Virgin Experience Edinburgh Food and Drink Tour

Edinburgh Food and Drink Tour Details

The Virgin Experience Edinburgh food and drink tour will visit five different bars and restaurants tasting locally sourced Scottish food. At three of those stops there will also be Scottish drink tastings.


Walking between venues your local guide will talk about the history of the area. At each stop the guide will explain about the food and drink being served.

Areas visited

The private food walking tour takes in both the Old and New Town of Edinburgh. Giving you the chance to see and eat in the historical area of Edinburgh but also visit bars and restaurants in the New Town. The New Town was built in late 18th early 19th Century and is where locals go to eat and drink. We will have table reservations at all the stops.


The tastings on Edinburgh food tour will include Scottish Smoked Salmon, Stornoway Black Pudding, Slow cooked Scottish beef in a Horseradish gravy, Scottish cheeses, charcuterie and dessert. There will also be the chance to taste haggis neeps & tatties. Drink tastings include Edinburgh raspberry gin, Scottish beer and a Single cask malt whisky. Soft drink alternatives will be available.

All food served are tasting plates, but it is still best to skip lunch before an afternoon tour or no need for dinner after an evening tour.

Finer details

The Old town part of the food tour walks through the Grassmarket, Victoria street, the Lawnmarket (on the Royal Mile) and Makars Court. While the New town section goes down the Mound, past Princes St Gardens, onto George Street, Queen street and around Charlotte Square finishing at the West End of Princes street.

At the end of your food tour your given a map showing the premises visited. The map also has offers/promotions should you wish to return to any of the venues for lunch, dinner or just a drink.

Edinburgh food tour in Old and New Town
What’s included

The Virgin Experience vouchers covers all costs on the day:

Your own local guide

Guided food & drink tour of the Old and New Town 

All food and drink tastings (equates to a three course meal with drinks)

Suggestions for other places to visit after the tour is over.

 Map showing venues visited

Discount offers from our tour partners should you wish to return for a full meal.


A Taster of Old & New Town Tour