Queen of Scots: Tour the Palace of Holyroodhouse with Michelin Star Dining for Two

Queen of Scots: Tour the Palace of Holyroodhouse with Michelin Star Dining for Two

Edinburgh, Scotland

£430

“Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in her short reign” Visit Scotland

Why we love it

Explore Royal Scotland at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The Palace has an unparalleled Royal Collection of magnificent tapestries. Following a tour of the grounds, dine like modern day royalty in Port Leith with a Michelin-starred tasting menu on the harbour at Restaurant Martin Wishart.

What's Included?

  • Tour the historic Palace of Holyroodhouse, and savour Michelin starred dining for two
  • Enjoy a guided tour the palace gardens for 30-minutes, a two-hour audio tour of the Palace, and tea service with English teas, coffees and pastries
  • After your tour, head to Restaurant Martin Wishart for a six-course tasting menu
  • Luxury chauffeured transport between the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Restaurant Martin Wishart will be provided

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  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty The Queen, stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile against the backdrop of Arthur’s Seat. This fine baroque palace is closely associated with Scotland’s rich history, and is the country’s only working palace.

A tour of the Palace grounds showcases Scottish history from the 14th century to the present day, brought to life with the aid of an expert audio guide – available in nine different languages. Discover the ancient menagerie, 14 magnificent historic State Apartments and the romantic ruins of the 12th century Holyrood Abbey, as well as the Palace gardens where the Queen hosts her annual Garden Party. The tour concludes with a relaxing tea service in the Café at the Palace, with a quintessentially British selection of English teas, coffees and pastries.

Leaving Holyroodhouse, your personal chauffeur will transport you in luxury to Restaurant Martin Wishart to enjoy a six-course tasting menu. Set on the banks of the dockside, Restaurant Martin Wishart is one of Britain’s most celebrated restaurants, twice being named “Scottish Restaurant of the Year” by The Good Food Guide. The restaurant also has four AA rosettes to its name and has retained its Michelin star every year since being awarded the accolade in 2001.

Martin himself is a highly decorated chef and respected by many for his contributions to Scottish fine dining. Earlier in his career he worked with chefs including Marco Pierre White, Nick Nairn and Albert Roux.

You’ll be welcomed with a glass of Gosset Brut Excellence Champagne, before enjoying Chef Wishart’s French-inspired dishes, made from locally-sourced, sustainable Scottish ingredients. The seasonally-changing menu has in the past included Braised Pig’s Trotter, and Shetland Monkfish. A vegetarian tasting menu is also available. As a TRULY guest, you’ll take home a copy of the menu signed by the Chef.

Description

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty The Queen, stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile against the backdrop of Arthur’s Seat. This fine baroque palace is closely associated with Scotland’s rich history, and is the country’s only working palace.

A tour of the Palace grounds showcases Scottish history from the 14th century to the present day, brought to life with the aid of an expert audio guide – available in nine different languages. Discover the ancient menagerie, 14 magnificent historic State Apartments and the romantic ruins of the 12th century Holyrood Abbey, as well as the Palace gardens where the Queen hosts her annual Garden Party. The tour concludes with a relaxing tea service in the Café at the Palace, with a quintessentially British selection of English teas, coffees and pastries.

Leaving Holyroodhouse, your personal chauffeur will transport you in luxury to Restaurant Martin Wishart to enjoy a six-course tasting menu. Set on the banks of the dockside, Restaurant Martin Wishart is one of Britain’s most celebrated restaurants, twice being named “Scottish Restaurant of the Year” by The Good Food Guide. The restaurant also has four AA rosettes to its name and has retained its Michelin star every year since being awarded the accolade in 2001.

Martin himself is a highly decorated chef and respected by many for his contributions to Scottish fine dining. Earlier in his career he worked with chefs including Marco Pierre White, Nick Nairn and Albert Roux.

You’ll be welcomed with a glass of Gosset Brut Excellence Champagne, before enjoying Chef Wishart’s French-inspired dishes, made from locally-sourced, sustainable Scottish ingredients. The seasonally-changing menu has in the past included Braised Pig’s Trotter, and Shetland Monkfish. A vegetarian tasting menu is also available. As a TRULY guest, you’ll take home a copy of the menu signed by the Chef.

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 and Garden History Tour is available daily from 1 May to 30 September 2016, 10am to 3pm.

Tours of the Palace of Holyroodhouse last approximately two and a half hours; 30 minutes for the Garden History Tour and two hours for the Palace tour and refreshments.

Restaurant Martin Wishart is open for lunch Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 2pm and Saturday 12pm to 1.30pm, and for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 7pm to 10pm.

Dinner at Restaurant Martin Wishart is inclusive of the six-course tasting menu and a glass of champagne for two people. 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.

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.

Note that at least 48 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

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 and Garden History Tour is available daily from 1 May to 30 September 2016, 10am to 3pm.

Tours of the Palace of Holyroodhouse last approximately two and a half hours; 30 minutes for the Garden History Tour and two hours for the Palace tour and refreshments.

Restaurant Martin Wishart is open for lunch Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 2pm and Saturday 12pm to 1.30pm, and for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 7pm to 10pm.

Dinner at Restaurant Martin Wishart is inclusive of the six-course tasting menu and a glass of champagne for two people. 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.

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.

Note that at least 48 hours' notice is required for any cancellations or amendments to bookings.

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

Edinburgh EH8 8DX

54 Shore, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RA

Palace of Holyrood Edinburgh EH8 8DX

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

Queen of Scots: Tour the Palace of Holyroodhouse with Michelin Star Dining for Two

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