Top 5 chocolate experiences in Edinburgh

Edinburgh + chocolate = a great day out in the capital

Published 3rd May 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

If you love chocolate and want to make the most of the capital, then take a look at these top five sweet treats available to enjoy as part of a day trip to Edinburgh.

Whisky and chocolate tasting

(The Whiski Rooms, 4 – 7 North Bank Street EH1 2LP)

The Whiski Rooms is well known for its excellent range of whiskies and when it comes to tastings they have a fun array of dramming, food matching and educational experiences.

Lovers of chocolate and whisky will enjoy their paired tasting, priced from £30 per person.

If that still doesn't satisfy your sweet tooth, there's lunch and dinner menus that offers a range of delicious desserts.

The Chocolate Lounge

(Harvey Nichols 4th Floor, 30-34 St Andrew Square EH2 2AD)

Picture: Harvey Nichols Chocolate Lounge

Treat yourself to an afternoon of indulgence at Harvey Nichol's Chocolate Lounge.

Serving a range of sweet treats, cakes, ice cream and chocolate themed drinks, diners can also enjoy a glass or two of Champagne or a luxury frozen smoothie.

Chocolate Heaven cookery class

(Edinburgh New Town Cookery School, 7 Queen Street, EH2 1JE)

Combine a love of chocolate with new-found cookery skills and recipes at Edinburgh's New Town Cookery School.

The one-day course will show attendees how to make different puddings, desserts and treats whilst learning more about meringues, pastry and souffles.

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The team will give advice on what chocolate to choose when cooking and how to avoid any disasters!

Plus you can take home what you have made on the day, which could include treats such as a double chocolate and raspberry meringue roulade, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate macaroons.


Tasting evening

(Coco Chocolatiers, 20 Reaburn Place EH4 1HN)

Picture: Coco Chocolatiers Facebook

If you want to find out more about chocolate then this tasting evening at Coco Chocolatiers is perfect.

During the chocolate connoisseur event, you can find out more about the process of making chocolate, taste some cocoa nibs and cocoa butter in its pure state, discover what chocolate tempering is and how it is achieved, what to look for in a superior chocolate bar and finally, taste some of the final product alongside a selection of paired liquors.

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This hour long workshop is available to book online at £18 per person, and will be held in Coco Chocolatier's Stockbridge store.


Chocolate calzone desserts

(Civerinos Slice, 49 Forrest Rd EH1 2QP )

Picture: Calzone dessert, supplied

If you want to enjoy a dessert with a difference, then head over to Civerinoss Slice – the newest venue from the award-winning Italian Street food restaurant collection in Edinburgh.

Civerinos calzone desserts come with a range of chocolate fillings from favourite chococlate bars such as Toblerone, Wispa and Mint Aero.

Ideal to share with friends, the chocolate calzones come with a pot of vanilla cream.

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Civerinos also serve Italian Zeppole hot doughnuts – a traditional Italian dessert served with cinnamon sugar and nutella.


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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