Category Archives: Skye

Eating around Skye: The Three Chimneys

This was possibly the highlight of our stay on Skye, for me anyway. The Three Chimneys is a Skye institution. It’s located on a remote peninsula, overlooking Loch Dunvegan. It’s small, cosy and, on the day we went, warm against the changing Skye weather. The service is impeccable, the food fantastic. I took photographs of everything, if only to preserve in my memory how wonderful it was.

The Three Chimneys

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Crowdie

The starter of crowdie with blackberries and nectarines

Three Chimneys

Salmon with Skye Potatoes

Three Chimneys

Cranachan with Raspberries

Eating around Skye: Loch Bay Restaurant

When we were on Skye we stayed on the Waternish peninsula, just above a village called Stein. It was a gorgeous setting, the bay sweeping out in front of our cottage and the tiny village below. We ate in the Stein Inn – proper Sunday roast – and also at the Loch Bay Seafood Restaurant which is tiny, has only about 8 tables, and is totally fantastic. It’s run by a husband and wife team and is open for lunch on Wednesdays and Thursdays and for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. You have to book.

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I had the cullen skink to start whilst my mom tried the razor clams. They were weird and tasted exactly like the sea – not my sort of thing at all but good to try.

Loch Bay

Then I had more langoustines, because I love them so.

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To finish I had the ginger pudding. Mom had the lemon posset.

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The whole meal was just lovely. We ate towards the end of lunch service so the restaurant started to empty out over the afternoon and we chatted to the owners about life on Skye before leaving. Then we wandered back up to the house to nap.