Restaurants, Cafes, Bars and
Taste Our Best Scheme
VisitScotland's food and drink Quality Assurance scheme, Taste Our
Best, recognises and celebrates businesses providing locally
sourced quality food and drink.
Extensive research has shown the desire to
sample traditional dishes and local produce is high visitors to
Scotland's agenda. Becoming a Taste Our Best business will
help you to attract customers on the look out for quality food with
The benefits of Taste Our Best
- By becoming a Taste Our Best business you will stand apart
and visitors will be able to easily identify that
you deliver the very best Scottish food and drink
- 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% higher sales
- It allows your business to capitalise on the increased
promotion of Scotland's food and drink during the Year of Food and Drink Scotland
What's involved in Taste Our Best assessment ?
In the Taste Our Best scheme, businesses receive an
assessment of their food provision and menu by qualified
Our Best criteria for bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes and
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The scheme accredits businesses that offer a quality food and
drink experience and include and promote Scottish produce on their
Provenance for bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes and
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Cost of Scheme membership and schedule of
- Stand alone restaurant, bistro, brassiere, bar or pub £120
- Stand alone coffee shop or café £75 + VAT
- Takeaway £50 + VAT
Schedule of conditions
Please complete our General Enquiry form to
enquire about joining Taste Our Best.
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cyclists or walkers. Assessment is based on the provision of
facilities and services and recognises efforts made by operators to
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Welcome Scheme participation is part of our Quality Assurance
scheme at no additional cost. If you would like your grading to
include any of the specific Welcome Schemes complete our
application form and your advisor will check that you meet the
criteria at the time of their visit.
Welcome Scheme criteria documents and application form.
A Digital Review is available free of charge
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overview of your website and, where possible, your
website users with feedback about possible improvements
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