Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier

Grandtully, Pitlochry PH9 0PL
$$ Desserts Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room Outdoor Seating

Book a table below and, if you wish, then add any Chocolate Tastings to the table booking. (50% OFF 4 NOV to 18 FEB).

Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier is an award-winning 4 Star Visitor Attraction devoted to the world of artisan gourmet chocolate. The Chocolate Lounge serves a menu of Iain's famous chocolates, delicious cakes, fresh coffees & loose leaf teas paired with chocolates, a large range of award-winning hot chocolates, as well as unique audio-guided Chocolate Tasting flights. The ideal venue for anyone wishing to immerse themselves in all things chocolate!

Iain Burnett is Scotland's most awarded Chocolatier and has received over 40 national and international awards including twice the Best Truffle in the World. His creations are made with exceptional fresh Scottish cream and rare island cocoa.

Purchase online or visit in person for the new audio-guided Chocolate Tasting Flights with insights into what it takes to become a Master Chocolatier, discover the origins and process of making gourmet chocolate and experience the flavours and textures of the famous Velvet Truffles.

Beside the exhibition and beautifully presented Chocolate Shop, there are also creative and elegant gifts and homewares.

In a beautiful setting by the River Tay, in the heart of Scotland, Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier is 5 minutes from the A9, just 70 minutes from Edinburgh or Glasgow. We are open all year, with private parking and disabled access.

On our doorstep are the Grandtully Hotel and Inn on the Tay, if you are looking for a savoury meal before or after visiting us. We are within minutes of Pitlochry and Aberfeldy Distillery tours, Landrover Highland Safaris, Loch Tay cruises, watersports, spectacular short walks, historical Scottish experiences, and shops.

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Reservations

Booking Notes:

50% OFF Audio Tastings 4 Nov - 18 Feb. Maximum table size is 8 people. Larger groups, please book more than 1 table.

Business Info

  • Address: Grandtully, Pitlochry PH9 0PL
  • Cross Street: between Aberfeldy & Pitlochry
  • Cuisine: Desserts |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Chocolatier
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Other |
  • Parking: Street | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | JCB | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01887840775
  • Features: Famous Chef, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi, Tea Service,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Friday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, if would like a guaranteed table, but you can walk-in the same day and we may have a table for you. If you only wish to visit the Chocolate Shop or Exhibition it is not necessary to book.
Private car parking at rear with 2 wheelchair-friendly spaces. The private car park cannot accommodate caravans and buses, but they are welcome to park on the main road in front of the shop.
There is easy wheelchair access from the car park into the building. A disabled toilet is located in the Chocolate Lounge on the same level as the car park. To reach the Chocolate and Gift Shops internally, there are 3 small steps for which a stair lift is provided and staff are trained to operate it. Ramps allow external access to the shops if a stair lift is not convenient. We would like to make your visit welcoming and stress-free, so please reach out and let us know what you need.
Certified Assistance dogs are permitted inside the Chocolate Lounge and Shop - staff will need to see a branded harness or other identification. Other dogs can be permitted inside only when kept permanently in a container enclosed on all sides (such as a travel crate). All well behaved and sociable dogs are welcome at the outdoor tables when kept on a lead. Water dishes and outdoor tap are available.
That means there are no available tables or Chocolate Tastings, but you may still visit the Chocolate Shop and Exhibition.
Your table may be limited to a specific number of chairs. You can always call us on 01887 840775, and we will try our best.
Tables may be cancelled by 10am on day of arrival using the link in your confirmation email, via the Table Agent website, or phone us on 01887 840775. If you have pre-booked a Chocolate Tasting, it is only refundable if cancelled more than 24 hours before the reservation time.
Arrivals more than 10 minutes late will be considered cancelled although we will try to offer an alternative if available. Please call us as soon as possible.
www.HighlandChocolatier.com/Menu
Yes, children are most welcome! Parents are responsible for supervising their children at all times. Please let us know if you need a highchair, or are bringing a pram and you must include these as 1 person in your booking to allow social distancing to be maintained. We do not have a "children's menu" however, there is a 10% discount on children's hot chocolates.
Signage and procedures for social distancing, a new reservation system and additional hygiene measures are in place for a wonderful, safe and enjoyable visit. Face coverings are required inside when not eating or drinking. You may bring your own headphones and personal device for the audio guided Chocolate Tastings or use ours which are sanitized after each use.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.79 out of 5 stars based on 1304 votes

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Nov 20, 2021
Patricia H.
Lovely place for a special treat of delicious chocolates. Beautiful scones and thick chocolate drink. The flight tastings are very interesting and worth experiencing to understand the chocolate process better.

