Food Tasting: Scorrybreac

Updated: Jan 13, 2019

Door sign of Scorrybreac Restaurant
Door sign of the restaurant. Played with color-correction slightly using Lightroom so it could look more orange-y.

MICHELIN Guide 2018 Restaurants -- not the first thing you would associate to when you think of Isle of Skye right? Think again. Introducing Scorrybreac Restaurant in Portree.

Sitting on top of the harbor of Portree with a distant mountain view and just having 8 tables, Scorrybreac Restaurant is perhaps the most cozy place for dinner in Portree.

Using local cooking meats from the hills and the seafood just from the harbor below, Scorrybreac shows you what it means by Scottish Fine Dining.

The restaurant changes their sample menu on a monthly basis. What I am showing you in the following are some dishes featured in its April sample menu.

Monk fish, scallops, tangerine
Monk fish, scallops, tangerine

The starter is definitely the highlight of the night. For a person who rarely tastes monk fishes, I am certainly impressed by how well the monk fish works with scallops and tangerines.

What's special about the monk fish is that it is completely raw. By adding salt and sugar, the moisture in the monk fish could be carried away so it could be very fresh.

Venison, Spring onions

Here comes the main. Venison is always a good idea when having Scottish food. Using local wild venison from the hills with some spring onions, the dish is very well-balanced.

Cardamon, Pear, Yoghurt

Finally, the dessert. Using cardamon as the highlight and yoghurt to balance its favor, this pear dessert is very well-rounded.

Overall, dishes served by Scorrybreac is consistently simple. A friend of mine once said "the best dishes are often served with minimal amount of ingredients." I guess this could be best demonstrated by my experience at Scorrybreac.


Address: 7 Bosville Terrace, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9DG

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