Nine businesses in the North East have been slapped with a poor hygiene rating in the last two months.

The Food Hygiene scores show that a number of businesses across the region have been told they need to make improvements.

The ratings, which are based on hygiene and safety, structural compliance and confidence in management are routinely updated.

Across the UK, every food outlet including convenience stores, restaurants, hospitals and care homes are given a hygiene rating.

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 that are identified as causes for concern which must either make "urgent" or "major" improvements.

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

Here's the list of takeaways recently rated

We’ve rounded up the latest results from inspections carried out in October and November from the ratings that have been published by the Food Standards Agency and can be found here

All ratings are as listed by the FSA on its website at the time of creating this list on Sunday, February 11, 2024.

Food hygiene:

One Star

The Bishop Lodge

Addison Road, Bishop Auckland

Inspected on December 13, 2023

Drinks Express

502 Elswick Road, Newcastle

Inspected on January 12, 2024


271 -271A Stanhope Street, Newcastle

Inspected on January 10, 2024

Persian Delight

276 – 280 Stanhope Street, Newcastle

Inspected on January 11, 2024

Flexible Support Options

13 – 15 Thorntree Way, Blyth

Inspected on December 6, 2023

Chilli Express

298 Birchington Avenue, Eston

Inspected on December 11, 2023

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The Worx

9 Ennis Square, Dormanstown

Inspected on December 14, 2023


The Old Bingo Hall, Silksworth Terrace

Inspected on December 11, 2023

Yummy Chinese Takeaway

6 Eddison Road, Swan Industrial Estate, Washington

Inspected on January 2, 2024