This Scottish food tour focuses on the best of Scottish food sourced from independent suppliers taking in the magnificent UNESCO Georgian New Town, (the largest Georgian city in the world) and the vibrant Stockbridge village.
This lunchtime/afternoon food tour is a lovely way to access some of the best of Scottish food in a beautiful part of Edinburgh that is not really on the tourist trail and is a great complement to The Old Town. I recommend doing an Old Town tour first as The New Town (well, it was new in 1745!) was built as result of over crowding in the medieval Old Town which grew up round The Castle.
The food safari equals a very generous lunch with architectural and historical amuse-bouche such as why are there so many painted windows in The New Town? Book a tour and find out why over an Edinburgh-distilled rhubarb and ginger gin liqueur and smoked salmon. Or contact Nell to book a safari to fit into your schedule.
What you’ll experience on this tour:
- Highlights include freshly baked scones and jam with locally sourced tea or coffee.
- Scottish farm cheeses from iconic Iain Mellis, matched with a smoky Islay malt in a Victorian style bar,
- Haggis – vegetarian or meat in a very traditional pub
- A choice of Edinburgh gin liqueurs enjoyed with sparkling wine and oak-smoked salmon.
- And try a Scottish doughnut with ever-changing fillings – the result of an American lady falling in love with a Scottish man and honeymooning in New Orleans !
Windows were painted in for two reasons – one to avoid the much hated window tax and for reasons of symmetry to disguise a chimney flue, There is no better way to really experience Edinburgh like a local than on our Eat Georgian New Town Food Tour. And if you have any doubts haggis – check out this video