One of the items on my holiday bucket list was to visit the Three Chimneys which is a Michelin starred restaurant on the north west of Skye, just out of Dunvegan. 30 years old, the restaurant showcases the very best of Skye’s natural larder and resources.
This time last year I had not even heard of The Three Chimneys, but it was when I saw Shirley Spear (the owner) at the Highland & Moray Food and Drink Festival in November demonstrate the making of their Hot Marmalade pudding where my bucket list wish was born!
We booked for lunch (£37pp) a few months in advance in order to secure our table as we didn’t want to risk being a walk-in for a table!
Smoked Ham and Haddie Terrine with Grapefuit and Dulse, Apple and Sorrel.
Dulse is a red seaweed, and Haddie is short for haddock (just in case you were confused)!
The pastilla came dusted with cinnamon which was a touch of genius and this was a very generously portioned starter!
and of course, the classic Hot Marmalade Pudding with Drambuie Custard. I really must get round to making this in the winter, as it was so light and the drambuie custard was such an inspired accompaniment.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and service was prompt and friendly, and I was really glad that our first taste of a Michelin starred restaurant was in such a picturesque and peaceful place. In fact I was fully expecting to blog about this visit and describe it as the most memorable meal of our holiday, but the truth is that I can’t! There is such a high quality of restaurants on Skye and the Outer Hebrides that other places have come to mind before the Three Chimneys when people have asked me where the best place we ate. But, for a special Scottish dining experience and delicious inventive food, then we would highly recommend The Three Chimneys if you are holidaying on Skye.
There was no incentive for this review.