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The Stables Kitchen @ Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, United Kingdom, EH30 9SL
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Opening Information

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

Facilities
  • 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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Good chouce of food and home made pastries - service was excellent with friendly staff. Would certaink6 recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Great friendly service and the food was delicious. A huge amount of teas and coffees to choose from. Would definitely go back again

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

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

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

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!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Very interesting place, rally getaway from the city. Highly recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Lovely afternoon tea at The Stables Kitchen. Will definitely return.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

The Yorkshire pudding wrap was wonderful. My husband had the steak and ale pie which was also amaxing

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Great selection of dishes to choose from and it's nice to see something different instead of just sandwiches. The squahsed avo was delicious as was the rarebit and scotch egg

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Have been a couple of times now for afternoon tea and still one of the best around.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 July 2018

A delicious afternoon tea and superb service. We'll be back. Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Last year, when visiting Blenheim Palace, we had a decidedly average lunch at extortionate prices. The Stables was far superior in service, price, quality & cleanliness - they should pay you a visit to see how it should be done! Great job and many thanks, especially to Juan, your lovely Spanish server!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 July 2018

Lovely tea, homemade scones, loaf, jams etc. We were well looked after. Good value for money, and in a beautiful setting.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Having arrived, we waited several minutes to be attended to and sat at our booked table, with the waitress saying she would return in a couple of minutes to tell us the specials and take our order. We watched as later diners were show to their tables, and another waitress eventually took an order from one of these tables. Eventually she came to ours where we complained about the lack of attention for some 15 minutes. Despite the time being only 12.45pm, they already had a shortage of food and drink items. When the food eventually arrived it was good, however the lack of sufficient staff, lack of interested staff and shortage of items means we will not be returning to this establishment, and cannot recommend it to anyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 July 2018

Make it known before ordering that roast dinners are on a sharing platter. I wouldn’t have ordered this had I known. However the quality of the food was very good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Received a gift voucher of afternoon tea for two. Decided to make an afternoon of it and also visited the house. This was my first visit despite living in Edinburgh.The house is great and well worth a visit. So are the afternoon teas. Lovely selection of savouries and sweet treats all served up by very friendly and courteous staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

I visited the Stables with my mother in law and son. The service was great, as was the atmosphere. I had the ploughman's lunch which cost £12. I was slightly shocked when it arrived because the portions were absolutely tiny, half a slice of ham (if that), a shaving of cheddar, the tiniest pile of salad with two squares of tomato.... It's a shame because for that price you expect some food to eat!!

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Visited On Thursday, 14 June 2018

Dirty cup when we arrived. Scones were the highlight. Service ok.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Service was very pleasant and helpful. Afternoon tea was excellent and very fresh.

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Visited On Monday, 04 June 2018

This is the second time I have taken afternoon tea here and I will not be doing it again. The quality has most definitely deteriorated and the cost is not justified (it was before). For example, the soup cup had dribbles dried on down the side and the wee salad sprigs decorating the sandwich plate was wilted and warm. The sweet tray was average at best, although the mousse was delicious. All in all, I wish we’d gone to a chain like Patisserie Valerie.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 June 2018

The kids afternoon tea was fab and well priced. We will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 June 2018

Would give 10 stars if we could.

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Visited On Monday, 28 May 2018

Friendly staff.Lovely atmosphere and food was delicious.

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Visited On Monday, 28 May 2018

Great new menu from last year, the small Plates offer nice choices

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