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The Three Chimneys

| Isle of Skye, Colbost IV55 8ZT, Scotland
+44 1470 511258
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (187 reviews)
“marmalade” (48 reviews)
“beef” (77 reviews)
Open Now
18:30 - 21:15All hours
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
| Isle of Skye, Colbost IV55 8ZT, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this experience. We booked in advance, it's not the kind of place to turn up to and expect a table, unless you really do happen to be passing by but you may well be disappointed. From the moment we arrived until we...More

1  Thank dorlowe
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this lovely review of your visit to Skye and the restaurant. We all hope you will make your way back again one day and enjoy another experience! Happy New Year!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is rightly sought after. We went in the summer, I think it was the eating experience of our year, still warmly remembered. The wine list is ace, the young female sommelier an inspiration. I think we had to book more than 6 months...More

2  Thank andrew b
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Andrew B, bookings are open to everyone for the year ahead. It is possible to book online and plan your trip around the date, but also, we welcome calls to the main office from anyone who may wish to discuss a special occasion....More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

My husband and I had the dining experience of a lifetime. On the recommendation of friends, we ate in the kitchen of this restaurant and enjoyed a multi course, private dining experience with the wine flight. We shared the table with another couple and had...More

1  Thank Jessica J
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you Jessica J. This is a lovely post. We are all delighted you had such a memorable experience.

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This place is just amazing from start to finish. We only stayed one night but we would of loved to stay longer if we could. The hotel and food is top class with friendly staff. The food is by far some of the best in...More

1  Thank Timmy H
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you Tommy H. It is great to know you had such a good experience.

Reviewed 28 November 2017

Came by taxi from Mint Croft which was fun as about a 30 minute drive from the Waternish peninsula. Enjoyed the selection of local food. Particularly enjoyed the venison. It was the onset of winter and the restaurant was pretty full for a Michelin star...More

Thank Linda B
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Thank you for coming to enjoy a night out with us. Lovely to receive your comments, although we should correct you on the Michelin star. We do not have one, although we like to believe we operate at this level. Maybe next year!

Reviewed 28 November 2017

I very rarely gush. I very rarely give 5 stars. Unfortunately, I very rarely visit a restaurant like this. Let me be blunt - this is the best food I've had in years. The best wine selection in even longer. The best service in even...More

Thank Jimmy H
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Wow! Jimmy H, thank you! What more can I say? This is a brilliant review and the whole Team will be proud as punch to receive your detailed comments. Please come back again and gush as much as you want to anytime at all!

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Reserved the chefs kitchen table tasting menu experience with wine pairing. It was a bit disappointing not having the chef that night but the rest of the kitchen staff made up for it, they were very friendly and took time to explain the food ingredients...More

Thank TwoBonVoyagers
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you TwoBonVoyagers. So sorry you missed Scott that evening, but he cannot be there every night and has a very committed, well-trained team. It has been exceptionally windy and cold throughout the whole of Scotland this week, but we will investigate what we can...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017

From the moment you venture down the single lane dirt road along the lake toward Colbost, you realize you are in for a special treat. We were warmly greeted at the door and quickly seated to our beautifully set table. The courses that followed were...More

Thank orangemen21
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Very kind of you to post your comments about your experience. We are delighted you enjoyed everything. Thank you!

Reviewed 21 November 2017

Although expensive, this was worth every penny! We were greeted when we arrived and enjoyed a pre-dinner drink in the House Over By where we had the fortunate privilege to watch some seals playing in the loch. The restaurant was lovely. Very attentive staff. Amazing...More

Thank ade0410
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We hope you can come back again one day and enjoy some more of what we have to offer of Skye, Land and Sea.

Reviewed 19 November 2017

We were welcomed warmly and led through the kitchen to our table beside a window with view of the kitchen garden. The atmosphere was electric and very busy but all seemed well under control with no shouting or rushing. Our five courses were excelled and...More

Thank prduff
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Serving our lunchtime tasting menu at the kitchen table at the weekend, has proved very popular. We are very pleased you enjoyed the experience. thank you for your kind comments.

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5 September 2017|
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Response from EileenStewart | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend dinner - the tasting menu was amazing. Obviously lunch is a lot less expensive but you may only go once !
24 May 2017|
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Response from Stuartbuxton | Reviewed this property |
We paid £45 with Isle Taxis last week. Book taxi in advance and the 3C will contact them when you are ready to be collected.
16 May 2017|
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Response from Neil A | Reviewed this property |
No, we left our jack Russell in the car , which we parked in front of the hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$55 - US$152
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
18:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Isle of Skye, Colbost IV55 8ZT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Skye  >  Colbost
  • Phone Number: +44 1470 511258
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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. 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. Head Chef, Scott Davies and his Brigade of young chefs are passionate about preparing and cooking the finest local ingredients. Waitrose Good Food Guide UK Restaurant of the Year 2018.
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