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We regret that The Three Chimneys is now temporarily closed until further notice as a response to Covid 19. We will be keeping all of our valued guests up to date as the situation develops... 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.…
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From the moment you’re welcome into the cosy restaurant the service, food. And experience is like no other I have ever had. This was not a meal but an amazing sensational experience. Every dish surprised and surpassed expectations.
Booked a year in advance but still had a major problem upon arrival. Wrote to them about it but have not even had the courtesy of a reply. Typifies their attitude which is not that of other high class hotels/restaurants that we have been to....We definitely won’t go again if this is the way they treat customers who pay far too much to be at the receiving end of such poor service. Should be downgraded?More
My husband and I visited for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. We have been trying to visit here for quite some time and it was definitely worth the wait! Every course was delicious and the setting, the friendly staff and the decor all...added to the special feeling. We definitely recommend!More
Ate here last night and couldn’t fault anything, delicious oysters done 3 ways, crab, scallops starters were so good and the lamb main very different and delicious, no room left for a desert each so shared one ...awesome, the staff are very knowledgeable about everything...on the menu and felt very comfortable with all the COVID restrictions in place , can’t wait to returnMore
I have looked forward to visiting here for years. The location and scenery are stunning. Hotel room a really good size, immaculately clean, excellent plumbing. the main reason to visit was the food and over two nights we enjoyed every mouthful of every course. Obviously...there is some wonderful fresh seafood, expertly cooked and presented with really friendly and relaxed service. Loved the halibut, the scorched langoustine starter and the lamb.
Only one reason not to give 5 stars, we arrived early after a long drive. Did not try to check in but wanted to get some lunch and there was nothing on offer and a rather offhand way of dealing with this. That said the the rest of the staff we encountered were really open and friendlyMore
They did so well in these trying times! We had lunch as they are not serving evening meals to non residents. No alcohol either.
Location is fabulous, and inside chic and well laid out.
Food amazing. I didn’t feel battered over the head with an...array of competing flavours. Tastes and textures well thought out and balanced. Interesting combinations which were subtle and delicious.
Staff a delight! Knowledgeable and thoughtful.
Definitely not cheap.More
It's the Three Chimneys! You can imagine our anticipation. It is therefore with a heavy heart I'm writing this review. Firstly let's get the context out of the way: the restaurant is operating under the current Covid-19 restrictions, so hand gel, facemasks and no alcohol...with the meal are all a pain, but absolutely not the restaurant's fault, and they're managing the limitations well with a fine selection (a whole A4 sheet) of non-alcoholic drinks to accompany the meal.
A course-by-course account:
Course 1: Oysters (1 each of natural, dressed and cooked) were all superb - large, flavoursome and each different to the other. The garlic on the cooked oyster was punchy but that's a compliment not a complaint.
Course 2: "Isle of Muck Partridge, Pie, Jus Gra [they mean Jus Gras], Gherkin, Pear". The partridge was delicious, the pie (I assume filled with partridge meat) was nice. I didn't see a gherkin or a pear, but there was a quenelle of something that might have been a mixture of both.
Course 3: "Soay Lamb, Beetroot, Cabbage, Black Garlic, Bramble Sauce". The plate felt cold, and everything quickly ended up tepid. The lamb itself was served two ways and both ways were as good as lamb can get. The cabbage was excellent, the beetroot - well, it's beetroot, earthy and quite sweet. The bramble sauce was understated, which may have been the intention but it got lost, and I didn't notice the black garlic.
Sides: at £6 for potatoes and £7 for vegetables, neither of us bothered. At the prices we were already paying, we both felt a small serving of potatoes and vegetables could have been included. I mean, how do you make potatoes cost £6 for a serving?
Cheese Board: A selection of 5 cheeses. Four of the five were lovely (the brie, the goats' cheese, the cheddar and the blue); the Rollright (from South Gloustershire - one of two spelling mistakes on the cheese menu!) was either subtle or just bland. And the cheddar and the brie are both available from my village store. And honey has no place on a cheeseboard, or is that just me?
(Oh, and on the bill was £5 for a bottle of water with the meal. Offered with the words "Would you like sparkling or still bottled water?" That one doesn't appear on the A4 sheet of non-alcoholic drinks)
So, all in all, the meal was very nice. But I expected superb, with a dash of sparkling, and I didn't get it. Shame, really.More
Having eaten here quite some time ago and been blown away by the exceptional food and experience, I had ‘bigged up’ the restaurant to my new partner and was very excited at the anticipation of another wonderful meal.
The menu was promising and my oyster...starter had the best, biggest and freshest I’d ever eaten.
The second course promised scorched langoustines with pickled mussels, cauliflower and chestnuts, which I wrongly imagined as a warm dish. It arrived and looked as unexciting as it tasted. Fresh out of the fridge, the 2 langoustines and 2 mussels were presented on a bed of cold puréed cauliflower with a drizzle of congealed jus. At £15 quite a hefty price!
The main of halibut was cooked to perfection and the wild mushrooms were a delight.
I chose pear with walnut ice cream and date cake for dessert. The waiter explained the dish as coming with a pear tatin, which sealed my choice. The pear tatin comprised of half a pear which was barely heated through, let alone caramelised, with hints of savoury. The pastry was hard and rubbery. I didn’t find and date cake, but the walnut ice cream was delicious.
All in all it was a nice meal, but with the hefty price tag and restaurant reputation I did expect a much better meal.
It may have been the Covid restrictions that contributed to a restaurant lacking in ambience or atmosphere, but there was a fireplace that wasn’t used, candles that weren’t lit and waiters that were perfunctory rather than warm and welcoming.More