Edinburgh is most definitely a city that attracts the tourists, and really it’s no surprise. I’ve visited enough cities around the world to appreciate how special Edinburgh, unique even. As such there are plenty of tour buses capitalising on the hordes of visitors who want to capture a piece of the Edinburgh magic. There’s even a Harry Potter-esque night bus that provides a chilling ghost tour.
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh and Red Bus Bistro have combined expertise to create something a bit different – a burger bus tour!
I’m one of those people that can’t travel on a train without a picnic, and I love plane food. Eating and travelling are very good bedfellows for me. So the idea of being driven around Edinburgh with a Hard Rock take away was an attractive one.
Our first visit was unfortunately cancelled due to bus issues, however a second date was arranged and the bus was in good working order. We boarded and took our seats upstairs.
Our take away Hard Rock arrived neatly in boxes. The choice was Hamburger or Cheeseburger for adults, while kids got a choice of Hamburger or Chicken Tenders.
Alex and I both had the Cheeseburger and we were pleased to find it was still warm. Alcohol is available onboard and you don’t have to worry about spilling drinks as cup holders are built into the tables.
Eating on a bus going over cobbles was a fun challenge. I was pleased to complete the mission without spilling ketchup down my front, and the two 11yr olds we had with us seemed to enjoy the concept.
The tour took us up George Street, onto Castle Terrace, down the Grassmarket, passed Edinburgh Castle, around Holyrood Palace and Arthur’s Seat and onto Princes Street.
If you’re visiting Edinburgh and want to take a tour but don’t want to bore the teenagers to death, this is absolutely the way to do it! It’s not cheap, but as a one off treat, a great way to see the city.