Coffee house award is a monumental honour

The cafe at a major tourist attraction has been honoured for its outstanding commitment to local Scottish produce.

Legends Coffee House, at The National Wallace Monument in Stirling, has been awarded Taste Our Best accreditation from VisitScotland.

This quality assurance status is awarded to food and drink establishments that can demonstrate their use of fresh, seasonal Scottish produce from local sources and that have friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Legends Coffee House works with local Scottish businesses, such as Graham’s Family Dairy, the Trossachs Pie & Pastry Company and Hamilton’s Cheesecakes to make sure their menu showcases the best local produce. The award-winning café ensures that the offering caters for a range of customers visiting the historic landmark, no matter what their personal taste or dietary requirements.

As well as receiving a Taste Our Best accreditation, The National Wallace Monument has also maintained its 4 star attraction rating.

Linda Robertson, duty manager at the attraction said: ‘At The National Wallace Monument, our focus is always on providing an outstanding experience and excellent customer service.

‘In Legends Coffee House we aim to serve fresh and tasty food, prepared and served with a smile. We hope that our customers, from near and far, think about Legends as a great place to meet friends, or relax after taking on the Monument’s 246 steps!’

Lord Thurso, VisitScotland chairman, added: ‘It is wonderful to see the Legends Coffee House at The National Wallace Monument achieve this award. The landmark is a key attraction to Stirling and the surrounding area and this award is a testament to all of the hard work and dedication of the staff.

‘There is a growing expectation and desire among visitors to see local produce included in their dining experiences and Taste Our Best provides businesses with an assessment of the overall quality of the visitor experience and the use of Scottish produce on their menu.

‘We need to create world class experiences, events and attractions to keep up with ever-changing visitor demands. Tourism is more than a holiday experience – it is the heartbeat of the Scottish economy and touches every community, generating income, jobs and social change.’

Legends Coffee House is currently open daily.

Click HERE to find out more facts about the National Wallace Monument.