Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier

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

Please book online for a table or for a Tasting Flight in the Chocolate Lounge. If you have trouble booking online, please phone us at 01887 840 775 and we will help you.
To book a table for more than 8 people, please book more than 1 table online or call to book instead.
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.

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 | 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,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 10, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Winter Season 10:00 - 16:00
Valid between: Jan. 9, 2023 - March 10, 2023
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Tuesday
Winter Season 10:00 - 16:00
Valid between: Jan. 9, 2023 - March 10, 2023
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Wednesday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Winter Season 10:00 - 16:00
Valid between: Jan. 9, 2023 - March 10, 2023
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Thursday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Winter Season 10:00 - 16:00
Valid between: Jan. 9, 2023 - March 10, 2023
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Friday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Winter Season 10:00 - 16:00
Valid between: Jan. 9, 2023 - March 10, 2023
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Saturday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Winter Hours 10:00 - 16:00
Valid between: Jan. 9, 2023 - March 10, 2023
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Sunday
All Day - Indoor 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Winter Season 10:00 - 16:00
Valid between: Jan. 9, 2023 - March 10, 2023
All Day - Outdoor Covered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
All Day - Outdoor Uncovered 10:00 - 17:00
Valid between: March 11, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, if you would like a guaranteed table. Walk-ins are welcome, but we may not have a table for you. If you only wish to visit the Chocolate Shop, Exhibition and Gift Shop, it is not necessary to book.
Private car parking at rear with 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 or in Lageonan Road car park (next left, 2 minute walk).
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. Please try a different time or call us to help.
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.
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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 as we need to allocate extra space. We do not have a "children's menu" however, there is a 10% discount on children's hot chocolates.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.82 out of 5 stars based on 1881 votes

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Jan 20, 2023
Gavin B.
An absolutely splendid way to enjoy a couple of hours. Those chocolates are amazing!

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Dec 31, 2022
David P.
Another great experience!

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Dec 31, 2022
Helen F.
I love visiting The Chocolate Lounge. It's always a wonderful experience...the hot chocolate is wonderful and the scones perfect. Staff are always very friendly and service great. Thank you.

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Nov 16, 2022
Amy D.
Lovely!

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Nov 08, 2022
Dominika B.
It was fantastic! All staff made it all the 'cherry on the cake' experience for myself and my friend, whose 50th b'day treat it was. Upon my request, they even wrote Happy birthday messages on a wee card on the table and were really flexible with her hot chocolate request. Would Certainly highly recommend it!

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Oct 30, 2022
Steve E.
Learnt a lot…now can’t buy any other chocolate!!!! How can someone create something so amazing to taste and experience? Thank you!

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Oct 29, 2022
Stephen S.
Really informative, and overall very surprising and pleasant experience

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Oct 21, 2022
Alison M.
Wonderful experience. Only complaint is all future hot chocolates, mochas and chocolates will pale so very much in comparison!!! Thank you.

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Oct 21, 2022
Patricia H.
We love coming here for sone chocolate delights. The drinks and scones and lovely and we always choose a few chocolates too. I think the addition of some sandwiches or soup to the menu would be great. We keep coming back as it’s a lovely experience.

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Oct 21, 2022
Andrea G.
Really enjoyed our visit. The chocolate tasting was very interesting and informative. Would highly recommend. Service was great.

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Oct 19, 2022
Brian G.
Booked a tasting flight for my wife & I on our anniversary and both of us delighted with the experience. Interesting audio guide, AMAZING chocolate, lovely tea & cake after. Got carried away in the shop on the way out. Terrific!

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Oct 17, 2022
Tracey C.
Had a wonderful experience. Amazing food, and brilliant staff.

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Oct 16, 2022
Kirsty N.
Staff were so friendly. We had a toddler in the group and the staff interacted with her rather than treated her like a nuisance. We agreed that aside from the amazing chocolate and cakes. The Highland Chocolatier is a place of happiness. Thanks for that.

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Oct 16, 2022
Magaret L.
Lovely time fab chocolate! Only improvement would be parking for motorhomes had to park a good bit away. However didnt take away from the overall experience & the walk after probably did us good after the chocolate consumed!

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Sep 25, 2022
Dorothy C.
Our second visit, we didn’t do the tasting this time but thoroughly enjoyed our coffee, chocolate and cakes. An lovely lady serving our table, she was excellent and had the right balance of chatty, helpful and she engaged well with our party. Although the gluten free brownie was delicious, I would like to see a selection of gluten free cakes as it’s often the decision making that is part of the enjoyment.

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Sep 25, 2022
Catherine C.
Very interesting and enjoyable. Easy to find.

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Sep 24, 2022
Julie B.
Absolutely perfect will highly recommend to anyone to visit

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Sep 18, 2022
Caroline H.
I love this place - the cafe is magical. The infused hot chocolate was delicious. Lovely scones too. Very good service.

