Seventeen businesses in the North East have been smacked with a poor hygiene rating in the first two months of 2024.

The Food Hygiene ratings show that a number of businesses have been told in the last few weeks that 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 vast majority of takeaways and restaurants continue to receive a rating of three or above.

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

We’ve rounded up the most recent results from inspections carried out in January and February 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, March 10, 2024.

Here’s the list of takeaways recently rated:

One star

La Roma

191 Northgate, North Lodge, Darlington

Inspected on January 23, 2024

Fortune Star

6 Lombard Place, Chester-le-Street

Inspected on January 22, 2024


5 Darlington Road, Ferryhill

Inspected on January 24, 2024

Yu Chu

6 Holm Hill Lane, Peterlee

Inspected on January 30, 2024

Diamon Catering

Mobile Catering

Inspected on January 31, 2024

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

The Carriage

Old Jesmond Station Jesmond Three Sixty, Newcastle

Inspected on February 4, 2024

The Keelman

The Keelman Grange Road, Newcastle

Inspected on January 26, 2024

The Waterford Lodge

Castle Square, Morpeth

Inspected on January 16, 2024

Best Pizza Jarrow Limited

74 Ellison Street, Jarrow

Inspected on January 24, 2024

The Snack Shack

98A The Broadway, Grindon, Sunderland

Inspected on February 1, 2024

Zero star

Pizza Hot

16 Main Street, Ferryhill

Inspected on January 22, 2024

Azzurri’s/ Sunday Dinner at Azzurri’s

404 Chillingham Road, Newcastle

Inspected on February 9, 2024

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Little Miami Latin Bistro Bar

4 Waterloo Street, Newcastle

Inspected, February 9, 2024

Pizza and Co

3 – 5 Westmorland Road, Newcastle

Inspected January 30, 2024