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“Pleasant enough but not special”
Review of Chandlery Restaurant - CLOSED

Chandlery Restaurant
Price range: $49 - $59
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The food in the Chandlery Restaurant is created by John Kelly, award winning chef, created using the freshest of local produce from the Isle of Skye. The style of cooking here is Scottish with a French Twist and will delight any palette. Locally caught seafood, fresh game and meats, organic Skye berries and vegetables form the basis for memorable dishes for you to enjoy.
Reviewed July 18, 2012

We ate in the Chandlery restaurant at The Bosville Hotel, not the Bistro - some of the reviews here are not clear that there is a difference. The two restaurants are seperated by curtains, which are left partly open to allow staff to come and go. This does not particularly add to the atmosphere and the Chandlery does lack ambience.
2 courses for £36 or 3 for £44. Amuse bouche and palate cleansers are also served. My main course of langoustines was certainly fresh but the melted butter lacked flavour and the tiny leaf salad was pointless. Either serve an accompaniment or don't bother -a tiny dish of leaves isn't worth anyone's effort really. Starters and dessert were fine, not exciting but enjoyable enough.
The waitress was very pleasant and efficient, despite having to cope almost single handed with the restaurant.
Overall, I had expected more from the food and was left a bit disappointed. I think I was expecting a higher level of cooking, given the price.

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Thank Bonniebraes
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Was very good but lacked a bit of atmosphere somehow. Service can't fault waiters were pleasent enough. They have a posh section that maybe was better, we felt there was other places not too far away which had the upper edge.

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Thank Den821
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SusanMacLeod556, Guest Relations Manager at Chandlery Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2012

Hello and thank you for your review.

I think that you have had a meal in our Bistro, rather than the Chandlery Restaurant located in the far end of the building. The food and atmosphere in the Bistro are more suited to those wishing good Bistro food. We offer a Daily Catch of the Day and Daily Specials too which gives people the chance to sample fresh local food.

In the Chandlery Restaurant, everything is grown and produced locally, there is the chance to sample fine wines, whiskies and local beers that complement each dish. Each evening John Kelly, Head Chef creates a surprise ‘intermediate tasting dish’ which is created using produce that has come in specially from a local supplier on that day.

I do hope that if you return to Skye, you will make a visit to the Chandlery and we can give you a more memorable and special dining experience.

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Reviewed September 27, 2011

The best restaurant I have ever been in.
I have never tasted food like this in the big cities in Scotland never mind somewhere like Portree.

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Thank eidomac
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

If you want to enjoy something very special this is the place to eat. The food was perfect, the wine great, and the service second to none.

It's the little complimentary extras that top it all off. I would go back tomorrow if I could, but leave with very special memories. Make a reservation to be sure of table

Denise

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Thank SthWestAussie
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

The Chandlery is one of those special-occasion restaurants that won't disappoint. The food is fresh, creative and delicious. We were charmed by the amuse-bouche and the palate-cleanser, which added variety and interest to the meal. Oh, and the complimentary tablet (Scottish fudge-like dessert) at the end was a joy: this is what tablet is meant to taste like! Despite the upmarket quality and prices, the service is relaxed, as is appropriate for a place like Skye. Don't be afraid to turn up in jeans; they'll treat you just as well. Reservations definitely recommended.

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1  Thank cmonkeydog
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