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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…

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 Menu Dram of Whisky Upon Arrival Starter: Cock…

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

a person holding a hot dog in front of a truck

Taken from Daily Record WORKING 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…

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

taken from stv Alison 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…

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

Taken from The Edinburgh Reporter From 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…