From ice cream to cocktails and changed names - how Swifties can celebrate Taylor Swift in Edinburgh

The global superstar is in the capital for her sold out, three night show at Murrayfield, and some food and drink businesses have gone the extra mile to celebrate.

Published 7th Jun 2024
Updated 10 th Jun 2024

Taylor Swift will be playing three huge sold out shows at Murrayfield in Edinburgh on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June. 

Fans are understandably excited, as the Eras tour rolls into the Capital. To celebrate this, many food and drink businesses (and a radio station) have gotten into the Swift fever mood and created one off drinks, food and even changed their name to honour the star.

Here we take a look at ways in which Swifties can toast Taylor in Edinburgh this weekend.

Edinburgh restaurant name change 

A Scottish restaurant has been renamed in honour of Taylor Swift ahead of the US singer’s highly anticipated triple run of concerts at Murrayfield Stadium. 

Popular Mexican street food eatery Topolabamba, on Edinburgh’s Lothian Road will become 'Taylolabamba', and has launched a new menu just in time to welcome Miss Americana to the Scottish Capital – as well as a dazzling new sign.  

Money off pints 

Vault City are offering a 22% off deal at the Wee Vault (Haymarket tap room) for Swifties with tickets to any of the concerts over the weekend.

Taylor Swift cocktails

A popular Glasgow cocktail bar has unveiled a ‘Gorgeous’ new cocktail menu in celebration of Taylor Swift’s arrival in Scotland this weekend. 

Thousands of Swifties will be making the trip to Edinburgh from Glasgow for the sell-out Murrayfield shows, and The Citizen Bar in Glasgow city centre has debuted a range of limited edition Taylor Swift-themed cocktails.

Until 9 June, Scots Swifties can enjoy the concoctions - which have been created in partnership with Absolute vodka - inspired by her hit songs, with each drink accompanied by an Eras Tour friendship bracelet until stocks last.

The Taylor Swift menu includes Champagne Problems, a summery drink featuring Malfi Arancia, orange juice, Chimere and garnished with an orange twist.

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Fortnight is set to wake fans up from their Wildest Dreams, with espresso, Tia Maria, white chocolate Mozart, Absolut vodka and chocolate powder. 

 Concert-goers can say ‘yes’ to Love Story, a shaken mango and passion fruit delight made with Gabriel Bouldier Mango Liqueur, Mango Absolut Vodka, lemon juice, egg white, and passion fruit and mango puree. 

Taylor Swift ice cream

Equi’s Ice Cream have unveiled a limited edition Swiftie Swirl flavour, to celebrate one of the biggest pop concerts Edinburgh has seen.

The sweet treat is a swirl of pink bubble gum and creamy white chocolate, named the Swiftie Swirl, which will be served with extra sparkle with a spray of edible glitter in true Tay Tay style.

An entire Taylor Swift menu

Duck & Waffle in the St James Quarter in Edinburgh have unveiled a series of Taylor Swift-inspired specials which are available from 7-9 June.

These include a lavender haze cocktail, shake it off mocktail and a wonderland waffle.

The Duck & Waffle terrace will also be playing Taylor Swift anthems all weekend.

Loch Tay Tay

Heart Scotland radio presenter Danni Menzies unveiling the new renamed road sign for Loch Tay to Loch Tay Tay on the Morenish Estate, by, Loch Tay, Killin. Picture: PinPep

Heart Scotland radio station have officially renamed Loch Tay ‘Loch Tay Tay’ in honour of international superstar Taylor Swift. 

Loch Tay, located in Perthshire was renamed by Heart Scotland to celebrate the highly anticipated and sold-out UK leg of The Eras world tour which begins in Edinburgh on Friday 7 June.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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