World-famous fine dining restaurant The Three Chimneys is the jewel in Skye's culinary crown. The restaurant located in one of the most remote and stunning locations on the whole island - the tiny hamlet of Culbost on the road to Neist Point lighthouse. The journey is long and the views spectacular, and it's so worth the effort when you arrive! Drawing on Skye's glorious natural larder and innovating with flare, the food produced here is out of this world and justifiably receives rave reviews and has guests clamouring to return year after year. The Three Chimneys is also one of the best hotels on Skye, accommodating guests in 5* luxury in its 6 rooms. Book ahead and book early to avoid disappointment!
Other excellent fine dining experiences can be found in chef Claire Macdonald's restaurant at Kinloch Lodge, and indeed the one at Duisdale House Hotel, both on the Sleat peninsula. Chargrill restaurant at the Marmalade Hotel in Portree is also well-regarded, as is Edinbane Lodge near Dunvegan. All of these restaurants have rooms or attached hotels, so if one particularly appeals, you can add it to your list of places to stay while visiting Skye.
Excellent lunch venues include the charming Red Roof Cafe on the west coast, Bog Myrtle Cafe in Struan (especially good for book lovers as there's a brilliant independent bookstore attached) and Cafe Lephin (whose cakes are particularly good). For a quick pit-stop, there's excellent coffee and incredible pizza on offer at Cafe Sia in Broadford.
For delicious fresh and pre-cooked seafood to make your own dishes, as well as incredible takeaway options for lunch on the go, visit The Oyster Shed on the outskirts of the village of Carbost - you won't be disappointed! Very close to Talisker distillery, it can be easily combined with a visit there.