German-born, well-travelled Sebastian Kobelt has three main strings to his chocolatier-patissier’s bow: supplying his artisanal chocolates to fine restaurants; taking on commissions for show-stealing chocolate sculptures and celebration cakes; and stocking his Linlithgow shop with hand-crafted chocolates, continental patisserie and a seasonal dessert menu. His credentials for this work are impeccable: three years in the Kitchin and Castle Terrace restaurants, and a World Chocolate Masters finalist, winning the German title. Beyond these activities he also runs occasional dessert-focused pop-up events throughout the year – keep an eye on his social media for details. Out-of-hours and by appointment, chocolates can be collected from his chocolate kitchen down the road, and if you can’t make it out to Linlithgow, you can pop into Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh to try the range he developed for the food court.
- Open since: 2014