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 and my team. We want you to feel like a food–loving friend is showing you their own neighbourhood.

Both food safaris last about three hours with at least six strategically arranged food and drink tastings along the way, with loo and water stops included and include lunch. 



Bohemian Broughton and Beyond

Bohemian Broughton and Beyond

  • £55
  • Scottish cheese tasting in specialist cheese shop
  • A must try: haggis or veggie for those who are not sure - with a local ale
  • Scones jam and cream in a vintage tea shop
  • Marshmallows made on the premises
  • Guided tour through beautiful Georgian New Town
Stockbridge Village Sampling

Stockbridge Village Sampling

  • £55
  • Meet the men who cure gin- smoked salmon
  • Scones, homemade jam
  • Dram of single malt whisky in a former Georgian coach house
  • Chocolate with amazing flavours from local chocolatier
  • Smoked venison or pigeon at local game dealers
Gin Safari

Gin Safari

  • £29
  • Edinburgh Gin liqueur gin welcome drink with fizz
  • Gin and tonic marshmallows and chocolate
  • Pickerings gin-cured smoked salmon
  • Post-gin stroll through the New Town's stunning Georgian architecture
  • Highland gin in lowland gin joint

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 some one’s birthday.

Safari vouchers are £55 per person are valid for a year from payment. 

To buy a personalised voucher please email me nell.nelson@btinternet.comwith the recipients’ name and message and I will email back a personalised voucher for your approval and my bank details.

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Bespoke Tours from Hen to Corporate

Bespoke Tours from Hen to Corporate

We are always delighted to offer bespoke tours from groups of two to thirty two plus! We can adapt the tour or added 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. 

Another group asked for music and food and we gave them the red carpet treatment with a piper and drummer and traditional Scottish harp and fiddles to accompany their haggis neeps and tattie experience.

Email Nell nell.nelson@btinternet.com 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 £29 per person 

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Silent Mac Disco


SIGHTSEEING JUST GOT FUN: The audience meets at the top of The Royal Mile. Issued with individual wifi headphones, they are invited to dance to a glorious mix of Scottish tunes from Andy Stewart’s Donald Where’s Your Trousers to Run Rig’s Loch Lomond alternated with disco hits such as with I’m So Excited from The Pointer Sisters and the iconic Village People’s YMCA. At the same time, two actors reveal a love story through a series of silent movie style placards.

This fun interactive show has been written to celebrate Nell’s home town of Edinburgh. “We wanted to make the show site specific – one of Edinburgh’s oldest closes, the atmospheric 16th century Advocate’s Close, is the perfect place to dance to Ghostbusters, while the best place in the world to dance a Scottish reel is under the watchful eye of Edinburgh Castle”


Venue: Meet outside Who’s Who, 8-10 North Bridge Arcade, top of Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QN (Venue 427)

Tickets: £12 ages 8 and upwards

Dates: 13-27 August 2018               

Time: Three shows daily Monday to Sunday 13.00 15.00 17.00 (45 minutes)

Fringe Box Office: 0131 226 0000,

To Book call Fringe Box Office: 0131 226 0000, or through The Fringe Website:   book online