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26 April 2019: it was reported in The Scotsman today that Scots-born hotelier Gordon Campbell Gray has purchased The Three Chimneys from Shirley and Eddie Spear: Gordon "aims to carry on business at The Three Chimneys as it has always been run, with the introduction of additional investment over time".

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Summary

“Worth the difficulty of getting to” – Shirley and Eddie Spear’s famous, “out-of-the-way” old crofter’s cottage has achieved a formidable reputation since it opened in 1984 and reports continue to say it fully lives up, with very locally-sourced food that’s “pretty much perfect on every course”. “Next time I’m going to stay!”

£120
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Exceptional
4
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“A long way to go, but boy is it worth it”. This “most magical and mystical location” – a “remote” old crofter’s cottage “with a little river running past” and “the most amazing views” – is often completed in reports for “some of the best food I’ve ever eaten”. “The colourful food is beautifully presented and tastes fantastic” and experiences at the Chef’s Table are particularly memorable.

£91
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5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Despite its fame and ultra-remote setting, the Spears’s old crofter’s cottage “doesn’t disappoint” thanks to its “fabulous seafood” (“locally sourced blah blah blah. Of course it’s locally sourced in this part of the world. Where else could they get seafood so fresh?”). It has a “perfect” location by Loch Dunvegan, with “the great Isle of Skye to explore”“heaven!”

£85
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5
Exceptional
4
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Their take on Cullen Skink is well worth the 400-mile drive!” – Eddie and Shirley Spears’s famous former crofter’s cottage, by Loch Dunvegan, provides some of the UK’s best food, as well as some of its most remote; most notably “seafood straight from the sea”. For a “great and romantic get-away”, it’s “simply the best”.

£79
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4
Very Good
4
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5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of The Three Chimneys Restaurant in IV55, Dunvegan by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Three Chimneys restaurant.
Claire C
2 nights eating and staying here. Tasting m...
Reviewed 10 months, 4 days ago

"2 nights eating and staying here. Tasting menu sublime, full of amazing tastes, textures and colour all using the best local Unpretentious friendly service by young mostly European staff"

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Colbost, Dunvegan, IV55 8ZT
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

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