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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Mary King's Coffee House Recognised with VisitScotland 'Taste Our Best' Award

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The Real Mary King's Close has received a special award from VisitScotland. In recognition of the quality Scottish food and drink served in the new menu, Mary King’s Coffee House has been awarded a Taste Our Best award for 2017/2018.

Since its inception in 2013 over 1,000 Scottish businesses have taken part in Taste Our Best – the VisitScotland’s accreditation scheme which recognises and celebrates businesses which not only offer a quality experience, but also provide locally sourced food and drink prepared with care and delivered with passion.

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The recently launched new menu at Mary King’s Coffee House is packed with local Scottish produce. Fresh soup and sandwiches are made daily on site, and all cakes, pastries and tray bakes are made locally by Edinburgh‘s Saltire Patisserie. Mary King’s Coffee House also now serves Brodies Fairtrade Tea and Coffee, which is roasted in Musselburgh, just seven miles from the site.
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In addition, for the fourteenth year in a row The Real Mary King’s Close has been awarded a five star VisitScotland rating. Since opening as a visitor attraction, The Real Mary King’s Close has consistently retained its five star status and has attracted over 2 million visitors. Maintaining its five star accreditation continues to position The Real Mary King’s Close alongside Edinburgh’s elite five star attractions which include Edinburgh Castle, Camera Obscura, The Royal Yacht Britannia, and The Scotch Whisky Experience.
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Craig Miller, General Manager of The Real Mary King’s Close comments:

“In this year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, we are absolutely delighted to receive a ‘Taste Our Best’ Award 2017/18 from VisitScotland to add to our five star visitor attraction rating. At The Real Mary King’s Close are committed to offering our guests an authentic, quality experience, and this award is a recognition of our dedication to serving quality Scottish produce in Mary King’s Coffee House.”

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Mary King’s Coffee House is situated in the majestic former Burgh courtroom, within the Real Mary King’s Close visitor attraction. On the historic site previously was The Royal Exchange Coffee House which operated between the mid-18th and early 19th centuries. At its height, the Royal Exchange Coffee House was one of the city’s main talking shops where key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment met to debate the issues of the day.
The Real Mary King’s Close is operated by Continuum Attractions. Continuum Attractions offers a host of cultural visitor attraction experiences across the UK, from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to the story of chocolate at York’s Chocolate Story.

 

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