Businesses are selected to appear on this website on merit alone. Our aim is to create a trusted guide to high quality food and drink independents.

Our criteria for selecting businesses consists of one simple question: would we recommend this independent food or drink business to a discerning friend? If it’s a yes, we add it to the website.

After selecting a business on merit, we invite the owner to run a member offer of their choice to GFC members. We leave this up to each individual business and encourage them to run one, although we understand that some do not wish to, so do not make it mandatory.

The businesses we recommend online do not pay to appear on the GFC website. Our revenue comes from our annual printed handbook. Each business we recommend is reserved space in the handbook and we hope they choose to support us. They can opt out if they wish.