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The Chocolate Tree

#236 of 1,930 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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123 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
+44 131 228 3144
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10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Scottish craft chocolate makers specialising in hand crafted chocolates...
Scottish craft chocolate makers specialising in hand crafted chocolates, bean to bar chocolate, organic couverture chocolate bars, hot chocolate, French macarons and Italian gelato.
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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent hot chocolate menu, sweet treats and cosy seating!

Excellent variety on the hot chocolate menu - lots of flavours and types, which are all delicious. Also coffee, teapot tea, chocolates, cakes/desserts, french macarons, scoop ice cream etc. Small but cosy seating, great if you can get the window seat or the cosy corner seating through the back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
ShionaMac
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Scotland
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Scotland
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Excellent variety on the hot chocolate menu - lots of flavours and types, which are all delicious. Also coffee, teapot tea, chocolates, cakes/desserts, french macarons, scoop ice cream etc. Small but cosy seating, great if you can get the window seat or the cosy corner seating through the back.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Chocolate Tree has the best and fairtrade hot chocolate you have ever tried, even for the lactose intolerant (soya available). You can try the classic, but they also have the greatest variety of cocoa beans. Also a great place for tea lovers. They have a small shop with great edible gifts.

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Scotland
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Some of the best hot chocolate around. A little on the expensive side - but well worth it! you can buy hot chocolate to take home - very yummy too.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A small place with a handful of chairs (the back room is cosy , but was occupied unfortunately). It has a wide array of pure, organic chocolates. Their melt in the mouth macaroons are to die for! The display of ice creams was mouth watering. Also available is a huge list of chocolates that are waiting to be gift wrapped... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Before going any further, I should point out that this primarily an artisan chocolate shop, with only a handful of seats. However, if you are lucky enough to spot a free chair, especially in the delightful little room at the back, grab it and indulge yourself with a delicious hot chocolate or a gelato. we always find the staff cheerful,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I keep going there for the hot choc and ice cream and their hot choc always live up to my expectations. A must!

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Truro, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The chocolate tree is simply outstanding and will remain in my memories forever. This is partly because our daughter arranged a suprise meeting in their tiny little backroom with some friends but largely due to the outstanding service and to die for chocolate. The little backroom is absolutely devine, really tiny and very romantic. We had all sorts of delicacies... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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179 reviews 179 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you are a chocoholic, this place is for you. If you're not, go anyway but you might find some of the selections a bit intense for your taste! We went here for dessert after a meal at Papilio's up the street. I had a sea salted caramel tart that was literally to die for, and a "winter spice" hot... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a very popular little place we had to reserve a table and come back for a hot choc because there was no where to sit. Try the pistachio macaroons as they are the best (we tried them all). You can get different flavour hot chocolate and even request soya milk! A very lovely little place to stop. Definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

They serve good churros (highly quality) and delicious ice creams. Macaroons are quite nice too! Environment are quite okay! Heard the chocolate are very delicious but yet to try their chocolate drink! Look forward to visit again xx

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 3144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Description

Scottish craft chocolate makers specialising in hand crafted chocolates, bean to bar chocolate, organic couverture chocolate bars, hot chocolate, French macarons and Italian gelato.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?