £21 per person 

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Scottish Cooking Classes and Dinner

Sip a ginger and rhubarb gin liqueur and enjoy a cheese oatcake

This is a lovely way to enjoy Scottish food and learn more about the key ingredients in a real Edinburgh home environment.   Nell has started private cooking classes in her Georgian home – minimum number is 2  maximum 6 guests. You will also be able relax after all that chopping and stirring and learn about Scotland’s unique history and food culture.

The three hour cooking class can be over lunch 11 am -2 pm or in the evening 6-9 pm and includes:

  • Aperitif of rhubarb and ginger liqueur and sparkling wine with homemade cheese oatcakes
  • Cullen Skink – smoked haddock, cream, potato and leek soup – MADE BY YOU 
  • Haggis – veggie or meat and turnip and potato mash and a dram of whisky
  • Straight from the oven warm butter shortbread  – MADE BY YOU and tea and coffee and take home gift of your own shortbread 

Cost is £280 for four people   To book email nell.nelson@btinternet.com