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Stables Tearoom at Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SL

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

We booked afternoon tea during the Christmas Fair weekend. The service was impeccable from start to finish, the afternoon tea was fresh and well presented. We look forward to returning.

Eleanor Jessamine 30 November 2016
from Strathaven

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The Stables Tearoom at Hopetoun House offers a quintessential Scottish experience in the grounds of this stunning stately home. Restored from 18th-century stables, the restaurant now serves up seasonal light bites and indulgent afternoon teas.

The Stables Tearoom menu uses locally sourced produce to make simple, hearty fare. Try a smoked Scottish salmon sandwich, the signature Stables club sandwich, or a freshly prepared soup of the day served with crusty bread or delicious Fife handmade Scottish oatcakes.

Afternoon tea at Stables Tearoom West Lothian is made from scratch and changes daily to incorporate seasonal, local produce. Indulge in a cake stand stacked with gourmet sandwiches, homemade scones and an assortment of sweet and savoury treats. The prosecco afternoon tea offers some extra indulgence, whilst a children’s afternoon tea is also served.

Hopetoun House near Edinburgh sits in a beautiful rural setting, 20 minutes from Edinburgh Airport.

Stables Tearoom at Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SL

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Customer reviews for Stables Tearoom at Hopetoun House

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  • afternoon tea (102)
  • lunch (32)
  • value (24)
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  • views (14)
  • child friendly (11)
  • large parties (9)
  • romantic (8)
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  • (((** 30 November 2016 by Gaynor Mckenna from Livingston

    Staff were great to give us a table at half one when my booking was made in error for half 3
    However although it was nice I was a bit shocked when my bill was over £70 for 3 of us
    Bit expensive for afternoon tea

  • (((** 30 November 2016 by M Woolley from Linlithgow

    I'm sad to say my feedback isn't all good. First the confirmation email gave the 'wrong' postcode to use, which meant we spent a very long and stressful time driving trying to find Hopeton house. We only worked out how to get there by googling Hopeton house and finding the rather niche directions required. It should have been an obvious choice to add this information to the original email.
    Second, the staff were kind but very busy and stretched. I did wonder if they had shortages. We had a table booked for 1.30 and didn't get our food until after 2pm.
    Third, although I had booked a gluten free menu (which, admittedly, was impressively acknowledged when we arrived for the table), I was then brought a gluten filled meal. Had I not double checked I would have been very poorly. Disappointing.
    Finally, and while I can't be 100% sure it was our meal at Hopeton, I have been poorly last night and today, and suspect I was given gluten accidentally yesterday.
    Having said all that, the house was beautiful and we enjoyed the stalls very much. A rather cheeky £6 entry cost however.
    P.S. Since you ask about ambiance, I have to admit the pre booked stables tearoom was overcrowded and a little on the under decorated side - in comparison to other (very impressive) parts of the house. The main part of the house was magnificent.

  • ((((( 30 November 2016 by June from Glasgow

    The team did an amazing job catering for me. I am coeliac and vegetarian so its not always easy to find somewhere that is suitable.
    The afternoon tea was delicious!

  • ((((( 30 November 2016 by Eleanor Jessamine from Strathaven

    We booked afternoon tea during the Christmas Fair weekend. The service was impeccable from start to finish, the afternoon tea was fresh and well presented. We look forward to returning.

  • ((((* 28 November 2016 by E Watt from Scotland

    I had afternoon tea. Good overall. I would have liked a choice of tea , a choice in what sandwiches I had and more sandwiches ,less cakes. Addition of the little soup cup was great. Staff were very attentive.

  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Cindy Penney from Timberlea, NS, Canada

    Stables tea room is much nicer, but Carriage House was fine. I do understand that this was a special circumstance at the venue because of the Christmas Fair and management attempting to provide 2 different types of dining experience to customers. Service and food excellent.

  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by April Pennycook from Dunfermline

    Another great afternoon tea at Hopetoun House Christmas Fayre. Very busy in Restaurant but well worth booking to avoid queues.

  • ((((( 27 September 2016 by Evelyn Moore from Broxburn

    Very enjoyable afternoon tea in pleasant surroundings. Loved the pea & mint soup appetiser. All very good.

  • ((((( 26 September 2016 by Rebecca Swinton from Melbourne, Australia

    The sandwiches were excellent and we really liked that the scones with raisins also had some spices added, a different but lovely touch. The pastry for the little tart was crisp and buttery, as was the shortbread base for the strawberry shortcake. We also loved the little cup of soup, it was very similar to our grandmas soup. The staff were also very friendly and attentive. Overall an excellent experience.

  • ((((( 24 September 2016 by Sylvia Johnston from Kinghorn

    Lovely setting and very attentive staff. Salted caramel brownie is the best thing I have ever eaten in my life! This is a beautiful, grand setting that is well worth a visit

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