Aberdeen to get first chocolate-themed restaurant in Scotland

Jamie Hutcheon with duck, ginger orange chocolate sauce and Asian vegetables. Pictures by Marie Fraser Photography.
Jamie Hutcheon with duck, ginger orange chocolate sauce and Asian vegetables. Pictures by Marie Fraser Photography.

A chocolate-themed bistro is set to open in Aberdeen.

The restaurant, the first of its kind in the country, will be launched next month by award-winning North-east chocolatier Jamie Hutcheon.

Established in 2008 by Jamie when he was only 17, Cocoa Ooze specialises in unique handmade chocolate – and will now pair the treat with a range of dishes created from local produce.

Launching on March 10, the bistro will operate three days a week from Cocoa Ooze’s premises on Belmont Street.

Hot smoked salmon with beetroot, white chocolate and horseradish
Hot smoked salmon with beetroot, white chocolate and horseradish. Pictures by Marie Fraser Photography.

It promises varied and fun taste combinations, from a starter of hot smoked salmon, beetroot, white chocolate and horseradish to a main of duck, ginger orange chocolate sauce and Asian vegetables.

Jamie believes the endeavour will offer something different and exciting for diners in the North-east.

He said: “We want people to come in and try something they have not tried before.

“Cocoa Ooze is all about being daring and unique and the bistro exemplifies that perfectly.

Dark chocolate and cherry tart with almond ice-cream
Dark chocolate and cherry tart with almond ice-cream. Pictures by Marie Fraser Photography.

“This step is hugely exciting for us as we have seen continued growth in the business, which I believe is down to the quality of service and quality of our product.

“For me this is the next stage in our development and something I am truly passionate about.

“We are creating something fresh in Aberdeen that is all about the experience being one-of-a-kind and enlightening the senses.

“We have carried out a range of taste tests flavour matching food to different varieties of chocolate and are excited about what we have created, with artisan flavour combinations which naturally complement each-other.”

The Cocoa Ooze Bistro will be open from 5pm to approximately 9.30pm Thursday to Saturday on a booking-only basis.

Gluten and dairy free options will be available, and diners can also choose to have meals with or without a chocolate twist.

Breaking