A total of 16 businesses in the North East have been slapped with a poor hygiene rating in the last two months.

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 the last two months 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, June 16, 2024.

Here’s the list of takeaways recently rated:

One Star

Premier – Beverley Way Store

72-76 Beverley Way, Peterlee

Inspected on May 2, 2024

The Standard

88 Princess Road, Seaham

Inspected on May 5, 2024

Porthole Coffee Shop

79 Falmouth  Street, Middlesbrough

Inspected on April 25, 2024


62 Low Friar Street, Newcastle

Inspected on May 8, 2024

Cloc Afro Caribbean Food and Grocery Store

222 Westgate Road, Newcastle

Inspected on May 16, 2024

Gormans Fish and Chips

17 Potts Street, Newcastle

Inspected on May 9, 2024

Heaton Perk

103-105 Heaton Park Road, Newcastle

Inspected on May 13, 2024

Mua Cha

44-50 Stowell Street, Newcastle

Inspected May 15, 2024

Brio Desserts

13 The Oval, Bedlington, Northumberland

Inspected May 5, 2024

The Crows Nest

25 Prospect Place, Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland

Inspected on May 2, 2024

Pipers Quality Butchers

High Street, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland

Inspected on April 23, 2024

Top African Shop

1-3 William Street, Sunderland

Inspected on April 24, 2024

Zero Star

Pizza Royale

299a Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough

Inspected April 24, 2024

The Chairman

15-19 Bedford Street, Middlesbrough

Inspected on April 12, 2024

The Prickly Pear Bistro

Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough

Inspected on April 8, 2024


Sunningdale Road, Sunderland

Inspected on April 18, 2024