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Sep 05, 2022
Georgina D.
Can’t improve on perfection

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Sep 04, 2022
Nik Z.
One of the many highlights of our stay in Scotland. I had the best white hot chocolate I've ever had, and the staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Ten out of ten!

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Sep 02, 2022
Allyson M.
Lovely afternoon treat. Staff were so welcoming. Chocolate delicious.

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Sep 01, 2022
Hawa D.
We absolutely love love LOVED the experience! As this was our holiday to Perthshire for a few days, we wanted to try new things so and this was our first booked activity. Would definitely recommend to anyone coming down for a short or long break.

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Aug 30, 2022
Irene S.
Gréât chocolate tasting and the thick hot chocolate with hint of chilli is sublime

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Aug 20, 2022
Anne W.
Amazing experience, delicious cake.

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Aug 20, 2022
Maureen H.
a complete treat staff excellent

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Aug 11, 2022
Ashley H.
I was in chocolate heaven! We ordered hot drinks, cake and individual choccies and it all tasted fantastic! The staff were lovely. I can’t wait to visit again

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Aug 10, 2022
Louise M.
We enjoyed our visit and would definitely come back again. The cafe was wonderful and staff friendly.

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Aug 10, 2022
Jennifer C.
Lovely, a beautiful little spot that was well worth diverting for :-)

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Aug 06, 2022
David S.
Was a very and informative tour into the world off chocolate and the talent skills and knowledge and patience it takes to improve tastes

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Aug 05, 2022
Lesley G.
Excellent food, drinks and service. Enjoyed our visit.

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Jul 31, 2022
Jackie C.
It was a very good experience. I learnt loads of new things about chocolate, taste palette and flavour combinations. I went on to spend too much in the gift shop! Lol! I shall be recommending this experience for a very long time. A special message to each and every member of staff who were very welcoming and accommodating.

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Jul 20, 2022
Dale H.
We enjoyed our time at the Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier location. The audio tour was very enjoyable and informative. The tasting well done and of course it was absolutely the best chocolate we have ever tasted.

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Jul 07, 2022
Helen H.
Wow, what an indulgent experience :-) had the best hot chocolate EVER, and the chocolate cake was to die for! The staff were friendly and accommodating, and loved the quirky chocolate lounge. My partner reported the coffee was excellent too - we will be back!!

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Jul 06, 2022
Lorna T.
This is one of my favourite places

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Jul 02, 2022
Anna B.
Very enjoyable. Chocolate was delicious! Service excellent.

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Jun 30, 2022
diane l.
Great fantastic could not fault it

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Jun 29, 2022
Louise M.
My partner and I came for the chocolate tasting. The staff were super friendly and the chocolates were delicious. We were a bit chocolated out so some other savoury food types would be good.

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Jun 18, 2022
Arlene G.
I loved everything about the Highland Chocolatier from the quirky interior to the delicious drinking chocolate and the truffles. The staff were so friendly and accommodating towards my disabled husband. A lovely experience and one I hope to repeat.

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Jun 10, 2022
Dick P.
It was gratis fun and I Nederland eat my chocolate like behoren.

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Jun 09, 2022
Janet G.
Loved finding out about the different beans and the process

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Jun 06, 2022
Maggie T.
Loved it. We picked the audio tour rather than just wandering around. It was very interesting. Had the chocolate tasting and it was excellent

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May 31, 2022
Stephen T.
We loved everything, it was such a relaxing, chilled, special atmosphere, The young man serving our table was lovely, so attentive and such a happy person, we will definitely be back soon

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May 28, 2022
Martin R.
Very, very friendly guys Thank you very much

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May 18, 2022
Janet R.
Brilliant Staff, really friendly and helpful

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May 18, 2022
Jane W.
Excellent experience. Wonderful staff.

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May 11, 2022
Larry A.
This is our third trip here from America. It’s the best chocolate we’ve had, and we have sampled chocolate all over Europe including Switzerland!

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May 10, 2022
Detlef S.
Always a lovely place again

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May 05, 2022
Stuart S.
Many thanks Brian and Sarah. We didn't order any food. We enjoyed having a really good table/atmosphere in which to have coffees and a meeting - many thanks! Stuart

Overall: 10/10
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May 03, 2022
Wayne K.
A unique experience and a great way to finish our weekend. I have never liked nuts in chocolate, not due to allergies but preference. The milk truffle praline was a delight and not something I expected to like to the flavour balance enabled me to enjoy. The passion fruit flavour was the standout for me though - highly recommend for future customers who enjoy fruit flavours.

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Apr 29, 2022
Allan L.
That place is awesome. The tasting experience and audio tour were fantastic. We had to take a big detour from our path to go there and it was worth it. This is a must-do if you are anywhere nearby.