Easter weekend is a great time to get together with family, see friends or just get out and about around the county. For many of us, that includes a stop at a favorite restaurant or takeout, or shopping at our local food store for a special meal.
But it is always important to take into account the cleanliness of the place, food hygiene being an important factor in guaranteeing the safety of our food. Councils now regularly inspect food businesses to ensure they comply with food hygiene regulations, but some are not quite up to the task.
Compared to the 61 outlets in Derbyshire that needed major improvements when we last reported on this in March, there are now 72 businesses that need to make changes. We have the full list here.
Read more: All zero food hygiene ratings for Derby and Derbyshire
Derby has seen several changes to its list of outlets rated one out of five since our last report, with 27 restaurants rated as in need of major improvement, up from 23 in March and 20 in January.
The new additions are:
They are in addition to the restaurants and food businesses below that already had a star:
- Afro Shop Emma – Normanton Road (inspected 30th June 2021)
- Apna Currys and Fast Food – Pear Tree Road (Inspected October 5, 2021)
Biedronka – Upper Dale Road (inspected June 21, 2021)
City Off-Licence – Normanton Road (Inspected 16 Dec 2021)
Delton Foods – Walbrook Road (inspected March 10, 2021)
Derby Fishmonger – Normanton Road (inspected January 10, 2022)
- Istanbul – Pear Tree Road (inspected June 10, 2021)
- Kurdistan Restaurant – Pear Tree Road (Inspected July 14, 2021)
Lucky House – Duffield Road (inspected January 27, 2022)
New Desi Karahi – St Thomas Road (inspected 2 March 2021, with new rating to be released soon)
Pasta 4 U – Le Derbion (inspected August 12, 2021)
Pepitos – London Road (inspected January 31, 2022)
Punjab Meat Center – St Giles Road (Inspected 23 June 2021)
Raisway Convenience Store – Handel Street (inspected 11 October 2021)
Sharif & Sons (Goldens Derby Ltd) – Pear Tree Road (inspected 13th January 2022)
Spice Palace – London Road (inspected 17 November 2021)
Fittings – Monk Street (inspected December 13, 2021)
St Thomas Shop – St Thomas Road (inspected 17th August 2021)
Thai Dusit – Bold Lane (inspected February 3, 2022)
Zam Zam Supermarket – Pear Tree Road (Inspected January 24, 2022)
Lahorees at Pear Tree Road was re-inspected on 8th Feb 2022 and has been downgraded to zero meaning urgent improvement is needed. The Asmara Café in Monk Street, which had not been inspected since 2019, is no longer visible on the Food Standards Agency website.
Fung Wong, in Osmaston Road, dropped from one to three after a re-inspection on February 28, 2022. Greedy Pig Butchers, at Park Farm in Allestree, dropped from one to five – the highest rating – on March 8, 2022.
Amber Valley does not have restore points rated one. This makes it the only district in the county that does not have establishments rated zero or one. Kudos to the restaurants in Amber Valley for being clean.
