Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier

Grandtully, Pitlochry PH9 0PL

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Book a table below and, if you wish, then add any Chocolate Tastings to the table booking. •••••••••••• 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 an 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 gift 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 high quality restaurants 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.

Reservations


  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 | 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,

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

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

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 25, 2020
Christian N.

Auf jeden Fall einen Besuch Wert. So viel gebe ich zwar sonst nicht für Schokolade und Parlinen aus, es hat sich aber auf jeden Fall gelohnt. Nette Bedienung, tolles Ambiente. Bestimmt wieder ein Zwischenstop auf unserer nächsten Schottlandreise.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2020
Alexander C.

Everything was excellent and we will return.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 1/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 24, 2020
Fiona F.

The set deals eg "tall, dark & handsome selection excellent quality and value. £4.45 for coffee and a chocolate a bit expensive. Also, some other cakes which are not chocolate did not meet the expected standard regarding taste. Overall a very enjoyable experience at the chocolate lounge enjoyed by my family.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2020
Julie I.

Lovely place to visit and the drinks and cakes were lovely. It would be good if there were somemore savoury foods available.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 20, 2020
Shirley K.

This is the second time I have visited and it was just as amazing. Thank you!


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2020
Sinead C.

Lovely venue, beautifully decorated; friendly helpful staff. Delicious chocolate.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 18, 2020
Hazel B.

Brilliant!!! What an experience .... chocolate for breakfast!!


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2020
Jane M.

Friendly responsive staff. The indoor cafe was elegant and comfortable. The chocolates were special. It was awo fearful treat.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 09, 2020
Fiona C.

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and took the audio tour. Chocolates and ruffles amazing and staff were lovely.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 09, 2020
David P.

Perfect as usual


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Sep 06, 2020
Steve M.

Excellent service and the chocolates were superb


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Sep 04, 2020
Olivia C.

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The staff were very friendly and polite and the food/drinks were outstanding. Only issue was that it was very difficult to get parked but I think it was just generally pretty busy! Will be returning soon.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2020
Melanie E.

Wonderful chocolate and drinks in very pretty setting.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2020
Layla S.

Staff were so friendly and polite, couldnt have asked for better service. Will be back next time were in the area, wish i lived closer.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 27, 2020
Susan A.

Fantastic experience fabulous chocolate


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2020
Lynn T.

Felt very welcome during these strange times ... Wonderful to sit outside in such beautiful surroundings.. However parking was an issue especially as a number of people seemed to park and not be visiting your establishment..


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2020
Elizabeth R.

Very well organised and excellent service. The chocolate was superb so the whole experience was excellent. Thank you Elizabeth and Kenneth


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 18, 2020
Yasmin R.

Perhaps reduce the price of handmade chocolates i.e 4 pieces for £11.00 which was steep. They were beautiful though :-)


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2020
Alvin P.

The chocolates were amazing in terms of flavour and texture. I highly recommend having the tasting and then trying the range.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2020
Laura W.

Really enjoyed our visit to Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier. We went before lunch, which was a mistake on our part - would have been better to go after lunch - due to the fact that there was so much choice on the menu! We went for the Tall Dark and Handsome which was a homemade GF brownie with ganache, a drink and a truffle. My sister in law also had a raspberry white hot chocolate. It was amazing! To top off the wonderful food, the staff were courteous, attentive and accommodated us even though we forgot to mention on the booking we had 2 dogs. Really friendly and knowledgeable with excellent service. Went to the shop afterwards and spent a fortune as they had such a wonderful array of local items. Very much recommend to people visiting the area


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 13, 2020
Linda S.

Chocolate Paradise as always, and delightful service.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2020
Julie E.

Lovely experience, met at the door socially distancing protocols explained, the chocolate tasting experience was very informative and the chocolates were delicious, would highly recommend


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2020
Maureen G.

Our visit for morning coffee and subsequent visit to the shop was a perfect way for one of our party to start 30th birthday celebrations. Our server was professional, very approachable and pleasant. He was very well presented as were all the staff, so a credit to the company. The decor, both inside and outside, presented a welcoming appearance that was obviously organised with great care and attention to the small things that displayed pride in the company. Thank you. We hope to plan a return visit later in the year.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2020
Rory S.

Excellent service and tasty food. Thank you.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2020
Andrew D.

Brilliant. I’m sure you could charge less or nothing for face masks (as in cheap emergency ones for walk in customer).


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2020
Sarah M.

Everything was beautiful! Loved the variety of choice on the menu, staff all very kind and helpful and the garden was gorgeous! Definitely would come back


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2020
Elizabeth L.

A wonderful time!


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2020
May B.

