Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Taste Isle of Man assures quality in food and service

Following its success last year, Isle of Man Tourism is pleased to announce the launch of the second ‘Taste Directory’ for eating establishments on the Island.  

The Taste Isle of Man quality assessment scheme was introduced in 2008 to independently assess the Island’s restaurants, pubs, takeaways and other eateries and the Taste directory was first produced last year, for the benefit of both visitors to the Island and local residents.  This invaluable booklet lists a wide range of ‘Quality Assured’ or ‘Highest Quality Assured’ eateries across the Isle of Man.

Each of the establishments listed are members of the scheme and inspected annually in all aspects including cleanliness, bar and restaurant, hospitality, service and food quality. Those who are accredited are awarded a ‘Quality Assured’ or ‘Highest Quality Assured’ accolade. They are also assessed on their use and promotion of local produce and those achieving a score over 60% are awarded the ‘Harvest Isle of Man’ accolade, which is supported by the department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

The scheme has proving even more successful this year with the number of participants up from 18 last year to 32.  The following eateries have recently been inspected and achieved accreditation.

Highest Quality Assured                                    
Copperfields Old Edwardian Restaurant                     
Harbour Lights Café and Restaurant, Ramsey                        
L’Experience Restaurant                                       
Niarbyl Restaurant
Tanroagan Seafood Restaurant                          
The Courthouse

Quality Assured
Alpine Coffee Shop
Cafe Rosa Restaurant
Davison’s at the Villa                                            
Harbour Lights Café and Restaurant, Peel                             
Harbour Lights Café and Restaurant, Port St Mary                   
HQ Bar & Restaurant                                           
Imperial Dragon Chinese Restaurant
Isola
JAKS
Mines Tavern
Mitre Hotel
Nobles Park Café
Peel Fisheries
Rasoi Indian Restaurant and Takeaway
Rendezvous
The Bay Room                                                   
The Crosby Hotel
The Curry Lounge
The George Hotel
The Glen Helen Inn
The Highwayman
The Liverpool Arms
The Riverside Catering and Eatery
The Sound Café
Tholton Tea Room & Bistro
Welbeck Hotel

Copies of the ‘Taste Isle of Man’ Directory are available from the Welcome Centre in the Sea Terminal.  For further information contact Bob Doodson, Isle of Man Tourism Quality and Service Executive, on 685965.

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