As an island in Scottish Inner Hebrides, fishing and agriculture are some of Isle of Skye’s main industries, and as such its restaurants use fresh and locally produced food. Many of the buildings these restaurants are housed in reflect the rich history of the island. Here are 10 must-try establishments if you happen to be visiting this beautiful area.
In a more remote area of the Isle of Skye, Ullinish Country Lodge sits amid rugged, romantic moorland. With scenic cliffs, beaches and castles nearby, this is the place for a quiet escape for anybody who loves the countryside. At a minimum charge of £55 for a five course meal on a set menu, Ullinish is moderately priced for its standard. The interior decor, exterior surroundings and superb dishes combine to form a divine dining experience. The hotel itself has a rich, literary history; illustrious English writer Samuel Johnston and Scottish lawyer and author James Boswell stayed at Ullinish in the autumn of 1773.
Struan, Isle of Skye 01470572214
Originally built as a farmhouse, many of the traditional elements of the Edinbane Inn have been retained, including a stove, open fire and exposed stone walls. With beautiful views overlooking Loch Greshornish, it’s a peacefully secluded place to dine. Like many of the restaurants on this list, Edinbane’s menu changes to match the availability of produce. Every meal however is carefully designed to create a unique taste experience. Traditional music sessions take place three times a week in the evening to form a really special atmosphere.
Edinbane Hotel, Edinbane, Portree, Isle Of Skye 01470 582414