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“Highly Recommend A Visit Here!”

The Three Chimneys Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Colbost
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $45 - $117
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Three Chimneys Restaurant is one of Scotland's most iconic restaurants, set in a stunning location beside the sea in the north west corner of the Isle of Skye. Colbost is situated on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, a wide sea loch that opens into The Minch, the narrow stretch of sea between Skye and the Outer Hebrides. The views are stunning whatever the time of year. The Three Chimneys is famous for specialising in the freshest local produce including wonderful seafood from the immediate coastal waters. the restaurant has been owned by husband and wife, Eddie and Shirley Spear, for 30 years. The couple bought the traditional stone-walled croft house in 1984 and developed the business into what it is today, with an amazing worldwide reputation. The Three chimneys has won countless awards and accolades, not least a Michelin star in 2104. Head Chef, Scott Davies and his Brigade of young chefs are passionate about preparing and cooking the finest ingredients available. Innovative dishes and exciting taste combinations are served by a professional young crew front-of-house, who pride themselves in delivering skilful. but friendly and welcoming service at all times. there is an excellent Wine List and cocktails and other bar beverages, including a good range of malt whisky, are served in the Lounge in the evenings to both house guests and restaurant customers alike. Advance bookings are essential and accommodation can be provided in The House Over-By adjacent, or in a number of good quality B&Bs and self-catering accommodation in the neighbourhood.
Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Highly Recommend A Visit Here!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

On a trip to Skye we went out to eat at three chimneys and was so good! Staff are friendly, food is amazing and the atmosphere is great! Hard to describe it was that good! Worth a visit if ever on Skye! :D

  • Visited August 2012
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Southport, United Kingdom
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“September Visit.”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We visited Skye for two weeks in September and ate at the Three Chimneys the first weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed a fabulous dinner, and even my other half ate every morsel, and usually he is such a fussy article. Thought the service was great, it was a nice relaxed atmosphere and the staff were friendly and polite. Glad we booked in advance. Next time we will stay over and go for the taste of Skye menu. Sounded fab!

  • Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Best Meal in Scotland - A Must”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Despite being out at the last minute, I was able to book a table for lunch. The service was impeccable, the food divine. While we were dressed casually and kept to tap water, waiters did not question or frown upon it, nor did they try to get us to drink mineral water. The Three Chimneys has to be experienced if you are a food buff travelling in the vicinity of the Isle of Skye.

  • Visited June 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Divine dining”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Two words - Amazing food!!! Well exceptional food!! First class. Words cannot describe how divine and delicious our food was.

We ate at the Three Chimneys for our wedding anniversary. This is dining at its best! The quality of the produce in a relatively remote corner of Scotland was impressive. We chose to go at lunch time and experience the 3 course menu. My starter of Smoked Haddock & Ham Terrine (with Brunigill Farm Quail Egg, Syboes, Apple, Chicory & Nasturtium) was divine. Wonderfully presented and every bite a delight. My husbands starter of Lamb Haggis with trimmings melted in his mouth. Another winner! We both went for the same main course of Pan-fried Hake with Roasted New Potatoes, Carrots, Garden Peas, Moonen Bay Lobster & Tarragon Butter. Neither of us were disappointed. My husband felt it was the best main course he has ever eaten. I can concur and say that even writing this review my mouth is salivating again. Word class. For desert I choose the Dark Chocolate & Mint Mousse with Issy’s Crème Fraiche and strawberries. Wow!! Simply stunning and bursting with flavours. Perfectly composed and executed. My husband selected the Hot Marmalade Pudding with Drambuie Custard and was equally impressed. We accompanied our meal with Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch - one of our favourites. A perfect accompaniment to our meal.
However signage to the restaurant is poor and the directions given were not really accurate leading to some stress in getting to our booking on time. Oh and please watch out for the sheep on the road, especially if you end up trying to make up some lost time.

  • Visited July 2012
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edinburgh , scotland
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“Full marks across the board”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Just to provide a little background first - we originally dined here in July 1986 when there was literally a restaurant and kitchen under one roof. We came back for two nights in1988, still long before there was accommodation on offer. After a brief 22 year interlude we returned for two nights in 2010, staying at the House Over-by. The food has always been stunning, in 2010 we felt the breakfasts were the star, only because a couple of the evening restaurant waiting staff seemed unsure how to carry themselves or interact with guests. So for a three-night stay to celebrate a very special anniversary in November 2012 we decided we would set the bar high. Extremely high in fact, because in the preceding six weeks we visited The Honours (Edinburgh), the Peat Inn (Fife) and Martin Wishart (Edinburgh). And are pleased to report that The Three Chimneys came through with flying colours. Previous Tripadvisor remarks in relation to waiting staff had plainly been taken on board. We found the staff to be without exception engaging and informed, helpful without becoming over attentive or intrusive. They are all a credit to their establishment. Well done to all. Food was also exemplary, cooked to perfection, maximum use of local produce, beautifully presented. Very knowledgeable sommelier (sommelieuse...?) Accommodation at the House Over-By is also of a high standard. All of this comes at a price, but for that special occasion why would you compromise?

  • Visited November 2012
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5 Thank EastNeukie
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