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Nov 19, 2021
Sharon S.
Would definitely recommend doing the chocolate tasting. We both loved it. Great value for money. So glad we did both the dark/fruit and milk tasting. Would happily do it again.

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Nov 18, 2021
Laura K.
Absolute joy being in the chocolate lounge. Wonderful food and drink, lovely staff and beautifully decorated.

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Nov 11, 2021
Barbara R.
Excellent visit overall

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Oct 30, 2021
Andy W.
Apart from the sometimes awkward parking (it's very popular) this place is sublime. The place is spotlessly clean. The staff are very attentive and courteous and the chocolate is, well, exceptional...

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Oct 28, 2021
Carol A.
My sister is a Chocaholic and she just loved the whole experience. Thank you

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Oct 25, 2021
COLIN G.
Since we discovered this wonderful place in 2019 it is where we make for when we need uplifting and put a smile on our faces. We have taken friends who have been equally impressed by the quality and experience. A big thank you to Iain and his superb team.

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Oct 20, 2021
Deborah C.
Staff very very friendly and welcoming was lovely place and the tea room was so quirky like Alice in wonder land ! Chocolate was amazing lovely experience

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Oct 18, 2021
Susanne B.
Our guests were absolutely happy. Thanks. See you next season with more guests. Sincerely golfinscotland.de

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Oct 18, 2021
Nadia S.
Loved all the treats at the chocolate lounge and shop. All staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Oct 15, 2021
Elspeth M.
Can’t fault a thing. Cheese scone ( as you do in a chocolate emporium) was amazing. Remember to book if possible as it was very busy

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Oct 14, 2021
Kim T.
10/10 for me, our guests loved food too. Front of house, Mark?, and serving colleague are always very good and personable. Thankyou.

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Oct 09, 2021
Linda B.
Excellent as always and friendly staff

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Oct 08, 2021
Lucy I.
Thank you for a wonderful time. Beautiful gift shop and delicious cheese scones and chocolates. Only little thing would be that croissant was cold - would have been nicer toasted/heated. The whole experience was a total treat. Thank you!

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Oct 07, 2021
Catriona B.
I was wondering whether to score 1 because having sampled Ian’s chocolates I don’t think any others will do. It could get expensive. What a brilliant experience overall. Thank you for sharing your skill!!!!!

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Oct 05, 2021
David H.
Very enjoyable, informative Chocolate Tasting followed by lunch. Friendly, knowledgeable staff made it a good place to visit.

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Oct 05, 2021
James C.
On a rainy Scottish afternoon, the whole experience was like a ray of sunshine. Extremely informative on the sourcing of the basic ingredients as well as a detailed explanation on the making of the end products. Quality chocolate developed, crafted and honed to perfection. Amazing is the only word to describe them and we will definitely be back. Had to buy some with our coffees and of course to take back home.

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Oct 01, 2021
Paul C.
We would not change anything in the chocolate lounge but a bigger outdoor covered area, with maybe some warm lighting and possibly heating in winter, could be a welcome addition. In the gift shop it would be nice to see a larger selection of small gifts.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 27, 2021
Carol F.
It's quite pricy. We went for lunch and a morning or afternoon visit would have been better. There was only 1 savoury choice. If you like chocolate then you will be in heaven. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Sep 26, 2021
Jillian H.
Beautiful place, lovely staff and delicious drinks no chocolate

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Sep 25, 2021
Margo S.
When holidaying in the area we always visit the Highland Chocolatier for coffee and a piece of the wonderful chocolate baking. Our only disappointment was there was no Rocky road left. The service staff went out of their way to ensure my sister had a comfortable seat, as she needed a slightly higher one than that at the table we had. Looking forward to our next visit when back in the area.

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Sep 23, 2021
Lesley S.
I spent much longer than I expected, the surroundings and atmosphere were relaxing. The hot chocolate and truffles that I chose were wonderful. Service in the cafe and shop were both excellent. I'm looking forward to returning soon.

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Sep 22, 2021
Rhian L.
We absolutely loved our visit. My only thought is that we ordered the Tall dark handsome and I wish that the staff had said that there was not enough time to enjoy it as it was 4:30 and we had to be asked to leave as it was closing time. This meant that I felt very rushed and this definitely took away some of the enjoyment. Note to self to book this earlier in the day.

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Sep 20, 2021
Alastair T.
We had been recommended to try this place for a coffee stop by a friend when going north on holiday. Although it is a bit off the main A9, it was well worth the time taken for the visit. It was an unexpected pleasure to see the renovation of the building and the level of detail within the seated area. Service was first class throughout the visit and the quality of the coffee and food was very good, particularly the chocolate cake. Overall, great experience and good value for money and we will definitely go again sometime.

