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72 restaurants in Derbyshire with a one-star food hygiene rating

With the heat rising as summer approaches, many of us may be reaching for the take-out menu as we enjoy sitting outside in the garden or catching up with friends in one of the many fine pubs and restaurants in the Derbyshire.

But every month, more and more restaurants have dropped their food hygiene standards. Councils regularly inspect businesses in the county to ensure outlets comply with regulations, but not all are up to snuff.

Since we last published the list of one-star rated outlets in April, several changes have been made to the list. But there are still 72 that need major improvements, and we have the full list here. The maximum number of stars is five.

Read more: All zero food hygiene ratings for Derby and Derbyshire

Derby still has 27 restaurants classified as needing major improvements, the same number as in April. This is compared to 23 in March and 20 in January.

However, there have been some changes, including some new additions, which are:

  • Hawraman Kulicha – Stenson Road (inspected March 29, 2022)
  • Mama Jane’s – Morledge (inspected March 16, 2022)
  • Scoops Diner – Normanton Road (date of inspection not available)
  • The Waterfall – Railway Terrace (inspected March 11, 2022)
  • The Victoria Inn – Midland Place (inspected March 14, 2022)

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)

  • Curry Express – Blagreaves Lane (inspected 22 Feb 2022)

  • Delton Foods – Walbrook Road (inspected March 10, 2021)

  • Derby Fishmonger – Normanton Road (inspected January 10, 2022)

  • Good Cheer Cellar – Arthur Street (inspected February 28, 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)

  • Mahmaan Restaurant – Smalley Drive (inspected February 7, 2022, with new rating to be posted soon)

  • New Desi Karahi – St Thomas Road (inspected 24 March 2022)

  • 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)

  • Zam Zam Supermarket – Pear Tree Road (Inspected January 24, 2022)

Congratulations to Li’s Fish Bar in Shardlow Road, which had gone from a major improvement to being rated five out of five on April 21st. Ararat Butchers in Normanton Road can no longer be found on the Food Standards Agency website.



Curry Express in Blagreaves Lane, Derby, achieved a one-star food hygiene rating during an inspection in February 2022

Amber Valley one outlet was given a poor food hygiene rating. This is Codnor Tandoori, which was inspected in March.

  • Codnor Tandoori – Market Place, Codnor (inspected 23 March 2022)

In Bolsover, the list remains the same, with two entries. They are:

  • Royal Oak Inn – High Street, Barlborough (inspected 24 May 2021)
  • Top Nosh – Bolsover Road, Shuttlewood (inspected 30 November 2021)

Chesterfield saw no changes to its roster, with three businesses still in need of major improvements in the neighborhood. They are:

  • 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 general store in Hulland went from a rating of one to three, meaning it is generally satisfactory, during its inspection on December 21, 2021. The milk vending machine at Yeldersley Farm, in Derby Road, Yeldersley, went from a one to a rating of four on April 13, 2022.

However, four new outlets have joined the list of one-star rated establishments, meaning Derbyshire Dales has the highest number of one-star rated food businesses outside of Derby. They are:

  • 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)
  • Long Meadow Residential Home – Bakewell Road, Matlock (inspected 24th November 2021)
  • Rajas Indian Restaurant – Bridge Street, Bakewell (inspected 15 March 2022)
  • 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 Star Inn – High Street, Tideswell (inspected 5 April 2022)
  • The Tors Cafe – Derby Road, Cromford (inspected 9th December 2021)
  • Yew Tree Inn – Hollington Lane, Ednaston (inspected March 30, 2022)

Erewash has seen several companies make improvements since this list was last published. The most improved was Za Za Pizza in Station Road, Long Eaton, which went from a major improvement to a four out of five rating. The Steamboat Inn in Lock Lane, Sawley, was reduced from a rating of one to three when inspected on March 30.

The Thai Kitchen, in Tamworth Road, Long Eaton, still has work to do after dropping from a one to two rating, also on March 30. Green oranges can no longer be found on the Food Standards Agency website. This means that the following Erewash outlets have a one-star rating:

  • 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)
  • Village Chinese Takeaway – The Village, West Hallam (inspected January 6, 2022)

high peak didn’t see any new entries on its roster, but it did see one business improving. It was Sushi Kaji, in High Street, Buxton, which is now rated as generally satisfactory – three out of five – after being inspected on May 5. This means that there are four one-star rated food companies, which are:

  • Fiveways Cafe and Launderette – West Road, Buxton (inspected 22nd October 2021)
  • Stocks Café – Place du Marché, Chapelle-en-le-Frith (visit on December 13, 2021)
  • The Village Chippy – Church Street, Hayfield (inspected 28 April 2021)
  • Wing Lee – Bench Road, Buxton (inspected 23rd February 2022)

North East Derbyshire saw the only new entry in our latest publication – Popeye’s 2 in Eckington – leave the list as it can no longer be found on the FSA website. The remaining 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)
  • Simply Chinese @ The Rock – Chesterfield Road, Dronfield (inspected 22nd September 2021)
  • West End Hotel – Westthorpe Road, Killamarsh (inspected 21st September 2021)

South Derbyshire saw a new entry, with Spice Touch added to the list. This means that South Derbyshire has five one-star rated businesses in the books, namely:

  • 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)
  • Spice Touch – Glamorgan Way, Church Gresley, Swadlincote (inspected 25 March 2022)

All food hygiene scores were correct as of 14 April 2022. Inspections are carried out by the local council according to criteria set by the Food Standards Agency.

Officers inspect three main categories: hygienic food handling, cleanliness and condition of facilities and 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 can Derbyshire Live submit a freedom of information request for further information, which may take up to 20 working days to provide.