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Celebrate Father’s Day with Red Bus Bistro

Have you got an amazing Father? Show him that he means way more to you than another cheap #1 Dad mug with our Red Bus Bistro Fathers Day package.Take him aboard one of our lovingly restored 1966 Routemaster buses for a special day out he will never forget. As he steps on board all the best memories of yesteryear will come flooding back – the only big difference is that we’ve replaced the Clippy with a gourmet chef!Don’t worry about...

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Timeless Afternoon Tea Experience in Gorgeous Glasgow

Step aboard our elegantly vintage ’66 Routemaster in Glasgowand let all of the best memories of years gone by flood back. Scottish heritage blends in with the iconic Britishness of our red bus as hints of tartan and stag lamps decorate the interior. Upon arrival, a friendly member of the crew will direct you to your table – and your celebratory glass of fizz. Take a seat and begin to relax and enjoy your experience aboard the Red Bus Bistro....

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A Braw Brew Tour

 Trying to find a gift for the man who has got everything? Or just looking for something new to do in Glasgow? Why not choose the Red Bus Bistro for a brewery tour experience like no other.Jump aboard our beautifully restored vintage Routemaster red bus where a fridge full of cool beers will be waiting to be brought to your table as you take in the sights of Glasgow.We will have your mouth watering as the smell of our...

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Spotlight on Suppliers: The Gin Bothy

Here at Red Bus Bistro, a great amount of thought is given to choosing suppliers for our bus tours. We look for many things such as provenance, quality and of course price. When it came to choosing our signature Gin supplier, the decision was easy. The good people at The Gin Bothy proved they had all the attributes we were looking for and more! Located in Kirriemuir in the foothills of the breathtaking Glens of Angus, owner Kim Cameron happened...

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BURNS ON THE BUS

Red Bus Bistro gets set to host its first ever Burns Supper.  Celebrating the life and times of Scotland’s National Poet: Robert “Rabbie” Burns.This tour is perfect for tourists and natives alike, and the lads and lasssies aboard are proud to celebrate its national bard.Oor MenuDram of Whisky Upon ArrivalStarter:Cock a leekie Soup with a warm bread rollMains:Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, accompanied by a whisky sauceOr:Vegetarian Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, accompanied with a whisky sauce.Dessert:CranachanTo Finish:Coffee, tea with...

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Ex air hostess says quirky Caribbean restaurants were inspiration behind new double decker restaurant

Taken from Daily RecordWORKING as an air hostess in the Caribbean, Alison Simpson would frequently dine at bus restaurants and knew the idea would take off in Scotland.She was charmed by the quirky venture, with old vehicles being converted into cafes and diners for tourists to enjoy.But when her son Bradley was diagnosed with autism, requiring her full time support, Alison put her business dream on hold.She gave up flying and became a full time mother, loving each day...

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All aboard! Mother’s dream bistro for foodies on double decker bus

taken from stvAlison Simpson is finally about to jump about her touring bus cafe after years of planning.Many years before she became a mother Alison Simpson sat on a bus on a Caribbean island her head whirling with possibility.A dedicated member of a British Airways flight crew, she worked what was known as "the beach fleet" flying passengers from damp Scotland to sunnier, coconut clad tropics.There, she discovered the 'bus restaurants' - quirky dining ventures with old vehicles being...

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You’ll have had your tea….. on the bus

Taken from The Edinburgh ReporterFrom this weekend the owner of a 1966 Routemaster will offer passengers afternoon tea or a gourmet burger tour when they step aboard.Alison Simpson wants to capitalise on the Scottish reputation for quality food and drink. She says that £1 in every £5  spent by tourists is spent on food and drink during their visit. She now aims to capture the domestic and overseas markets with a tour of the city in twelve different languages...

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