In Bolsover, The Great Wall was re-inspected on February 9 this year, dropping from a rating of one to two. Bolsover’s list is:
- Royal Oak Inn – High Street, Barlborough (inspected 24 May 2021)
- Top Nosh – Bolsover Road, Shuttlewood (inspected 30 November 2021)
Chesterfield did not see any changes in its list. This leaves three establishments in need of major improvement in the neighborhood:
- Tasty Bites – Chesterfield Road, Staveley (inspected 18th November 2021)
- The Moonrakers – Keswick Drive, Chesterfield (inspected 25th August 2021)
- Wong Lee – Church Street, Brimington (inspected 14 October 2021)
In the Derbyshire ValleysThe Moon Inn, in High Street, Stoney Middleton, was reduced from a rating of one to one out of four on February 17, 2022. However, four new outlets have joined the list of establishments rated one, meaning Derbyshire Dales has the most listed food businesses outside of Derby:
- Birds Nest Chinese Takeaway – St John Street, Wirksworth (inspected 10th September 2021)
- Cantonese Wok – Dale Road, Matlock (inspected 21 January 2022)
- Charles Cotton Hotel – Market Place, Hartington (inspected 13 July 2021)
- H&D Exotic Teas – Queen Street, Tideswell (inspected 3rd September 2021)
- Hulland General Store – Main Road, Hulland (inspected November 2019, with new listing coming soon)
- Long Meadow Residential Home – Bakewell Road, Matlock (inspected 24th November 2021)
- Rose Cottage – North Parade, Matlock Bath (inspected 10th November 2021)
- Round Oak in Sudbury – School Lane, Sudbury (inspected November 17, 2021)
- Spar Shop – Kingsgate, Calver (inspected 22nd February 2022)
- Spice Restaurant – Dale Road, Matlock (inspected 25 November 2021)
- Stella’s Kitchen – private address, registered with Derbyshire Dales District Council (inspected 9 March 2022)
- The Bulls Head – The Square, Monyash (inspected 10 February 2022)
- The George Hotel – Alport Lane, Youlgrave (inspected 25th February 2022)
- The Tors Cafe – Derby Road, Cromford (inspected 9th December 2021)
- Yeldersley Farm Milk Vending Machine – Derby Road, Yeldersley (Inspected 8th November 2021)
Erewash saw two new additions to its list, with Ilkeston Mini Market and the Village Chinese Takeaway scoring low in December 2021 and January 2022 respectively. This means that the following Erewash outlets have a one-star rating:
- Green oranges (inspected January 20, 2022)
- Happy House – Derby Road, Long Eaton (inspected 11 March 2021)
- Ilkeston Mini Market – Market Place, Ilkeston (inspected December 2021)
- Saagar – Tamworth Road, Sawley (inspected 5th August 2021)
- Steamboat Inn – Lock Lane, Sawley (inspected 21 March 2019, with new rating to be posted soon)
- The Thai Kitchen – Tamworth Road, Long Eaton (inspected 31 July 2018, with new rating to be posted soon)
- Village Chinese Takeaway – The Village, West Hallam (inspected January 6, 2022)
- Za Za Pizza – Station Road, Long Eaton (inspected 16 November 2021, with new rating to be posted soon)
In high peak, the Ghauri Off in Hadfield license can no longer be found on the Food Standards Agency website. It has been replaced on the list by Wing Lee, in Buxton, which means there are five food businesses listed, which are:
North East Derbyshire saw a new restaurant – Popeye’s 2 in Eckington – enter its list of one-star establishments since the last time we posted ratings. The recently put up for sale Plow Inn in Brackenfield is no longer on the list, nor is Tasty Bites which had a private address.
The full list is:
- Border View Farm Shop – Rod Moor Road, Dronfield Woodhouse (inspected 8th December 2021)
- Clay Cross Desserts, Kebab and Pizza House – Market Street, Clay Cross (inspected 11 January 2022)
- Grassmoor Supermarket – New Street, Grassmoor (inspected 23 September 2021)
- Popeye’s 2 – Market Street, Eckington (inspected 7 February 2022)
- Simply Chinese @ The Rock – Chesterfield Road, Dronfield (inspected 22nd September 2021)
- West End Hotel – Westthorpe Road, Killamarsh (inspected 21st September 2021)
South Derbyshire saw two new restaurants join its list. These are Melbourne Kitchen and Santis Café, in Melbourne and Stenson Fields respectively.
- Amy & Ben’s Kitchen – Private Address (Inspected October 30, 2020)
- Hilton Dial A – Sutton Lane, Hilton (inspected June 10, 2021)
- Melbourne Kitchen – Castle Street, Melbourne (inspected 15th February 2022)
- Santis Café – Pilgrims Way, Stenson Fields (inspected 11 February 2022)
All food hygiene scores were correct as of 14 April 2022. Inspections are carried out by the local council to 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 major improvements are needed and a rating of three means a food outlet is generally in compliance with regulations. 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. Only then will Derbyshire Live be able to submit a freedom of information request for further information, which may take up to 20 working days to provide.