Food hygiene rating
The food hygiene rating scheme is run by the borough in partnership with the Food Standards Agency.
The scheme provides information about hygiene standards in:
- other places you eat out
- supermarkets and food shops
How we calculate ratings
Each business is given a rating following an inspection by a food safety officer. They inspect:
- how hygienically the food is handled
- safe food preparation such as cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage
- the premises such as cleanliness, repair, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
- food safety management and documentation
The rating reflects the conditions found at the time of the last inspection and does not reflect the quality of food or the standards of service the business provides.
A business is given a rating of 0 to 5.
All businesses should be able achieve the top rating of 5. Where a business does not achieve the top rating, the food safety officer will explain to the owner or manager, what improvements are needed.
Search hygiene ratings
You can look up food hygiene ratings for businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
You can also check individual businesses when you are out and about by looking for a window sticker showing their rating. Display is voluntary in England.
Re-rating a business
If a business makes improvements to their hygiene standards they can request a revisit. A rating may go up, down or stay the same, depending on the conditions found at the time of the revisit.
We charge £290 for rescoring revisits. Contact the Environmental Health Team if you would like a rescore visit.
Find out more
Read more about the food hygiene rating scheme.