A Back-to-Front Insider Food Tour of Edinburgh

A fabulous Saturday experience awaits with an opportunity to be expertly guided and accompanied to some of Edinburgh’s best known and lesser-known food and drink haunts.

Our man in the know, “JB”, craftily plans and creates, individual, bespoke food tours around the city of Edinburgh. Tours are not publicly available and no two tours are ever the same. Back-to-front insider food tours grant foodie lovers privileged access, and in some cases ‘via the back door’ an opportunity to get up close and personal with proprietors, head chefs and true culinary heroes. Exceptionally well connected on the restaurant circuit, JB’s little black book is worth its weight in gold. If he doesn’t know about it, it is not worth knowing!


  • Two nights accommodation in a suite
  • Daily breakfast
  • Dinner one night in Blackwood’s Bar & Grill with a ½ bottle of wine per person
  • 9:45am – 16:30am bespoke Back-To-Front Insider Food Tour hosted by JB
  • VIP chauffeur transportation during the tour
  • Lunch at an award winning fine dining restaurant, inclusive of wine
  • All-day food samplings

A non-stop chauffeured and expertly guided food tour starting at 9.45am, JB will outline the day ahead.  10am start off on foot down in to Stockbridge to visit some fine artisan suppliers, delicatessen, fishmonger, craft butcher and cheese monger.  Of course you will be able to sample some wares along the way!!

From Stockbridge to Leith by chauffeur and visit a classic French bakery, get expert tips on how to make fantastic bread and baked goods, sampling and tasting galore.  Onwards via Leith Walk to Elm Row and a flying visit to a very famous and well-loved Italian Deli often frequented by Royalty.  You certainly could not visit the city without stopping by Castle Terrace Farmers Market - so much to see, sample and buy.


Lunch will be hosted at a stylish award-winning restaurant offering a unique fine dining experience with the full opportunity to meet and talk to the chef proprietor, enjoy a short tour of the kitchen and see what goes in cooking food at an exceptionally high level.  Witness the cooking, plating and service of the kitchen and the pièce de résistance is a wonderful 3-course lunch with wine, coffee and petit fours.  First course will be served at an exclusive Chefs Table overseeing the pass.  An absolute must!

After lunch your chance to sample some fine Scotch whisky, a sensory treat tasting and exploring the national spirit of Scotland over-looking the wonderful city.

At the end of the tour the chauffeur will whisk you back to Stockbridge,  where JB will shout you a pint in one of the better and traditional pubs, a chance to relax and have a wee blether about your day.

Terms and conditions

Due to the bespoke, exclusive and personal nature of the Back-To- Front Food Tour, Nira Caledonia requires two week’s notice to plan and prepare the experience, ensuring the highest quality; participation of proprietors and senior personnel is available at the visiting venues.

Food tours take place on a Saturday. 

£1250 two persons, £2400 four persons, £3300 six persons, please contact reservations at Nira Caledonia on +44 (0)131 225 2720 or reservations@niracaledonia.com  to book directly.  Larger bookings or additional single participants may be booked, please call for further information.

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