MEDIA RELEASE from the Department of Tourism and Leisure – Issue date: 5 August 2009

Taste Isle of Man is a quality assessment scheme supported by the Department of Tourism and Leisure for restaurants, pubs, take aways and other eateries in the Isle of Man.

Members of the scheme are inspected annually by independent assessors who assess every aspect of the customer experience including public areas, cleanliness, bar and restaurant, hospitality, service and efficiency and food quality. Those who achieve the accreditation are awarded a ‘Quality Assured’ or ‘Highest Quality Assured’ sign to display outside their premises.

In addition, establishments are assessed on the use and promotion of local produce and those achieving a quality score over 60% are awarded the ‘Harvest Isle of Man’ accolade, which is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Whilst many different types of cuisine are available in the Isle of Man much emphasis is placed on the use of the magnificent food that is produced on our own doorstep including locally produced flour, fish, bread, pork, herbs, vegetables, eggs, beef, lamb, honey, milk, cheese, butter, ice cream and beers, all of which are readily available and ensure a reduction in food miles and an unrivalled quality and freshness.

The Assessors have recently inspected a wide range of eating out establishments and those who have received their grading are now displaying the new signage showing the rating they have been awarded. The following eateries have achieved accreditation and have been awarded a ‘Quality Assured’ or ‘Highest Quality Assured’ sign to display outside their premises:

Highest Quality Assured
Copperfields Old Edwardian Restaurant
Garrison Wine & Tapas Bar
Harbour Lights Café & Restaurant Ramsey
L’Experience Restaurant
Tanroagan Seafood Restaurant

Quality Assured
Café Rosa Restaurant
HQ Bar and Restaurant
Harbour Lights Café & Restaurant Peel
Harbour Lights Café & Restaurant – PSM
Imperial Dragon Chinese Restaurant
Mount Murray Hotel Restaurant
Mount Murray Hotel Golf Club
Niarbyl Café & Visitor Centre
Nobles Park Café
Peel Fisheries
The Liverpool Arms
The Pavillion, Laxey
Welbeck Hotel & Restaurant