The Stables Kitchen at Hopetoun House has designed the ultimate chocolate tea for adults to celebrate the end of Lent this Easter weekend, when it opens its doors on Good Friday.

The Stables Kitchen wanted to create a memorable chocolate experience that would reward adults who have given up chocolate for the past 40 days. (It’s not all about the children!) The new Chocolate Cream Tea starts with a warming cup of hot chocolate and is accompanied by a chocolate scone with cream and jam, followed by three treats featuring white, milk and dark chocolate, which is guaranteed to tantalise any chocoholics taste buds.

Commenting on the new cream tea, Siobhan Leith, Head of Marketing at Heritage Portfolio, catering partner at Hopetoun House, said:“Adults are probably more guilty of having a sweet tooth than children and if you are a true chocoholic and have managed to survive 40 days of cocoa abstinence then we really believe you are deserving of the best Chocolate Cream Tea.

“Our Chef Alison and her team rose to the challenge to create a gourmet delight for all chocolate lovers. So, if you’re looking to escape the hustle of the city come to the Stables Kitchen at Hopetoun House and enjoy this divine treat, followed by a walk in the grounds if you feel the need to balance your indulgence with some exercise.”

Located on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Hopetoun House is a 6,500 acre estate that has been the ancestral home of the Hope family for over 300 years. The Stables Kitchen, a clever and sensitive restoration of the 18th Century Adam Stables has been transformed into a traditional eatery, offering home cooked and freshly prepared food each day that showcases the best of Scotland’s produce.

The Stables Kitchen is run by catering partners, Heritage Portfolio, offering visitors a selection of fresh sandwiches, homemade soup, salads and a wide selection of cakes and bakes available between Friday 19th April and Sunday 29thSeptember 2019.

The Chocolate Cream Tea costs £8.50 per person and will be available from the Stables Kitchen until the end of May. Parking is free at Hopetoun House and optional tickets to access the grounds cost £4.75 for adults and £2.95 for children per day.