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Sep 19, 2021
Rene K.
wonderful, we come back

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Sep 19, 2021
Jim O.
Very good

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Sep 16, 2021
Alex S.
Fantastic experience as a whole and amazing chocolate!!! Just… go!

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Sep 15, 2021
Thilo S.
Es war wieder sehr schön :-) Wir kommen immer wieder gerne. Bis nächstes Jahr

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Sep 12, 2021
Molly R.
Wonderful service from both Iren and Mark. Really made my visit extra special.

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Sep 02, 2021
Malte F.
Very well presented and informative. Exceedingly good chocolate. But I guess you already knew that. We’ll be ordering online for sure

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Aug 28, 2021
Anne A.
Enjoyed the experience. Very friendly staff. Loved the ambiance. Nice shop with variety of goods and lovely chocolates. Well worth visiting. Plan to visit again.

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Aug 26, 2021
Darren B.
Fantastic little find. Very good set up. Chocolate from heaven. Staff were so friendly and accommodating.

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Aug 26, 2021
Robert B.
Excellent service and helpful friendly staff, food was excellent

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Aug 25, 2021
Calum W.
Fantastic

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Aug 12, 2021
Fiona M.
Such a great experience with lovely food and the most amazing decor in the chocolate lounge. Well worth a visit!

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Aug 12, 2021
James M.
Nice place to eat. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Very little savoury food on the menu which was a shame, though the croissant and scone were good.

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Aug 10, 2021
Judi F.
Chocolate heaven, fantastic experience. Would like to be able to buy brownies/ cakes to take away. Hot chocolate velvet ingredients to take home also would be wonderful!

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Aug 08, 2021
Angela R.
Fantastic tour, audio guide gave lots of information and the chocolates…..amazing!!

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Aug 08, 2021
cheryl m.
Mmmmmmmm ❤️

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Aug 05, 2021
James F.
Had previously booked and looking forward to scone with strawberry jam and cream and there were none left! Our very kind waiter suggested your new cinnamon cake, which was delicious, and never charged for it. Will be back for the scone ………

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Aug 05, 2021
Jamie L.
Great experience but a bit busy when trying to hear the tour. Fantastic chocolate

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Aug 04, 2021
Stella C.
A super treat!! Staff were lovely,and hot chocolate was devine. Loved the decor and attention to detail and the shop is fantastic. A simple savoury offering would be good, Maybe just a sharing board, could be meat or veggie served with some chilli chocolate bread? Just a thought!

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Aug 01, 2021
Nicola A.
We are keen chocolate eaters and have done tastings before but the velvet truffles are sublime! The audio guide on the exhibition before tasting was interesting, repeated a bit as intro to tasting but allowing time to taste and work out flavours before being given the answers worked well.

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Jul 26, 2021
Joan T.
Had a lovely experience, staff couldn`t do enough. Interesting finding out about coco and how it goes thru its process. Very wheelchair accessible, suck a pretty place, sunshine made it all the better. Highly recommended, thank you

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Jul 22, 2021
Elizabeth C.
A lovely thing to do. Very pleasant helpful staff. Coming back to day to buy chocolates.

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Jul 19, 2021
Karla C.
This is my favourite place whenever we are in the area we always stop by either for chocolates or to pick pre ordered brownies Staff are very friendly and welcoming the environment is lovely and the area is beautiful if i had to make a recommendation it would be to possibly have breakfast rolls on the menu for earlier bookings Looking forward to our next visit Crichton family Aberdeen

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Jul 14, 2021
Yvonne H.
We shared two chocolate tastings. Both were excellent. The audio guide was clear and helpful, but it would be nice to be able to skip the introduction if you've already heard it. Staff were most welcoming and friendly. The exhibition was well thought out and interesting.

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Jul 13, 2021
Satasha E.
We each had a chocolate tasting and both thought the information at the start, about the journey from origin to finished product, made the truffle tasting even more special, especially when we were picking out flavours that were coming through from the bean itself and not added by the Chocolatiers ~ we were able to then re~think over what we had learnt. A perfect way to spend the second date day in 4 years!

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Jul 09, 2021
Eleanor B.
A special experience. Lovely coffee shop with interesting informative displays about background of chocolate. Food excellent and beautifully served. Really friendly staff. Wonderful setting.

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Jul 06, 2021
Gain R.
Excellent Service as usual, Quality of the food was again as always Top Class.. Looking forward to visiting again soon. Highly recommend.