The latest round of food hygiene inspections in Newcastle and Sunderland has seen several takeaways slapped with the lowest possible rating.

The Food Hygiene Agency rates all eateries around the country out of five.

Inspections are carried out throughout the year at cafes and restaurants everywhere.

Assessments look at a range of factors when they make their decisions but they focus on hygiene, safety, structural compliance and confidence in management.

In the North East and North Yorkshire, the majority of takeaways and restaurants continue to receive a three and above rating.

But there are a number in Newcastle and Sunderland that have been identified which urgently need improvement.

This could mean improving the maintenance of the equipment to the handling of food.

What each hygiene rating means:

0 - Urgent Improvement Necessary
1 - Major Improvement Necessary
2 - Some Improvement Necessary
3 - Hygiene Standards Generally Satisfactory
4 - Hygiene Standards Good
5 - Hygiene Standards Very Good

You can look through the full list of restaurants the Food Standards Agency has inspected through their website here.

All ratings are as listed by the FSA on its website at the time of creating this list on November 2, 2023.

One Star

Grill House

11 Elemore Lane, Horton-le-Spring

Inspected on September 14, 2023

Southwick Butchers

16A The Green, Southwick, Sunderland

Inspected on August 31, 2023


73 Newbottle Street, Houghton-le-Spring

Inspected on August 21, 2023


35 Great Market, Newcastle

Inspected on September 29, 2023

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