Criteria for achieving Taste Our Best
VisitScotland's food and drink Quality Assurance scheme, Taste Our Best, recognises and celebrates businesses providing locally sourced quality food and drink.
A wide range of businesses, from restaurants, cafes and takeaways to hotels, visitor attractions and B&Bs can join Taste Our Best. Depending on your type of business, please review the relevant criteria below to achieve Taste Our Best and the guidance on how best to promote the provenance of the food and drink you serve.
Taste Our Best assessments are part of our Quality Assurance scheme for hotels, visitor attractions and small serviced accommodation providers, so are carried out as part of the overall quality grading visit.
If you are part of a relevant QA scheme you don't need to apply separately, but need to meet some additional criteria to achieve Taste Our Best.
Restaurants, bars and takeaways
- Stand alone restaurant, bistro, brassiere, bar or pub £127.70 + VAT
- Stand alone coffee shop or café £79.80 + VAT
- Takeaway £53.20 + VAT
Hotels and exclusive use venues
Small serviced accommodation
This group includes small accommodation businesses that provide food for guests:
- Guest accommodation
- Guest houses
- Restaurants with rooms
This group includes the following types of business that provide food for guests:
- Visitor attractions
- Activity providers
- Activity centres
- Arts venues
- Tour operators that offer a visitor experience.
COVID-19 guidance for Taste Our Best
Published December 2020
Additional guidance to achieving high standards within the Quality Assurance Scheme whilst implementing COVID-19 measures.