Revealed: Food hygiene rating for every eatery in Norfolk and Waveney
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Revealed: Food hygiene rating for every eatery in Norfolk and Waveney

Aug 11, 2023

We've published on our interactive map for the first time the food hygiene ratings for every premises in Norfolk and Waveney which serves food.

It includes schools, supermarkets, care homes, pubs, restaurants, shops and cafes.

Each business is given a hygiene rating on a scale of zero to five by the local council.

Each rating on the map above means the following: 5 = very good (dark green); 4 = good (light green); 3 = generally satisfactory (yellow); 2 = improvement necessary (dark yellow); 1 = major improvement necessary (orange); 0 = urgent improvement necessary (red).

The ratings in the map above show the score for each business up to and including May 2016 for Norfolk and Waveney. Zoom in to your area to find out the ratings for the places you're interested in.

Rat droppings found at Energy restaurant on Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth (Image: Great Yarmouth Borough Council)

The Great Yarmouth council area has the most places rated zero, with 10 premises given the lowest possible score. They are:

•Palace Bingo and Casino Club

•Flour & Bean

•Top Gem

•Energy Chinese Buffet, which was recently fined by magistrates after inspectors found rat droppings and mouldy sweet and sour sauce.•Charlie's Traditional Fish and Chips


•The Gallon Pot

•Spicy Papadum in Caister-on-Sea

•Potter Fish Bar in Bastwick

•Church Farm Residential Home in Hemsby

As previously reported, five places in Norwich are currently rated 'zero'. They are:

•Ali Andos on Unthank Road

•Shah Zahan Indian Take Away on Waterloo Road

•Thai Lanna on Bridewell Alley

•PJ's on Spencer Street

•Welcome Chinese Takeaway on Bull Close Road

Waveney also had five places rated as 'zero'. They are:

•Pearl Chinese Takeaway in Kessingland

•Oddfellows Arms in Pakefield

•Flying Dutchman on Oulton Broad

•Trowel and Hammer in Kirkley

•The New Shanghai in Lowestoft

North Norfolk has just one, the Coast kebab in Cromer, while King's Lynn and West Norfolk had three: Gourmet Plaza in North Lynn, Kebabland in King's Lynn and King's in South Wootton.

In South Norfolk there was just one, the Cherry Tree Public House in Wicklewood, while Breckland and Broadland had none, giving them the cleanest restaurants in the county.

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), businesses that score zero tend to have a history of serious problems and are likely to be performing poorly in the three areas food safety officers inspect, which are:

•How hygienically food is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored.

•The cleanliness, layout, lighting and ventilation of the building.

•The systems in place to make sure food is safe for consumption.

This map will be updated and republished every month.

Click here to view the full results in a table and food standard reports