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“Divine detour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coruisk House

Coruisk House
Elgol IV49 9BL, Scotland
+44 1471 866330
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Elgol
Price range: $54 - $156
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We source top quality ingredients from Skye. Our shell-fish come from Elgol harbour and our game and speciality meats from top quality suppliers on the island. Our food is simply and elegantly prepared and served in our informal and cosy restaurant. We have an excellent and carefully chosen wine list, having visited some of the vineyards from which we source our wine. We have a range of single malts to provide an aperatif or a flourish to end your meal at Coruisk House. Reservations for lunch and dinner are always required 24 hours in advance
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Divine detour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Leaving Broadford, the road to Elgol is spectacular and 15 miles of scenery, twists and turns. Many visitors will take this trip for the highly recommended boat tours at Elgol. Yet before you descend steeply down to the waterfront, a stunning restaurant awaits on the same road.

The menu includes local shellfish and seafood either as a starter or mains. The homemade bread is wonderful and new varieties are devised by the owner, it seems daily. The roasted celeriac and celery soup with truffle oil set the tone for what was to come. Delightful, packed with flavour and freshness. Our mains included roasted loin of wild venison with rowan berry and red wine sauce, potato dauphinoise = fantastic cooking. The monkfish goujons wrapped in a crisp light ale batter, tremendous and magnificent home made chips. Special mention also to the homemade tartare with pieces of salmon included. These twists and turns deliver so much flavour to rival the road outside and the team vary the menu each day.

The meal finished on a high with both of our puddings including homemade ice cream that tramples anything else labelled ice cream. Salted caramel with a to-die-for brownie or a lemon almond cake with triple lemon ice cream. This is truly wonderful ice cream.

The husband and wife team at Coruisk House are beginning to create something very special that will rank alongside the best Skye has to offer. Great, friendly service and a vibrant, well priced wine menu wraps up a dining experience that will keep us coming back next time we're on Skye. The prices as with Glenview are almost too good to believe. We paid six times what Coruisk charged for a meal compared to Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles in February and Coruisk had more heart, soul and flavour than what the critics suggest is Scotland's best.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clare W, Owner at Coruisk House, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thank you so much for this wonderful review - and the really lovely photographs of our food! Your compliments are very much appreciated by both Iain and I. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed Elgol and Coruisk House. We sincerely hope we will be able to welcome you back one day. Very many thanks and our very best wishes Iain and Clare
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Gorgeous setting for wonderful Christmas meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We could not fault the fantastic food, service and facilities at Coruisk House. We visited for lunch on Christmas day and had an absolute ball. The hosts were wonderful, so much attention to detail! Highly recommended!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clare W, Owner at Coruisk House, responded to this review, February 10, 2013
Bex - Thank you and we are so delighted that you all enjoyed your meal here so much. We do hope we see you all again here in the not too distant future! with our very best wishes Clare and Iain
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Bridgewater, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“An Amazing Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Recently June 2012 i spent a week on the Isle of skye with my wife Diane and a photo tour from Nova Scotia. Everyone who travels much dreams of finding a jewel of a place destined for great things. Coruisk House is one of those places. Although techinically I only ate their i believe the kitchen capable of earning a michelin star. the locale cannot be beaten and It would appear the place is lovingly cared for. If you tour Skye you owe it to yourself to find this place

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clare W, Owner at Coruisk House, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Terry - what a lovely review - thank you! Coruisk House as you say is indeed much loved and we are intending to improve it year on year to make it even cosier for our guests. Elgol as you also say is a fantastic location on Skye and we really do enjoy being able to welcome our guests here, so we hope you will come back again one day! Thank you for your praise of our food - praise indeed! With our very best wishes and thanks Clare and Iain
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic locally sourced food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This place is a perfect place to go and unwind from a long day out around the Isle of Skye. The service was personalized and made you feel at home, even if you haven't stayed at their B&B.

We had the Hake, salmon and the venison dishes, which were all just incredible. At our desert request, our hostess suggested a whiskey pairing, and scolded my brother for wanting to ice down an aged whiskey! We took the criticism and it was absolutely perfect with the brownie, making it the perfect end to a fantastic dinner.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clare W, Owner at Coruisk House, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Fergulus - thank you for this lovely review and I am so glad you enjoyed your meal with us. I am also very glad you enjoyed the 18 year old Bowmore with the dark and white chocolate brownie - as you say a very good match! We hope you will come back and see us again one day. With our very best wishes Clare and Iain
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Visit Elgol”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

This B&B is THE most amazing place you can be and eat.It is realy at the end of te world but once you get there you will be treated and pampered.
The food is sooooo exelent and great you still get satisfactionwaves days later.
This is realy a recomondation for someone with good taste.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clare W, Owner at Coruisk House, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Patrick - Such a lovely review thank you! We are so glad you felt pampered - just how it should be when you are on holiday! Lovely to have welcomed you to Coruisk House and we hope you will visit us again one day. With our very best wishes Clare and Iain
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