Restaurants, Cafes, Bars and
Taste Our Best Scheme
Food and drink is an important part of Scottish cultural identity
and heritage and is a key strength in promoting Scotland as a
holiday destination. Sampling traditional dishes and local produce
is one of the top activities undertaken by our visitors.
Promoting Scotland’s food and drink is a
recipe for success and VisitScotland’s food and drink Quality
Assurance scheme - Taste Our Best - has been designed to recognise
and celebrate businesses that are providing locally sourced,
quality food and drink.
The scheme is open to restaurants, pubs, bars, cafés and
takeaways to join.
Our Best criteria for bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes and
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Cost of scheme membership and schedule of conditions:
- Stand alone restaurant or cafe up to 15 covers £131 + VAT
- Stand alone restaurant or cafe with 16 or more covers £205 +
- Schedule of conditions
How does Taste Our Best
- 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
The main business benefits of Taste Our
- By becoming a Taste Our Business you
will stand apart and will be making it easy
for visitors to identify your business as being one which delivers
the very best Scottish food and drink experience.
- It can help you attract more customers and
improve your bottom line- research has shown that
visitors will pay up to 15% more for food of Scottish origin and
businesses promoting Scottish produce typically enjoy up to 20%
- It allows your business to capitalise on
the increased promotion of Scotland’s food and drink
industry leading up to and during the Year of Food and Drink