The Royal Mile: Private Tour of the palace of Holyroodhouse with Michelin Star Lunch for up to 12

The Royal Mile: Private Tour of the palace of Holyroodhouse with Michelin Star Lunch for up to 12

Edinburgh, Scotland

£2,650

“If its walls could talk, [they] would tell you tales of love, war, passion, heroism, treachery and murder” Edinburgh Spotlight

Why we love it

Experience the charm and mystique of the Palace of Holyroodhouse on an after-hours private evening tour in the company of an expert guide. The former home of the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots, and official Scottish home of the Royal Family, Holyroodhouse has played a significant role in Scotland’s rich history. Beforehand, savour a Michelin-starred lunch fit for royalty in the equally historic Port Leith, at Restaurant Martin Wishart.

What's Included?

  • Six-course tasting menu lunch for up to 12 people at Michelin-starred Restaurant Martin Wishart
  • Luxury chauffeured transport between the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Restaurant Martin Wishart
  • Private two hour tour with an expert guide at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for up to 12 people
  • Commemorative guidebook and glass of champagne each to end the tour

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Twice named “Scottish Restaurant of the Year” by the Good Food Guide and voted 8th in the UK’s Best Restaurants by The Times, Restaurant Martin Wishart is a beautifully elegant restaurant set in the equally picturesque dockside of Port Leith. The restaurant opened to rapturous applause in 1999 and has held a Michelin star since 2001.

Chef Wishart honed his skills working alongside world famous celebrity chefs including Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White and has been hailed for his services to Scottish fine dining, earning the title of AA Chef’s Chef of the Year Award for 2010-2011. At his eponymous restaurant, Chef Wishart serves French-inspired cuisine that uses the finest of seasonal Scottish produce.

The tasting menu comprises six courses of traditional and modern dishes, each unique in flavour and texture. To start, enjoy a glass of Gosset Brut Excellence Champagne, before savouring the seasonally-changing menu, featuring dishes such as Roast Breast & Pastilla of Goosnargh Duck, red cabbage, beetroot, Macadamia and redcurrant. A vegetarian tasting menu is also available. To end the meal, you’ll be presented with a copy of the menu at the end of your meal, signed by Martin himself, exclusive to you as TRULY guests.

Leaving Restaurant Martin Wishart, your personal chauffeur will transport you in luxury to the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a private, after-hours evening tour.

Built in 1128, the baroque Palace of Holyroodhouse was most famously home to Mary, Queen of Scots, and boasts much of the original furnishings, portraits and ornaments of that most turbulent of eras. The Scottish home of the Royal Family sits prettily at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, in the shadow of the epic Arthur’s Seat, and is the country’s only working palace.

Led by an expert guide, the tour reveals Holyrood’s rich history, while providing a fascinating insight into the behind-the-scenes work of the Royal Household.

Go behind-the-ropes of several of the Palace’s beautiful rooms and through both the State and Historic Apartments. Highlights include Mary, Queen of Scots’ Apartment, one of the finest 17th-century plasterwork ceilings in existence and an abundance of impressive Royal Collection artworks.

Your group will also gain access to parts of the Palace not open to the public, such as the West Drawing Room, which is used as a private sitting room by members of the Royal Family during Royal Week. To end the tour, your group will enjoy a glass of champagne and will be given a specially made guidebook to commemorate the visit.

Description

Twice named “Scottish Restaurant of the Year” by the Good Food Guide and voted 8th in the UK’s Best Restaurants by The Times, Restaurant Martin Wishart is a beautifully elegant restaurant set in the equally picturesque dockside of Port Leith. The restaurant opened to rapturous applause in 1999 and has held a Michelin star since 2001.

Chef Wishart honed his skills working alongside world famous celebrity chefs including Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White and has been hailed for his services to Scottish fine dining, earning the title of AA Chef’s Chef of the Year Award for 2010-2011. At his eponymous restaurant, Chef Wishart serves French-inspired cuisine that uses the finest of seasonal Scottish produce.

