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Stables Kitchen at Hopetoun House
Hopetoun House
South Queensferry
EH30 9SL

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Opening Times

We operate a counter service for lunch so there is no need to pre book.
For Afternoon Tea, please use the widget on the right to book your preferred time.
Due to events, the Stables Kitchen will be relocated on several dates - please see below for details.


About our cafe 

A short trip from Edinburgh to South Queensferry finds you in the 18th century splendour of Hopetoun House – one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. The Stables Kitchen opens seasonally each year and is in the less formal surroundings of the stables and courtyard, serving guests hearty and rustic fare - the perfect destination for a delicious lunch or a tasty treat with friends.

The Stables Kitchen operates friendly service and offers guests home-style fare such as pork and haggis sausage rolls and Cullen Skink as well as a wide range of sweet treats and fresh artisan coffee and tea.   We treat our guests like family and this shows in our casual but comfortable décor, with large cushiony sofas, long shared tables and even small tables and seats for the wee ones!

Why not celebrate a special occasion by booking our Afternoon Tea, where you’ll receive a generous selection of sweet and savoury treats served alongside bottomless tea or coffee, or a glass of fizz! We even have our very own Kids Afternoon Tea so all the family can enjoy a traditional foodie day out.

Whilst you're here you can purchase a house or grounds pass to spend the day at this five-star visitor attraction. You can enjoy scenic walks and nature trails within the beautiful grounds and discover the stunning collections that fill the spectacular Hopetoun House. Find out more here.

Stables Kitchen will be closed on certain dates throughout the year - you can find closure dates listed on the Hopetoun House website


Gift Vouchers

We are delighted to offer gift vouchers for our cafes, whether on the outskirts of the city or in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle itself within the Signet Library. How about a Champagne Celebration Afternoon Tea for that tricky-to-buy-for relative or Lunch for Two to cheer up a friend?

Each voucher can be personalised and sent instantly by email. And for your complete peace of mind we use a secure online payment provider to process your payment by credit or debit card. Solve all your present dilemmas with a simple click and give someone the gift of a Heritage Portfolio café experience  - delicious! Follow the link to find out more: