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10 places to eat... chocolate

Whether it's in liquid form or enriching cake, there's nothing quite like the surefire serotonin boost that comes from the last good drug - chocolate!

 Glasgow and Edinburgh are choco full of places to get your cacao fix, and this week Yelp brings you some delicious chocolate dessert spots!


L'Escargot Bleu

56 Broughton Street, Edinburgh

"For dessert it was, of course, the chocolate tart," shrugs Nadya S, as though it goes without saying. It's served with créme anglaise and is "very French, very rich and very dark".

Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or

176 West Regent Street, Glasgow

Keren N recommends this "lovely special-occasion restaurant, with great service, atmosphere and delicious food". The dessert menu features milk chocolate and coffee parfait and cookie crumble with orange gel.

Chez Jules

109 Hanover Street, Edinburgh

Jonny M is "always impressed by the quality and consistency" of the cooking at this French restaurant. The "dark and rich" chocolate mousse he swiped a taste of from a friend "was clearly made with a very high cocoa solids chocolate".

Bo'Vine

385 Byres Road, Glasgow

Michelle M went for the "Grand Dessert for Two which consisted of: chocolate & chestnut brownie, white chocolate & caramel bavoise, vanilla pod crème brûlée with a walnut biscotti, iced popcorn parfait with a salted caramel foam, plum crumble, cherry oil cake & a chocolate ice cream sundae with profiteroles!"

Fanny Trollopes Bistro

1066 Argyle Street, Glasgow

Sampling the Christmas menu, Julie E gives "special mention to the chocolate brownie desert.... it was delicious! One of the best I have ever had. I would go back just to eat that."

Mark Greenaway

69 North Castle Street, Edinburgh

Carol W confesses to choosing the "chocolate knot tart", that's Greenaway's signature "broken chocolate tart with crème fraîche parfait, frozen cookies, salted caramel and kumquat puree … and popping candy."

Gandolfi Fish

84 Albion Street, Glasgow

"Dessert was a chocolate torte, also delicious," raves Joanne H.  Served with Chantilly cream and dark chocolate sauce, it's the perfect way to finish off your meal.

Tigerlily

125 George Street, Edinburgh

This cocktail bar and restaurant serves up a chocolate fondue for sharing, with dipping materials including marshmallows, cookies, and strawberries. "Very divine," declares Shona F.

Kimble's

St Enoch Centre, Glasgow

Marj C says "their chocolate collection is a sight to behold, with everything from homemade selections for special occasions to 'retro' sweets in bags. They have some continental collections and chocolate bouquets with a selection of praline chocolates in the shape of flowers".

Howies

10-14 Victoria Street, Edinburgh

"Howies beautifully presents delicious flavours of Scotland", says Valerie M, and the "dessert of chocolate truffle and Oloroso whisky torte" is no exception. The winter twist on this is the addition of orange and cardamom Chantilly cream.

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