In response to consumer insights, particularly growing interest in sampling Scottish produce, VisitScotland has replaced the former EatScotland food and drink scheme with the new scheme, Taste Our Best.


Taste Our Best is VisitScotland's new Quality Assurance food and drink award scheme. In addition to recognising and raising quality standards, the scheme has been designed to stimulate the use and promotion of Scottish produce.


Restaurants, Cafes, Tearooms, Takeaways and other similar operational style businesses are eligible for the award and as with the previous EatScotland scheme, a fee applies.

PDF document Taste Our Best criteria and guidance notes for restaurants, cafes and takeaways - size 232kb



 TOB waitress

How does Taste Our Best work?

  • Under the Taste Our Best scheme, businesses receive an assessment of their food provision and menu by qualified assessors.

  • The scheme accredits businesses that offer a quality food and drink experience and include and promote Scottish produce on their menus.Those that meet the criteria gain the award. 

  • The scheme is applicable to hotels, restaurants, cafes, takeaways, visitor attractions and B&Bs

Benefits of Taste Our Best

  • Recognises quality food provision and celebrates the use of Scottish produce

  • Brings together the food and drink and tourism sectors to the benefit of both

  • Includes an advisory debrief for businesses as well as tips on best practice and signposting to producers and suppliers

  • The scheme will be promoted to potential visitors via VisitScotland's consumer marketing channels.
     Taste our best chef


Further information on sourcing Scottish produce:


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