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You and your group will embark on a three-hour Scottish gastronomy tour discovering amazing local food and alcohol with one of our local and extremely knowledgeable tour guides. Once our tour concludes in Edinburgh, you will leave with a stomach...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Edinburgh EH1 1RE, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I go on holiday, the idea of signing up for a tour is bit stuffy and for the older generation. The Secret Food Tour however, ticks all the boxes for visiting a new city and something I would definitely recommend doing during the first...More

1  Thank Lucy T
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Oh wow, thank you so much for taking your time to write us such a detailed and amazing review, Lucy! We truly appreciate your kind words for our tour and utmost recommendation for our fantastic guide, David. We're extremely happy that you had a blast...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

David was delightful! I highly recommend this tour. If you are unsure whether to book this tour, chances are you won't be disappointed. I would recommend booking this tour near the beginning of your trip. It is a great way to orient yourself to Edinburgh,...More

2  Thank cynthia-silkmoth
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for taking your time to write us such a detailed and heartwarming review, Cynthia. It was truly an honour to have you in our food tour and a pleasure to have shared with you the true beauty of Edinburgh and all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come hungry! Over the course of three hours, David guided us through local restaurants and food locations to create a delicious Scottish meal. I wanted to try all the traditional foods; haggis, Cullen skink, neeps and tatties...and whiskey! Of course you can’t miss scones, clotted...More

Thank Chefsuz74
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words for Secret Food Tours Edinburgh and for our amazing guide, David. We're so happy that you had a wonderful time with his tour and got a lot of great fun facts about Edinburgh's food and culture. Please...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was enthusiastic and engaging but really should have focused on imparting knowledge of Scottish food and of food stories. Instead too often she was distracted by interactions with tour members and by reciting local history that was available on any tour or...More

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Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad that you found your guide an engaging individual our guides always try to keep everyone entertained. We are sorry if you found her style too focused on the history of Edinburgh on this occasion. This feedback is greatly appreciated and we will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour in the hope that we would enjoy some interesting food & have a good walk around Edinburgh. Both wishes came true. Kimi was a young, entertaining guide & did her best to accommodate everyone's needs. It is probably best if you...More

1  Thank Konie
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So much appreciation for sharing your incredible experience with Secret Food Tours Edinburgh, Karen. We're so glad that you had an amazing time with us. Please let us know if you're ready to book with us again so we could give you a discount, see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour and a great guide. Kimi was informative and funny and the food was really good, proper portions! Well worth the time. Thanks Kimi!More

1  Thank Paul M
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Pau, thank you so much for joining us and for this amazing feedback! We are so delighted that you had a great time with Kimi! Please come again and visit our other Secret Food Tours - now in over 30 cities worldwide. Till next...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Edinburgh as part of a Scotland vacation for our 20th anniversary. We took the Secret Food tour on our first full day, figuring that it would be a great way to check out some places to eat, and to see...More

3  Thank stmayhem
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Happy 20th Anniversary! We're extremely delighted that you've choose to spend your anniversary with Secret Food Tours Edinburgh and thank you so much for such an awesome review. It's our pleasure to have you in our tour, we always do our best to give...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a week in Scotland and decided to take a food tour in Edinburgh. David our guide was excellent, very knowledgable and enthusiastic, very good company. We started off with Kullen skink which was excellent, then in another restaurant haggis ,neeps and tatties. Also excellent....More

1  Thank dave540
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking your time to write us such a detailed and wonderful review, Dave. It was truly an honour to have you in our tour and a pleasure to have shared with you the true beauty of Edinburgh and all its...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family all went on this tour with Davis as our guide. It was fun and we tried several foods we may never have known about if not for this tour. David was very informative and made it fun and interesting. We even went back...More

1  Thank Natalie R
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining and for your kind words, Natalie. We're very happy that your family had fun and enjoyed during the tour with David. We'll let him know about your nice feedback for him. We're also looking forward to have you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited many nice Locations with different local specialities from haggis to Whisky with a nice tour guide.

1  Thank Christopher B
Nicolas J, Owner at Secret Food Tours Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much Christopher for joining us. We're glad that you had a great time during the tour. Please come again and visit our other Secret Food Tours - now in over 30 world-wide cities. Till next time!

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