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 Monday, April 1.

Here’s the list of takeaways recently rated:


One Star

King Chef

26 Front Street, Stockton On Tees

Inspected on February 08, 2024

Thornley Fisheries

44 Hartlepool Street South, Durham

Inspected on February 13, 2024

The Grove

Birtley Lane, Chester-le-Street

Inspected on February 1, 2024

Hyderabadi Kitchen

199 Borough Road, Middlesbrough

Inspected on January 18, 2024

Endless Kitchen

18 Wansbeck Road South, Newcastle

Inspected on February 26, 2024

Gormans fish and chips

17 Potts Street, Newcastle

Inspected on January 25, 2024

Peggy Sues Diner

203 Chillingham Road, Newcastle

Inspected on January 20, 2024

Rumba Casa Latina

7 Marlborough Crescent

Inspected on January 25, 2024


133 Brookland Terrace, New York, North Shields

Inspected on February 13, 2024

Colliers Café

41a Station Road, Ashington

Inspected on February 20, 2024

Polish Shop Pokusa Limited

23 Hide Hill, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Inspected on February 12, 2024

Charlies Bargain Centre

12 Liverton Terrace South, Liverton Mines

Inspected on February 15, 2024

Pizza Palace

263 Southwick Road, Sunderland

Inspected on February 7, 2024

Pizzamatic NE Ltd

1 Front Street, Hetton-Le-Hole

Inspected on February 21, 2024


Zero Star

Darlington Club and Institute

85 High Northgate, Darlington

Inspected on February 28, 2024

Brambles Farm Social Club

Millbrook Avenue, Middlesbrough

Inspected on February 25, 2024

The Spice Cottage

2 Hutton Street, Newcastle

Inspected on January 24, 2024