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The Three Chimneys & The House Over-By

AA Notable Wine List 2018-19
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Exceptional cooking in a wild, romantic setting

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

After 34 years as custodians of The Three Chimneys, Eddie and Shirley Spear handed over the reins to a new owner in April 2019. During this time, the remote restaurant with rooms has made its mark, on both the local economy and on the island's culinary reputation – and, fear not if you’re making the long trek to this site of gastronomic pilgrimage: head chef Scott Davies and the kitchen team will continue to uphold their foodie-destination status under the new regime, which plans to take a ‘leave well alone’ approach. Inside the whitewashed cottage, next door to which (’over by’) is the accommodation building (staying over is a good option – let's face it: you're hardly likely to be just passing by this remote spot), a number of small, low-ceilinged interconnected rooms reflect a sense of place with exposed stone walls, polished dark wood floors and tables simply set with black slate place mats. As the years have passed, the cooking has become noticeably more complex, still firmly rooted in its island environment naturally, and with Loch Dunvegan filling the view, the mind understandably turns to seafood, particularly since that’s the source of the scorched langoustine tails that open proceedings, paired with crispy rose veal sweetbreads, pickled mussels and Jerusalem artichoke purée and crisps. Main courses deliver impeccably sourced meats – wood-roasted Skye venison arrives atop a cabbage-wrapped ball of shredded venison, offset with a medley of turnip, charred Brussels sprout, quince, and chocolate-enriched sauce. Fish-wise, there may be roasted monkfish in a thoughtfully composed dish involving cauliflower, kimchi and crispy chicken wings. A pitch-perfect dessert brings a technically masterful riff on bitter chocolate textures matched with the subtle flavours of smoked praline, whisky and maple syrup, or you might opt for the seasonal delight of forced rhubarb, its tart lash perfectly complemented by miso biscuit, crowdie mousse and ginger cream.

What's on offer?

Opening hours

  • Closed: 16 December to 16 January
  • Closed for lunch: 30 November to 16 December, 18 January to 31 March
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 1.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.15

Chef

  • Chef(s): Scott Davies

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Scottish with Nordic Influence
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 9
  • Wines over £30: 142
  • Wines by the glass: 17

Price guide

  • 3-course lunch from: £42
  • 3-course dinner from: £69
  • Tasting menu from: £65
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

5 miles west of Dunvegan take B884 signed Glendale. On left beside loch.

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Kyle of Lochalsh
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