Monday 11:00 -16:30
Tuesday 11:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:30
Thursday 11:00 - 16:30
Friday 11:00 - 16:30
Saturday 11:00 - 16:30
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Stables Kitchen @ Hopetoun House
The Stables Kitchen
One of the delights of Hopetoun is a visit to the Stables Kitchen, a clever and sensitive restoration of the 18th Century Adam Stables transformed into a comfortable and cosy eatery, complete with table service and a delicious contemporary menu. Only a few miles from Edinburgh, you can escape to another world and soak up the relaxed atmosphere within a spectacular setting.
Home Cooked and Freshly Prepared Menu
The ingredients we use in our cooking are important to us. Food provenance in the form of local, Scottish, good welfare and ethically traded ingredients is a key element to ensure we are providing fabulous food quality with minimal environmental impact and are supporting the local economy.
We love celebrating what Scotland has to offer, and our chefs prepare our menu using seasonally Scottish ingredients wherever possible. The eggs in our baking are Scottish free range and we’re proud to use Graham’s Family Diary milk, butter and cream throughout our menu. As well as this, our delicious Sunday roast dinners are a crowd-pleaser, using local produce and meat.
We do hope you enjoy your visit and agree that our menu reflects some of the best food Scotland has to offer. It is advised to book in advance to guarantee a table at your preferred time.
Traditional Afternoon Teas
For a special celebration, treat someone to a unique experience in style, and book a traditional full Scottish Afternoon Tea.
At Hopetoun House our Afternoon Tea is a gourmet delight offering filled sandwiches, homemade fruit scones with lashings of organic cream and Hopetoun strawberry jam, along with a fabulous assortment of freshly made savoury and sweet treats. Included is a pot of loose leaf organic, fair trade tea, speciality coffee or a rich Belgian hot chocolate.
We also have a wonderful selection of treats available on our children’s menu including our Afternoon Tea, specifically designed for small fingers.
Lovely setting, kind staff and good food
FABULOUS. COULDN'T RECOMMEND THE STABLES KITCHEN ENOUGH. HUGE ROOM IN LOVELY SURROUNDS. STAFF WERE LOVELY AND CHEF HERSELF COULDN'T BE NICER. ORDERED AFTERNOON TEA AND WOW WE WEREN'T DISAPPOINTED, CATERED FOR A MEMBER OF OUR GROUP WHO WAS GLUTEN FREE NO PROBLEM AND MY FRIEND SAID IT'S THE NICEST GLUTEN FREE CAKES AND SANDWICHES SHE'S EVER HAD. THE SANDWICHES AND CAKES WERE MORE THAN ENOUGH, TASTED JUST SUBLIME AND LOVED THE CUTEST CUP OF SOUP EVER, LOVELY TOUCH. GOOD SELECTION OF TEA. DIDN'T FEEL IN THE LEAST BIT RUSHED. WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK. 10 OUT OF 10.
The afternoon tea itself was lovely in a nice setting but due to a l;arge party at the same time as us and despite having a booking we had a 50 minute wait.
Lovely afternoon tea, service was fantastic. Defiantly be back
Lovely value for money afternoon tea. Catered for dietary requirements.
Beautifully presented food, lovely helpful staff and a wonderful end to our shopping trip. I would definitely book again and would recommend it to anyone considering booking for 2019.
We got served 40minutes after arrival, I had advised no fish so was served the bagel without the salmon no alternative filling, cakes all had nuts apart from the trifle, food was fresh and tasty. Thanks
It would have been really helpful to have signage and someone on hand to tell people where to go. We were not the only ones wandering around looking lost.
It was lovely if a wee bit expensive. Having said that one of our party was unable to make it due to illness and I was pleasantly surprised not to be charged for her. Also pleasantly surprised that those of us who didn't drink tea were provided with a soft drink included in the price. A lovely afternoon experience.
Afternoon tea was wonderful. The only thing that spoiled it was that screaming toddlers were allowed in. I don't think that toddlers should be allowed during the Xmas Fayre unless they are very well behaved. I am a grandmother and have nothing against children but this is not the time nor place for them.
Lovely experience. Well looked after by staff. Nice selection of food but perhaps too much emphasis on the sweet items? I would have preferred more savoury. Tables were lovely with a Christmas poinsettia, a tea light and crackers. Delightful occasion.
First time I had ever been to the Christmas fair and booked the afternoon tea as a surprise for my sister. We had a wonderful time! Food was excellent, staff were really lovely and friendly and quality was brilliant for the price. Will definitely book again for next year!
We attended for the Christmas Fair afternoon Teas. Staff were welcoming, friendly and very tentative. The afternoon tea was delicious and with a wide range of teas to choose from. Our dietary requirements were well catered for and no disappointments. An extremely enjoyable afternoon had by all and would highly recommend to friends.
Excellent afternoon tea and superb service. Thank you
The afternoon tea was lovely and my daughter who is coeliac was so pleased that what she was served looked just as good as the rest of ours which doesn’t happen often. Service was really good to, the waitress was very attentive and very pleasant.
Attended the Christmas Fair and booked for Afternoon Tea with Cava - simply a wonderful day! Highly recommend!
My friends and I absolutely love coming to the Stables Restaurant whether for afternoon tea or normal menu . Everything is so lovely in a really lovely environment. Staff so pleasant and helpful. Thanks to all . Hope to be back again soon. Jan Smith.
Lovely high tea and excellent service
Good chouce of food and home made pastries - service was excellent with friendly staff. Would certaink6 recommend
Great friendly service and the food was delicious. A huge amount of teas and coffees to choose from. Would definitely go back again
First time having afternoon tea at Hopetoun House and we will definitely be back! We were there to celebrate my mum's birthday and she was made to feel special by the lovely Kat from start to finish. Thank you all again, look forward to seeing you again soon. Nicole and Kathleen Allison
Outstanding customer service, the staff were all amazing and friendly. The food is excellent and I highly recommend the afternoon tea, it’s the best I have tasted in a long time. Thank you all so very much for making my friends birthday lunch so rememberable!
Very interesting place, rally getaway from the city. Highly recommend
The Stables Kitchen itself left me feeling quite cold against the wonderful surroundings of Hopetoun House. The staff were attentive but never felt like we had a dedicated server which would have enhanced our experience. I personally only liked the filings in one of the sandwich choice. Might have been good to have been asked beforehand if the choice to be served was suitable. We asked for fresh plates after the sandwiches but were only given one plate for the two of us so my husband had to spread scones on a plate with remnants of the sandwiches on it. Have experienced other afternoon teas before and this sadly did not compare as favourably.