The tasting menu comprises six courses of traditional and modern dishes, each unique in flavour and texture. To start, enjoy a glass of Gosset Brut Excellence Champagne, before savouring the seasonally-changing menu, featuring dishes such as Roast Breast & Pastilla of Goosnargh Duck, red cabbage, beetroot, Macadamia and redcurrant. A vegetarian tasting menu is also available. To end the meal, you’ll be presented with a copy of the menu at the end of your meal, signed by Martin himself, exclusive to you as TRULY guests.

Leaving Restaurant Martin Wishart, your personal chauffeur will transport you in luxury to the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a private, after-hours evening tour.

Built in 1128, the baroque Palace of Holyroodhouse was most famously home to Mary, Queen of Scots, and boasts much of the original furnishings, portraits and ornaments of that most turbulent of eras. The Scottish home of the Royal Family sits prettily at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, in the shadow of the epic Arthur’s Seat, and is the country’s only working palace.

Led by an expert guide, the tour reveals Holyrood’s rich history, while providing a fascinating insight into the behind-the-scenes work of the Royal Household.

Go behind-the-ropes of several of the Palace’s beautiful rooms and through both the State and Historic Apartments. Highlights include Mary, Queen of Scots’ Apartment, one of the finest 17th-century plasterwork ceilings in existence and an abundance of impressive Royal Collection artworks.

Your group will also gain access to parts of the Palace not open to the public, such as the West Drawing Room, which is used as a private sitting room by members of the Royal Family during Royal Week. To end the tour, your group will enjoy a glass of champagne and will be given a specially made guidebook to commemorate the visit.

Sample Menu (Changes Seasonally):

  • Amuse bouche
  • Wye Valley green asparagus with Ewan Donaldson's smoked Orkney ham, parmesan and bone marrow
  • Grilled Orkney scallop with puy lentils & chopped braised pig's trotter
  • Ceviche of halibut with mango and passion fruit
  • Flammkuchen tart and crispy ox tongue with vivaldi potato, caramelized onion and truffle sauce
  • Roast petit shoulder of beef with croustillant of braised oxtail, morels, grelot onions, Bordelaise sauce
  • Valrhona caramelia chocolate cremeux with passion fruit sorbet, caramelized hazelnuts and mango

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Private Evening Tour is available daily April to October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm and November to March, 6pm to 8pm.

Restaurant Martin Wishart is open for lunch Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 2pm and Saturday 12pm to 1.30pm.

Lunch at Restaurant Martin Wishart is inclusive of the six-course tasting menu and a glass of champagne for each person. Further beverages and any other extras are not included, and can simply be paid for on-site.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included; this is left to your discretion on the day. For groups of 10 or more, service charge (10%) is not included; this is left to your discretion on the day.

The tasting menu at Restaurant Martin Wishart is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. A vegetarian tasting menu is available.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Sample Menu (Changes Seasonally):

  • Amuse bouche
  • Wye Valley green asparagus with Ewan Donaldson's smoked Orkney ham, parmesan and bone marrow
  • Grilled Orkney scallop with puy lentils & chopped braised pig's trotter
  • Ceviche of halibut with mango and passion fruit
  • Flammkuchen tart and crispy ox tongue with vivaldi potato, caramelized onion and truffle sauce
  • Roast petit shoulder of beef with croustillant of braised oxtail, morels, grelot onions, Bordelaise sauce
  • Valrhona caramelia chocolate cremeux with passion fruit sorbet, caramelized hazelnuts and mango

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Private Evening Tour is available daily April to October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm and November to March, 6pm to 8pm.

Restaurant Martin Wishart is open for lunch Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 2pm and Saturday 12pm to 1.30pm.

Lunch at Restaurant Martin Wishart is inclusive of the six-course tasting menu and a glass of champagne for each person. Further beverages and any other extras are not included, and can simply be paid for on-site.

Service charge (12.5%) is not included; this is left to your discretion on the day. For groups of 10 or more, service charge (10%) is not included; this is left to your discretion on the day.

The tasting menu at Restaurant Martin Wishart is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. A vegetarian tasting menu is available.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 4 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

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Location

54 Shore, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RA

Edinburgh EH8 8DX

Restaurant Martin Wishart 54 Shore, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RA

Palace of Holyrood Edinburgh EH8 8DX

Allow 15-20 minutes for travel between venues by luxury chauffeured transport

The Royal Mile: Private Tour of the palace of Holyroodhouse with Michelin Star Lunch for up to 12

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