We are incredibly lucky to have such a wide variety of quality cuisine on our doorstep. Dining in Skye & Lochalsh is unique as we have access to outstanding local produce, and the thriving tourism industry attracts world-renowned chefs to the area. Lamb and Beef from heather-grazing free-roaming animals, langoustines and crabs fresh off the boat, hand-dived scallops, tasty mussels and oysters mean it’s any chef’s paradise.
The selection of quality restaurants and Catering Services is vast, choosing a special place for your wedding reception is very difficult indeed, so I have created a top 10 to showcase some of the best options the area has to offer;
Kinloch Lodge – The Highland home of Lady Claire & Godfrey Macdonald is well known for its charming, cosy warm hospitality and wonderful food. Head Chef Marcello Tully has worked closely with Lady Claire to devise menu’s that compliment the finest local produce and together they have created a Michelin-starred dining establishment like no other.
Kinloch is a truly unique place in a magical setting, nestled at the foot of Kinloch Hill on the tranquil shoreline of the sea-loch Na Dal in the Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye.
Duisdale Hotel – An award winning hotel in Sleat on the Isle of Skye with lovely gardens and a beautiful view over to Knoydart, the hotel can cater for weddings with up to 50 guests, but also has the option for larger numbers with marquees in the grounds. The owners offer a completely unique wedding experience with the option to hire exclusive use of their luxury yacht!
The Cuillin Hills Hotel – is in a beautiful setting with views over Portree Bay and over towards the cuillins, they offer some fabulous wedding packages and can cater for weddings of up to 70 guests, with the option of hiring the whole hotel as ‘Exclusive Use’ for your special occasion.
Flodigarry Hotel – Located near Staffin in the North of Skye, Flodigarry Hotel has stunning facilities, luxury accommodation and superb catering. Its magnificent position at the Waterfront and between impressive mountains means it is undoubtedly the perfect place for a honeymoon too.
Skeabost Hotel – Skeabost House Hotel is the ideal venue to celebrate the most important day. Skeabost House is set in 23 acres of woodland with a golf course and the mighty river Snizort running through the grounds. The old pier provides the perfect backdrop for wonderful photographs and the venue itself is perfect for exclusive use weddings seating up to 85 in the dining room, or up to 150 with a marquee.
Coruisk House – A romantic three century old croft house located in Elgol, two miles from Elgol harbour with its amazing and iconic view towards the Cuillin ridge over Loch Scavaig. The location offers some of the most beautiful and majestic scenery on Skye and in the Highlands. Coruisk House is primarily known for superb seafood and Highland meat dishes, presented beautifully with attention to detail and complemented with a great wine list! A great choice for any small wedding celebrations or ‘Just the Two of Us’ weddings.
Plockton Shores – run by husband & wife Ian and Anne James, Plockton Shores is a fabulous restaurant loved by the locals – it’s well known for fine quality food and a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for small intimate weddings or elopements.
Applecross Inn – Situated in the remote Applecross Peninsula with views over the Sound of Raasay and Skye the Applecross Inn has an excellent reputation for fabulous food in a stunning setting. Applecross is reached by the ‘Bealach na Ba’, Britain’s highest mountain pass and is surrounded by mountains, rivers and forests – The Victorian walled garden is the ideal spot for your wedding photographs.
Tartan Heart Events – Tartan Heart Events are an alternative events management company offering bespoke catering services. Based beside the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle they can offer the complete wedding package to meet all your requirements including Marquees, Decoration, Catering, Staff and Entertainment. From Paella loaded with the very best of local seafood, Succulent Hog roasts with all the trimmings, pulled pork, Scallops and Langoustines – Tartan Heart Events can cater for all styles including informal smaller events or gatherings, to full Champagne receptions and 5 course luxury menus.
Croft No.8 Catering – Dede MacGillvray lives in sleat on Skye and started out running an in-house restaurant in a recording studio in London cooking for many celebrities at film premieres and Sporting Events. Dede went on to have a very successful events catering company but spent a majority of her time marketing, meeting clients, coordinating and had lost touch with the kitchen so felt it was time for a new chapter – she sold up and moved to her grandparent’s croft on Skye in 2005. It was a good move – especially for us, Dede has loads of experience and is well known for creating delicious dishes and setting up some spectacular buffets!
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