There’s no shortage of restaurants, takeaways and food shops in Middlesbrough.

However, not all are as clean as you might expect, with 24 sites in the town slapped with a zero or one food hygiene rating. We’ve pulled them all together in one list and they will all have to make big improvements to up their score.

For those rated a zero, urgent improvements are required, while a one means that major improvements are necessary. These ratings were taken from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website as they appeared on June 17 2022.

Since these scores were dished out some of the businesses have new owners, some have high hopes for their next inspection and others are busy training their staff.

Read on for the full list in the town.

0 Rating – Urgent improvement necessary



124-126 Gresham Road Middlesbrough, TS1 4LP
Last inspection date: 09 March 2022

31-33 Parliament Road Middlesbrough, TS1 4JP
Last inspection date: 10 February 2022

Antalya Shawarma
271-273 Linthorpe Road Middlesbrough, TS1 4AS
Last inspection date: 16 March 2022

A spokesperson said, since the inspection, the shop has been refurbished, the staff are working alongside the council to improve and they are waiting on re-inspection. They said that one of the reasons for the one-star rating was an unused upstairs room with a broken window where old machines were kept.

They added that the shop has never had any issues with customers and everyone loves the food.

Dee Dee’s Café
Snowdon Road Middlesbrough, TS2 1LR
Last inspection date: 13 April 2022

301 Linthorpe Road Middlesbrough, TS1 4AP
Last inspection date: 16 February 2022

A spokesperson said: “It’s a new shop and also a new business for us, and there were many rules and regulations which we weren’t aware.

“The council has given us some major works to be done and we’ve done the majority of the work, but they won’t review the score yet.

“So we’re just waiting for few more minor works to do and will ask the council to review it again and hopefully that should resolve the issue of 0 star.”

Palladium Fish & Chips
53 Eastbourne Road Middlesbrough, TS5 6QN
Last inspection date: 14 October 2021
There are new owners at the takeaway and it is waiting for an inspection.

58 Parliament Road Middlesbrough, TS1 4LA
Last inspection date: 26 October 2017

1 Rating – Major improvement necessary


Annie’s Kitchen
143 Linthorpe Road Middlesbrough, TS1 4AG
Last inspection date: 06 May 2022
A spokesperson said: “We are improving our business standards and working closely with the local council to improve our standards.”

Boro 24 Hour Shop
293 Linthorpe Road Middlesbrough, TS1 4AP
Last inspection date: 04 July 2019

87 Borough Road Middlesbrough, TS1 3AA
Last inspection date: 17 November 2021

King’s Chop Suey
14 King’s Road Middlesbrough, TS3 6NF
Last inspection date: 26 November 2019

King’s Fish Shop
12 King’s Road Middlesbrough, TS3 6NF
Last inspection date: 30 March 2022

Kowloon House
426 Linthorpe Road Middlesbrough, TS5 6HW
Last inspection date: 14 November 2019

Previously, Kowloon House has said that over the last 15 years of business it had always been rated as a four but an allergy incident (which it claims to not have been involved in) prompted an investigation, which led to it being temporarily given a one. A re-inspection is expected soon.

Mini Food Store
130 Clarendon Road Middlesbrough, TS1 3DT
Last inspection date: 15 October 2019

Pizza Pan
267a Acklam Road Middlesbrough, TS5 7BP
Last inspection date: 20 April 2022

Princess Pizza
19 Shelton Court Middlesbrough, TS3 9PD
Last inspection date: 27 February 2020

Ranya Mini Market
87 Victoria Road Middlesbrough, TS1 3HY
Last inspection date: 02 March 2022

Serco (James Cook University Hospital)
Marton Road Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW
Last inspection date: 06 April 2022

A spokesperson said: “Serco is committed to achieving and maintaining extremely high standards of Food Safety, and at James Cook University Hospital we have consistently achieved scores of 5 from Middlesbrough Council

“All food served at James Cook University Hospital is routinely provided under strict controls that were not observed at the time of the inspections. A wide range of food and environmental samples were taken by the Council’s environmental health officers for microbiological testing – none of which failed. This supports the verification of the food safety controls we have in place.

“We are taking this report extremely seriously and have conducted a full investigation involving all tiers of management and front line staff, and with full consultation and transparency with our client.”

They went on to add that many of the issues were rectified immediately and they are requesting a re-inspection as soon as possible.

Shisha Lounge
186 Linthorpe Road Middlesbrough, TS1 3RF
Last inspection: 21 November 2019

17 Gresham Road Middlesbrough, TS1 4LY
Last inspection date: 02 March 2022

The Flour Shop Cakery
Saltwells Road Middlesbrough, TS4 2ED
Last inspection date: 29 March 2022

Thorntree Fish and Chips
The Greenway Middlesbrough, TS3 9NB
Last inspection date: 28 September 2021

Wellington Garage and Cafe
Florence Street Middlesbrough, TS2 1DR
Last inspection date: 22 October 2019
Wellington Garage said the cafe was not a part of its operation and was entirely separate.

88-90 Linthorpe Road Middlesbrough, TS1 2JZ
Last inspection date: 13 April 2022

A spokesperson said: “Our staff have now received a much higher level of training and qualifications in both food safety and allergens.”

They shared proof that at least three of the staff have now achieved a level two safer food handler award for food safety while other staff have also received further training.

They went on to add: “Our application for a revisit has been accepted as we have shown environmental health that we have moved swiftly to ensure we are dedicated to ensuring a clean and safe place of business.”

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