Restaurants, Cafes, Bars and Takeaways

 

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.

 

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

 

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 + VAT
  • Schedule of conditions

 

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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 main business benefits of Taste Our Best: 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Scotland 2015.

 

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