Red Bus Bistro
- Telephone 01355 229 448
- Food served Wed–Sun noon–1.30pm, 3–4.30pm, 6–7.30pm.Closed Mon/Tue.
- Average price £35 afternoon tea; £42.95 gin cocktail afternoon tea; £15 for children. (set lunch)
- Website redbusbistro.co.uk
A vintage 1966 red Routemaster Bus takes passengers around Edinburgh's Old Town whilst serving diners afternoon tea with fizz or gin cocktails
Climb aboard a 1966 double decker bus, in that particular shade of pillar box red that gets tourists snapping photos from the pavement, and enjoy a fancy afternoon tea as you travel around town. Tours of Edinburgh’s Old Town take around 80 minutes, cutting up past the Castle, across the Meadows, down to Holyrood Palace and back to Waterloo Place where you started. The tour guide part is pretty minimal (two or three quick announcements through a mic) but there is a map with fun information about JK Rowling, Greyfriars Bobby and co if you’d like to learn more. Afternoon tea includes a plastic flute of fizz, a travel cup of coffee (china teacups wouldn’t last long around those tight corners) and a three-tier cake stand loaded with dainty sandwiches, mini quiches, scones and tiny patisserie slices. Helpful staff will happily prepare gluten-free, vegetarian or other free-from options (but you do need to tell them in advance) and make just the right amount of fuss over people celebrating a special occasion. Gin cocktail teapot tours are available too.
Climb aboard our vintage 1966 Routemaster bus and get comfy as the truly jaw-dropping beauty of Edinburgh sweeps by. Savour sights such as the Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh Castle and much, much more.
Taste for refinement is evident with the sumptuous selection of onboard dining experiences: from a chilled bottle of champagne, a glass of Prosecco or a delicious signature Gin cocktail served in traditional tea pots. With Red Bus Bistro it’s easy to see this stunning city from a new perspective.
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- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Pop
- Capacity: 40
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2016
- BYOB: £5 corkage
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Edinburgh Afternoon Tea or Gin Tour
Enjoy a nice cup of tea with or without gin while exploring Edinburgh on a vintage bus.