Iconic Scottish Restaurant The Three Chimneys Crowned Restaurant of the Year

The Three Chimneys

World-renowned Scottish restaurant The Three Chimneys has been named the official UK Restaurant of the Year in the Editors’ Awards of the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2018.

The restaurant, which is based along the rugged coastline in north-west Isle of Skye, is most famous for serving inspirational dishes that optimise the richness and variety of Scotland’s traditional heritage and wealth of ingredients, all expertly created by head chef Scott Davies and his kitchen brigade.

The Editors’ Awards from the Good Food Guide 2018 recognise restaurants and chefs who have shown excellence in their fields. Scott was praised for his impeccable cookery style and use of seasonal, local produce.

Elizabeth Carter, Waitrose Good Food Guide Consultant Editor, said: “It is superbly satisfying to come across a restaurant that knows just what it’s doing, without seeming to try.

“Clearly, chef Scott Davies is evangelistic about Skye’s culinary heritage and his menus are strongly rooted in the immediate area – most ingredients come from a 20-mile radius.

“This is where the Three Chimneys truly excels, and makes its mark: in the quality of those raw ingredients and in the rich depth of flavour that distinguishes every dish. This is memorable, engaging cooking served by a proud team.”

Three Chimneys Headchef Scott Davies

Scott Davies, Head Chef at Three Chimneys

Responding to the news of the accolade, Scott Davies, Head Chef at The Three Chimneys, said: “As chefs in the kitchen we are always very heads down, the blinkers on, getting on with the job, so it was a bolt out of the blue to get a call from the Editor of the Good Food Guide and find out that The Three Chimneys has won Restaurant of the Year. I was so thrilled.

“Even happier because the award celebrates our closeness to our suppliers, the seasonality of our produce, of course good food and great service. It is a huge honour for the whole team at Three Chimneys and our local community.”

The seasonally changing menus at The Three Chimneys reflect the outstanding variety of Skye’s authentic natural larder from land and sea and the produce is sourced from local food producers, fishermen, crofters and other small businesses of many kinds.

The Three Chimneys also impressed guide editors and readers alike with an entry in the UK top 50 restaurants list, coming it at number 25.

The Good Food Guide is published by Waitrose on September 4. RRP £17.99.