Eat Scotland in The New Town and Stockbridge

Eat Scotland in The  New Town and Stockbridge

This 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)  vibrant Stockbridge village.  Highlights include freshly baked scones and jam with locally sourced tea or coffee.  Scottish farm cheeses from iconic Iain Mellis, matched with a smokey Islay malt in a Victorian style bar, haggis – vegetarian or meat in a very traditional pub.  A choice of Edinburgh gin liqueurs enjoyed with fizz and oak-smoked salmon.  And try a Scottish doughnut with ever-changing fillings or chocolate made on the spot. 

This 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.



1pm Most Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays with visit to Stockbridge Market - do request for other days


3 hours



Meeting Point

Meeting point will be emailed along with confirmation of payment.

Tour Highlights

  • At least 5 food and drink stopsNo need for lunch
  • Scottish cheese tasting IJ Mellis is famous for its cheese selection and quality
  • Veggie or meat haggis in a traditional pubIf you have doubts re haggis, try this animal friendly delicious vegetarian version made on the premises
  • Georgian architectureEdinburgh has the largest Georgian city in the world, wonder at is magnificence
  • Traditional afternoon tea Scones, jam and cream and tea in a stylish 19th century hotel
  • Scottish smoked salmon Salmon marinated in Scottish gin and smoked on the premises in traditional fishmonger
  • Sweet: filled doughtnuts or marshmallowsVery unusual and specific to these individual suppliers

Gift Vouchers

What do you give somebody who has everything? A gift of a walking and eating tour of Edinburgh, which they can book at a time that suits them over the coming year.

Food Allergies

Please contact Nell at least 24 hours before the tour to flag up any food allergies, intolerances or pet hates and we can try and accommodate .

The Small Print

There may be some variations due to seasonal variations in food and also to time restrictions, but there will always be at least five destinations offering snack-size food and drink portions

Cancellations, must be made by phone or email with 48 hours notice from tour start.