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Food Budget for our trip to Scotland

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1. Posted by k.d (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 8 Nov '09 17:10

Me and my husband are planning a trip to Scotland for 10 days, and we are just wondering how much money to put away for food?
For the both of us i would say $100.00 canadian dollars per day. My husband says more.

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator, 1043 posts) 8 Nov '09 19:05

Are you intending on cooking yourself or eating out?

3. Posted by Sunbaked (Budding Member, 10 posts) 9 Nov '09 00:12

If you plan to eat in restaurants, there's a wide choice of business lunch menus for about 10 dollars, which are real 15 with drink and tips. If you like indian food, then you won't have problems adapting to that budget. Next to the mosque in Edinburgh's city center there's a very popular open air restaurant packed with students and working people with copious amounts of well cooked food, and close to it the Kebab Mahal, also cheap and with very high standards. Local delicacies consisting of smoked fish, haggis, angus sausages and the like are readily available in many take aways, as well as international food of all kinds with quite a fierce competence resulting in cheap and good offers. Of course you can spend two fortunes too, but eating in Scotland is not necessary expensive. If i'd have a budget of 50 canadian dollars a day for food i'd be fatter than Pavarotti.

[ Edit: Edited on 09-Nov-2009, at 00:13 by Sunbaked ]

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru, 2026 posts) 9 Nov '09 11:36

100 CAD = about 60 quid at the moment, so £30 each. That's enough for a cheap breakfast, a snack or takeaway lunch, and a reasonable eat-in evening meal (think pub food/indian/thai/pizza). If you want fine dining you'll need to put aside a bit extra.

5. Posted by Rena13 (Full Member, 24 posts) 9 Nov '09 20:09

Something to consider - what type of accommodation are you staying in? Is breakfast included? This can really cut down on food spending. My partner and I stayed mostly in B & B's when we recently travelled around Scotland etc. Breakfast was included, so we were able to have a filling breakfast, a simple lunch of a sandwich and drink and then afford to go to a restaurant for dinner. And to keep within our budget!