The Skye based restaurant has been named #5 in the UK and #20 in Europe according to the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards for Restaurants announced today by the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.

Highlighting “the very best of travel, chosen by millions of travellers” and helping to celebrate the best-rated fine dining establishments around the world, the awards are based purely on the consistency and standard of reviews and ratings of customers over a 12 month period, rather than a panel of judges.

The Three Chimneys restaurant, which serves the best of Skye, Land and Sea using a mix of Scottish and Nordic influences, is a destination experience for guests from all over the world. The team continues to fly the flag for the island’s wealth of ingredients and first class standard of hospitality.

Scott Davies, Head Chef at The Three Chimneys, commented on the news:

“It’s great to have received this news from TripAdvisor today. What I really want to say is thanks. Thanks to all of Team Three Chimneys for their hard graft, which has helped to achieve these prestigious awards. Thanks to all of my suppliers for consistently providing me with the very best that Skye and Scotland has to offer, and thanks to all of our guests for their loyalty and patronage over so many years.”

It has been an award-winning season for the world-renowned Scottish restaurant, having been awarded the title of UK Restaurant of the Year in the Editors’ Awards of the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2018, and most recently, the UK AA Food Service Award 2017-18.

Shirley Spear, Co-Owner at The Three Chimneys said:

“Every business has got to embrace digital tourism and deal with social media nowadays. The importance of TripAdvisor has increased enormously in recent years and worldwide travellers of all ages check customer reviews assiduously before choosing where to visit, eat and stay. I am staggered at the consistency of great reviews we have received for our food and all-round experience, since Head Chef, Scott Davies, joined the business. The relationship between every Head Chef and his Restaurant Manager is vital and Petri Pentikainen is wonderful in this role. I am immensely proud of the whole team for being rated so highly as a fine-dining restaurant both in the UK and also, throughout Europe.”

The Three Chimneys restaurant, which is based along the rugged coastline in remote, 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.