Chocolate Treats for Valentine's Day
Edinburgh is one of the most romantic cities in the world, with the UNESCO World Heritage city’s picture-perfect historical buildings, charming lamp-lit cobbled streets and beautiful far-reaching views. Surprise and delight the chocoholic in your life with our top ideas for a Valentine’s Day indulgent chocolate treat.
Chocolate Factory Tour
Step into Willy Wonka’s shoes for the day on The Chocolatarium’s guided chocolate tour. Visitors can enjoy the stroll along Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, at the heart of the capital’s Old Town, from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and then stop off to see first-hand how chocolate is made, create their own chocolate bar to take home, or discover more about the world of chocolate by signing up to a truffle-making masterclass.
Chocolate Café in the New Town
Chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate to satisfy those cocoa cravings, covers the menu at Coro Chocolate Café. An incredible selection of sweet offerings including waffles, fondue, crêpes, pancakes, cakes, ice creams and of course gorgeous hot chocolates can all be enjoyed.
Chocolate Fudge Cake from Britannia’s Royal Deck Tea Room
Truly a chocoholic’s dream on a plate, Britannia’s own Royal Deck Tea Room serves up one of the best chocolate cakes in town. Visitors can enjoy the stunning views across the Firth of Forth while choosing from a fantastic selection of soups, scones, sandwiches, cakes and scones, all made on board in our Royal Galley. The Royal Deck Tea Room can be visited when purchasing a tour ticket to The Royal Yacht Britannia.
A Hot Chocolate Float from Mary’s Milk Bar
With romantic views over Edinburgh Castle, Mary's cosy ice cream bar offers fresh ice cream made daily by the Bologna-trained gelato expert herself. Formerly a chocolatier, she trained at the Carpigiani Gelato University. Flavours change daily and incredibly inspired combinations can include "tea & biscuits", "chestnut", "coffee and drunk prune" and "fried banana in butter." In the cold weather, a hot chocolate float is just the ticket to share with the one you love.