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The Three Chimneys

1 Colbost | 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” (191 reviews)
“marmalade” (47 reviews)
“beef” (80 reviews)
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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Colbost | Isle of Skye, Colbost IV55 8ZT, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m at a loss to understand why Michelin took this restaurant’s star away. The presentation of its food, the content, flavours and tastes are fabulous and up there with one and two star restaurants we’ve eaten at. The parfait looked beautiful and tasted wonderful. The...More

Thank SteppieC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here for an evening meal and was blown away, don’t dine like this all the time and I think it was what made it so special. Opted for Skye land and sea menu , tasted food like I never had before. If you only...More

1  Thank Ritchie T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit if just for the romantic and rugged setting, which we got to enjoy for longer by staying in the holiday rental next door, this is a restaurant of great charm. We found the a la Carte options more appealing than the tasting...More

1  Thank StansPal
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I were really looking forward to this treat. Friends and family have raved about this place and it is the UK Restaurant of the year at the moment. We arrived to find no dedicated parking, and because we were a little early...More

3  Thank LucyBCBarnwell
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we came through the door the friendly staff treated us kindness. We had a lovely table overlooking the loch and the waitress offered us drinks and I opted for the Three Chimneys own gin - delicious. We had the menu fully explained...More

Thank CQuinn2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have tried to come here a few times but it has always been fully booked but at last we made it and we were not disapointed . The service was great and the food amazing. Local produce at is very best cooked perfectly what...More

Thank Norma J
passionatescot, Manager at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for these positive comments. We are all very pleased you had a great experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was on my food bucket list and did not disppoint. We tried the tasting menu with wines. All excellent. Enjoyed the wonderful fresh local produce and the middle courses were exceptionally good. Getting to the three chimneys is not easy unless you have sat...More

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

Thank you for all your kind comments about your meal and I hope you enjoyed staying at the House Over-By too. We are definitely remote, but there is plenty of advice on how to find us, including travel directions and Google maps on our website....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been on my list to eat at this restaurant for a number of years. I booked a cottage in Glendale specially so that we could easily travel for lunch. We weren't disappointed. The restaurant itself is stylish and contemporary and all the staff without...More

Thank Cathie B
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Cathie B. This is a brilliant review and full of great comments. We are all delighted you enjoyed a special Lunch and hope that your memories will last for a long time to come.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first visited The Three Chimneys a good few years ago when Shirley was in charge of the kitchen. That experience was so good it prompted us to return for a "special" birthday this year. The rooms in the "house over by", are still beautiful,...More

Thank K8tie59
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to know you have come back after all these years to celebrate a special occasion. Thank you for all of your lovely comments about the food and service you enjoyed. It is a long time since I was in the kitchen and since then,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early for our reservation and had drinks at the House Over By until our table was ready. We had the a la Carte menu. I am allergic to nuts, onions and garlic and the staff were very accommodating in going through the menu...More

Thank JulieS-G31
passionatescot, Owner at The Three Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. I am very pleased we were able to assist you with your dietary requirements and that you had a comfortable, enjoyable evening with us.

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Marie D
18 March 2018|
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Response from passionatescot | Property representative |
Chef Scott Davies will adapt dishes to suit dietary requirements. Please be sure to inform the restaurant when you make the reservation. We cannot provide a different menu for every type of dietary requirement, but Chef is... More
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 57 - US$ 157
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
Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6:15 AM - 9:15 AM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6:15 AM - 9:45 AM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6:15 AM - 9:15 AM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6:15 AM - 9:15 AM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6:15 AM - 9:15 AM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6:15 AM - 9:15 AM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Colbost | 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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