With winter still among us, some of us might be tempted to spend a weekend evening instead of a traditional evening or family reunion.
But a new year brings the same takeaway considerations, with food hygiene to watch out for if you’re grabbing the menu and the phone over the holidays.
Food hygiene inspections continued in earnest through the Christmas holidays, with more restaurants added to the list of outlets across the county ranked as one out of five, meaning major improvement is needed.
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Derby has seen some changes to its list of one-star-rated outlets since we last reported on it in early December, with the city continuing to make improvements – it now has 20 restaurants with a one-star rating from 23 at the start. December .
The following items were all inspected in 2021, unless otherwise noted, and all received a one star rating.
- Afro Emma Shop – Normanton Road
- Apna Currys and Fast Food – Pear Tree Road
- Istanbul – Pear Trees Route
- Kurdistan Bakery – Pear Tree Road
- Kurdistan Restaurant – Pear Tree Road
- Lahorees – Pear Tree Road
- Zam Zam Supermarket – Pear Tree Road (inspected September 2020)
- Asmara Cafe – Monk Street (inspected March 2019)
- Biedronka – Upper Dale Road
- Food Venue – Upper Dale Road
- Delton Foods – Walbrook Road
- Fung Wong – Osmanton Road
- St Thomas Shop – St Thomas Road
- Junction Cafe – Pride Parkway (inspected Jan 2019)
- Gourmet Pig Butchers – Park Farm Centre, Allestree
- New Desi Karahi – St Thomas Road
- Punjab Meat Center – St Giles Road
- Guru Ravidas Bhawan – Duncan Road (inspected January 2020)
- Pasta 4 U – The Derbion
- Spice Palace – London Road
Spice Palace and Fung Wong were the only new restaurants on the list since the ratings were last published in early December, after being asked to make major improvements following inspections on November 17 and December 8 respectively.
Ideal Sweets, in Normanton Road, and Royals in Pear Tree Road are both awaiting inspection according to the Food Standards Agency website.
But two restaurants made big improvements in December, with Subway in Normanton Road – which had previously discovered cockroaches in its store – receiving five stars on December 7.
Dunns River Diner in Pear Tree Road also went down from a one to five rating after being inspected on December 7.
Elton Road Convenience Store in Elton Road received a ‘good’ (four out of five) rating on 1 December.
There are also several others around the county, with recently inspected outlets in Chesterfield, High Peak and North East Derbyshire.
- Pizza Roma – Grosvenor Road, Ripley (inspected July 2020)
In Bolsover, Top Nosh was re-inspected on November 30 but scored a star again. Bolsover’s list is:
- Search for Royal Oak Inn – High Street
- The Great Wall – Town Street, Pinxton
- Top Nosh – Bolsover Road, Shuttlewood
Chesterfield saw Tasty Bites added one star to its list of restaurants, meaning four now have the rating. They are:
- Joy U – Chester Street, Chesterfield
- Tasty Bites – Chesterfield Road, Staveley
- The Moonrakers – Keswick Drive, Chesterfield
- Wong Lee – Church Street, Brimington
In the Derbyshire Valleysthe Royal Oak Hotel in Ashbourne was upgraded from one star to four after an inspection on 30 November.
But five new outlets were rated one out of five in November 2021 and another in December 2021, meaning the following establishments need to make improvements:
- Chinese Bird’s Nest Takeaway – St John Street, Wirksworth
- Search for Charles Cotton Hotel – Market Square
- H&D Exotic Teas – Queen Street, Tideswell
- Hulland General Store – Main Road, Hulland (inspected November 2019, with new listing coming soon)
- Long Meadow Residential House – Bakewell Road, Matlock
- Rose Cottage – North Parade, Matlock Bath
- Round Oak in Sudbury – School Lane, Sudbury
- Spice Restaurant – Dale Road, Matlock
- The Moon Inn – High Street, Stoney Middleton (inspected January 2020)
- The Tors Cafe – Derby Road, Cromford
- Yeldersley Farm Milk Vending Machine
Erewash saw a new addition in November, with Go Local Breaston stores in The Green, Breaston dropping from one star to three on 7 December.
This means that the following Erewash outlets have a one-star rating:
- Happy House – Derby Road, Long Eaton
- Saagar – Tamworth Road, Sawley
- Steamboat Inn – Lock Lane, Sawley (inspected March 2019)
- The Thai Kitchen – Tamworth Road, Long Eaton (inspected July 2018)
- Za Za Pizza – Station Road, Long Eaton
In high peak, the Whaley Kebab House in Market Street was the only addition to the list of one-star restaurants. Olivers in High Street, Buxton, can no longer be found on the Food Standards Agency website.
Pa Pa Pan Pizza in Market Street, New Mills has been upgraded from one star to four, meaning it now has a good rating, on November 30. The full list of one-star outlets is as follows:
- Fiveways Cafe and Laundry – West Road, Buxton
- Ghauri Off License – Station Road, Hadfield (inspected March 2020)
- Hargate Hill Cafe – Hargate Hill, Glossop (inspected October 2020)
- The Chippy Village – Church Street, Hayfield
- Whaley Kebab House – Market Street, Whaley Bridge
North East Derbyshire saw a new restaurant – the Border View Farm Shop in Dronfield Woodhouse – enter its list of one-star establishments since our last review post. Chinese Dragon, in Cherry Tree Drive, Killamarsh, saw its food hygiene rating deteriorate from one star to zero stars on November 24.
Kathmandu Gurkha in High Street, Clay Cross, was briefly rated one, but received a “good” rating of four stars on December 21.
The list is:
- Border View Farm Shop – Rod Moor Road, Dronfield Woodhouse
- Grassmoor Supermarket – New Street, Grassmoor
- Simply Chinese @ The Rock – Chesterfield Road, Dronfield
- Tasty Bites – Private address
- Search for The Plow Inn – Matlock Road
- Hotel West End – Westthorpe Road, Killamarsh
- Your Store – Heath Road, Holmewood
South Derbyshire has seen no changes to its roster since early December 2021:
All food hygiene scores were correct as of January 14, 2022.
Inspections are carried out by the local council in accordance with standards set by the Food Standards Agency.
Officers inspect three main categories – hygienic food handling, cleanliness and condition of facilities and the building, and food safety management.
A zero rating means urgent improvements are needed, with councils having the power to temporarily close a food outlet if it poses a risk to public safety.
A rating of one out of five means that major improvements are needed.
After a company’s inspection, the board has 14 days to notify operators of the rating decision.
The company then has 21 days to appeal this decision and only after that can Derbyshire Live submit a freedom of information request for more information, which may take up to 20 working days to be delivered.
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