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Taste Our Best

Food and drink worth travelling for

Taste Our Best is an accreditation scheme we run which celebrates businesses who serve up locally sourced, quality food and drink. Of course, there’s no shortage of incredible dishes, drinks and produce on offer wherever you are in the country – more than 1,000 businesses are already part of the scheme after all.

What our visitors tell us about food


Say that food is important when choosing a holiday destination


Of a typical holiday budget is spent on food


Plan to try local cuisine


Want to visit a pub

Why Taste Our Best?

  • Showcase your excellence

    Being a Taste Our Best business means that you can be easily identified as a provider of high quality locally sourced food and drink, something that we’ll help support throughout our marketing

  • Open to more than restaurants

    You can sign up to be part of Taste Our Best if you’re a restaurant, pub or takeaway. Hotels, B&Bs, guest houses, exclusive use venues and visitor attractions can take part too – these businesses will be automatically assessed as part of their Quality Assurance visit and won’t need to sign up separately, contact your Industry Relationship Manager for more information 

  • Important to visitors

    Our visitors tell us how important food is to their holiday-making decisions. Read our food and drink insights to find out more

How to apply for Taste our Best

For restaurants, cafes and takeaways

If you’re a food service business like a restaurant, café, pub, or takeaway, and you’re not operating as part of a Quality Assured business like a hotel or visitor attraction please take the following steps to apply.

  1. 1

    Make sure you match the criteria

    Find out what you need to do to achieve the award. Don’t worry if you’re not sure if you can apply. We can offer you guidance on what you can do to fit the bill. 

  2. 2

    Find out which category your business comes under

    There is currently no charge to join Taste Our Best in 2021. Our normal annual fees relating to your Taste Our Best assessment is based on the type of food business you run. Take a look at indicative costs for reference and our Schedule of Conditions on this page. Again, if you’re not sure which category your business comes under, please get in touch to discuss.

    VisitScotland QA fees

    Published February 2021

    Indicative cost for reference only

  3. 3

    Contact us

    Register your interest and find out more about joining the scheme by contacting our Customer Services team