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Edinburgh’s Most Unique Afternoon Tea

The majestic city of Edinburgh – there is so much to see and do that it is hard to know where to start. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of choice and how to pack it all into one visit.

Instead of spending a couple of hours out for lunch and a couple of hours on a tour of the city, why not combine both and give yourself more time to squeeze in more activities. How is that possible you may ask? Well, on the Red Bus Bistro we can make it happen.

Join us aboard our beautifully restored 1966 Routemaster bus for our quintessentially British Afternoon Tea. This is an experience like no other in Edinburgh and, for the time being, is one of the city’s best-kept secrets.

As you step on the bus you will be greeted by one of our friendly hosts and shown to your seat where your afternoon tea will be sitting waiting for you, alongside a celebratory glass of Prosecco – we believe that every tour is a special occasion aboard our bus!

As the bus takes off, get ready to tuck into the tasty treats we have prepared for you in our onboard kitchen. On your cake stand you will find traditional scones with fresh whipped cream and jam, a selection of finger sandwiches, Scottish smoked salmon blinis, mini quiches, a selection of petit fours, mini Victoria sponges and meringues all washed down with as much tea and coffee as you can drink.

As you enjoy your food and drink, the bus will tour around all the sights that make Edinburgh so iconic. The Red Bus Bistro is the only eating establishment where every table has a fantastic view that is always changing. The sights you can look forward to seeing include the Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle, The Meadows, Grassmarket, Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament.

Whilst you take in the sights our staff will be on hand to serve you anything you fancy from our fully licensed bar. We have a selection of wines, beers, spirits and our signature gin cocktails on offer as well as soft drinks and water.

The tour takes approximately 90 minutes at picks you up and drops you back off again on Waterloo Place, central Edinburgh. This package costs £35 per person (£15 for children). We currently run tours on Wednesday – Sunday.  Book today on or call our bookings team on 01355 229 448.


A Christmas like no other with Red Bus Bistro

It’s getting to the time of year where we need to start thinking about office Christmas parties. It seems crazy to be talking about Christmas in July but you’ve got to be early to get booked into the perfect venue.

Why just go out for a meal like you do every year when you can have an experience? Have a Christmas party like no other aboard the Red Bus Bistro that is sure to be the talk of the office for months.

Hop aboard one our vintage double-decker buses and take a tour around all of the sights of either Glasgow or Edinburgh whilst tucking into a delicious three course Christmas dinner.

Settle down in your seat and begin to take in the views as you are served a choice of spicy parsnip soup with cream and crusty bread, chicken liver pate served with oatcakes and red onion marmalade or poached pear with stilton and walnut.

Enjoy the first of one of your two complimentary glasses of wine as your main course gets brought up the stairs by one of our onboard staff. A choice of traditional Roast Turkey Crown served with kilted sausage with all the trimmings is on offer. Alternatively, enjoy a choice of Roast Beef served with Roast potatoes caramelized roast vegetables with a red wine and shallot jus or Nut Roast With roasted honey glazed vegetables. All cooked fresh on the bus from our onboard kitchen.

Don’t forget to leave room for dessert because we have even more tasty treats on offer. Choose from a Three Chocolate Yule log or a classic Christmas pudding served with Brandy Sauce.

This experience will last 2 – 2.5hrs and costs £60 per person. If you wish to have exclusive hire of the bus for your group, it will cost £75 per person.

Call our reservations team now on 01355 229 448 to place your booking.



A Fun Family Day Out in Glasgow or Edinburgh

The school summer holidays – for the kids it is an exciting break from homework and freedom to play all day but for the parents, it can be a logistical nightmare. Trying to find enough play dates, activities and ideas for days out over the six-week break isn’t always easy.

Here at Red Bus Bistro, we have a deal for a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy that won’t break the bank. Over the summer holidays we are offering a table of four for the bargain price of £80 – that’s a saving of £20 off the full price for two adults and two children!

We’ve had glorious weather in the past few weeks so what better way to see Glasgow or Edinburgh in all its glory in the sunshine than in a vintage Routemaster double-decker bus?

The tour will take you around all of the sights of the city in an hour and a half. Our knowledgeable staff will be there to tell you the story behind each sight and bring refreshments to your table.
Included in the price is our full Afternoon Tea which comprises of a selection of finger sandwiches, Scottish smoked salmon blinis, tasty mini quiches, traditionally baked scones with fresh whipped cream and jam and a selection of petit fours and cakes. To drink, you can have as much tea and coffee as you can manage. We also have a selection of fruit juices in our onboard bar for the kids and a glass of prosecco is available for the adults.

If you want to book, please call our office today on 01355 229 448.