The Three Chimneys & The House Over-By
“Excellent regional cuisine in the wildest of locations” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
An iconic pilgrimage for foodies over the past four decades, this remote whitewashed cottage restaurant continues to make its mark. A warren of small rooms with low ceilings, the restaurant’s polished dark wood floors and tables are offset by exposed stone walls. Service from the friendly team is professional and fine-tuned. The food is firmly rooted in its island environment, particularly seafood from nearby waters. A meal could begin with Loch Dunvegan creel langoustine, lightly pickled mussels, Jerusalem artichoke and brown butter dressing, and be followed by Isle of Skye Vatten beef, asparagus, wild garlic and onion bhaji.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 40
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 16 December to 16 January
- Wines under £30: 9
- Wines over £30: 142
- Wines by the glass: 17
- Cuisine style: Scottish, Nordic Influence
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About the area
Apart from the Orkneys and the Shetlands, Highland is Scotland’s northernmost county. Probably its most famous feature is the mysterious and evocative Loch Ness, allegedly home to an ancient monster that has embedded itself in the world’s modern mythology, and the region’s tourist industry. Monster or no, Loch Ness is beautiful and it contains more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales put together. The loch is 24 miles long, one mile wide and 750 feet deep, making it one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Europe.
At the very tip of the Highlands is John o’ Groats, said to be named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who lived here in the early 16th century and operated a ferry service across the stormy Pentland Firth to Orkney. In fact, the real northernmost point of the British mainland is Dunnet Head, whose great cliffs rise imposingly above the Pentland Firth some two miles further north than John o’ Groats.
The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Its name is Norse, meaning ‘isle of clouds’, and the southwestern part of the island has some of the heaviest rainfall on the whole of the British coast. Despite this, it’s the most visited of all the islands of the Inner Hebrides. It’s dominated from every view by the high peaks of the Cuillins, which were only conquered towards the end of the 19th century.
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