I loved everything about this place, the staff were very pleasant friendly and helpful, the decorations were simple and beautiful, the place had a very relaxing atmosphere to it which made one feel very welcomed and of course the cakes and chocolates were out of this world. I would certainly recommend going there to everyone.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2020
Emma S.

Tasty chocolate treats for a good price.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 05, 2020
David C.

A well loved experience. Can't fault the service, loved the decor and a great selection in the choc/gift shop.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 04, 2020
Dorothy G.

Lovely scones and thick hot chocolate and excellent Covid measures in place.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2020
Nick J.

Absolutely amazing experience, dark chocolate layered cake was great and complimented with a white got chocolate. Glad you were open for our yearly trip


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2020
Victoria B.

The service was excellent. I had a beautifully flavoured Earl Grey tea, paired with a lemongrass chocolate. The children are already asking to go back.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2020
Carol M.

Excellent visit as always. Issued with loyalty card for next visit.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2020
Lorna T.

We love coming here. The staff are amazing. Food is good only thing would be if the scones were slightly warm. Coffee is lovely, thick hot chocolate is delicious and the toffee apple cake is gorgeous


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Anna T.

The thick hot chocolate was excellent as always. The pralines as well. The pla e was clean and safe. Thanks


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 01, 2020
Lyndsay T.

Our overall experience at Highland Chocolatier was excellent, and we loved our visit. The chocolates were delicious, and the whole tour was well organised, safe and informative. The gift shop too was so lovely, and we ended up buying some extra bits to remember our visit. The only downsides are as follows: When we sat down for the chocolate tasting, it felt like a door was left open and I suddenly got very cold with goosebumps. I had to put a cardigan on, but was still very chilly for the duration of the experience. Secondly, I think we expected a couple more chocolates in the tasting experience. We do understand that the chocolates are luxury items, and so are understandably priced as they are. But it might have been nicer to try even 1 or 2 more varieties in the chocolate tasting experience. These two factors though are minor issues and we still had a fantastic time. We would definitely recommend it to others, and would come back ourselves!


Overall: 9/10
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Sep 22, 2020
Christine R.

The chocolate was to die for and audio guide very entertaining. Staff was friendly and welcoming. The only small downside is that it was a hot day and some of the chocolate were very melted by the time it was time to taste them.


Overall: 9/10
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Sep 12, 2020
Susan R.

Lovely chocolates albeit expensive. Good audio tour with lots of information on chocolate and its manufacture and taste


Overall: 9/10
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Sep 10, 2020
Fiona W.

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit The Chocalatier. Interesting to hear about the story of how the chocolates are made and the tasting was great fun.


Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Sep 09, 2020
Katharine P.

We booked an outside covered table because we had dogs with us. The booking procedure was straight forward & worked very well & the outside space was really lovely & felt quite private. We weren’t inside so I can’t comment on it. The service was first class & our food and drinks very good both in quality & value. There were much more expensive choices on the menu but none of my party chose them so I can only score & comment on our choices. I would definitely go back making sure I had room to experience more chocolatey delights!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2020
Suzi B.

We thoroughly enjoyed our tasting experience (dark and fruits). The staff in the cafe were great; friendly and helpful. The staff in the shop were less so. On arrival, the welcome area appeared to be a little understaffed and the staff on duty a little rushed.


Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 26, 2020
Judith R.

Amazing chocolate! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will certainly return if we are in the area.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Aug 04, 2020
Alexandra K.

We had a very enjoyable time like always, slightly sad that so many of the fabulous cakes had run out but we will make sure we book an earlier booking next time! We thoroughly enjoyed our hot chocolates, rocky road and chocolate cake though! The cafe and shop had excellent social distancing in place. We will be back soon!


Overall: 9/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Andy H.

Very nice to be back , lovely food and very polite service


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 7/10
Sep 02, 2020
Heather C.

Chocolate delicious- both hot chocolate and chocolates. Expensive but enjoyable.


Overall: 8/10
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Aug 24, 2020
Stacie W.

Had a lovely time. Would have been better to have an option to skip the introduction before the taste testing as we had already listened to it all on the audio tour.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2020
Denise T.

Was tempted by the chocolate but a little expensive to buy


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 6/10
Aug 05, 2020
Marco W.

Very nice experience on a rainy day. Very good chocolate in a nice ambiance. Although very good chocolate the prices of a box were quite expensive.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2020
Alison A.

We had a lovely visit. It was your first day, so well done. We were sitting nearest the door outside and found the noise of the water feature got quite annoying after a while - its pretty loud. Several tables were uncleared but I guess on your first day open there might have been some staffing issues. The cakes were sublime. The shop is super, but although we loved the chocolates (we had 2 when we arrived) we didn't buy any to take away as they are too expensive.