With Covid now seemingly in our rearview mirror, eating out is becoming a regular occurrence for many of us and food hygiene inspections have started in earnest again.
Many have been shut down throughout the pandemic as many food businesses have had to close, but now councils regularly inspect food outlets to ensure what we order is safe to eat.
Overall, there are now 61 food businesses in our county that need major improvements, up from 59 when we last reported on this in January.
Derby has seen several new additions to its list of one-in-five rated outlets since our last report, with 23 restaurants rated as in need of major improvement, up from 20 in January.
The new additions are:
- City Off-Licence – Normanton Road (Inspected 16 Dec 2021)
- Derby Fishmonger – Normanton Road (inspected January 10, 2022)
- Lucky House – Duffield Road (inspected January 27, 2022)
- Pepitos – London Road (inspected January 31, 2022)
- Sharif & Sons (Goldens Derby Ltd) – Pear Tree Road (inspected 13th January 2022)
- Fittings – Monk Street (inspected December 13, 2021)
- Thai Dusit – Bold Lane (inspected February 3, 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)
- Istanbul – Pear Tree Road (inspected June 10, 2021)
- Kurdistan Restaurant – Pear Tree Road (Inspected July 14, 2021)
- Lahorees – Pear Tree Road (inspected 30 March 2021, with new rating to be released soon)
- Zam Zam Supermarket – Pear Tree Road (Inspected January 24, 2022)
- Asmara Cafe – Monk Street (inspected March 2019)
- Biedronka – Upper Dale Road (inspected June 21, 2021)
- Delton Foods – Walbrook Road (inspected March 10, 2021)
- Fung Wong – Osmanton Road (inspected 8th Dec 2021, with new rating to be released soon)
- St Thomas Shop – St Thomas Road (inspected 17th August 2021)
- Greedy Pig Butchers – Park Farm Centre, Allestree (inspected 27th July 2021)
- New Desi Karahi – St Thomas Road (inspected 2nd March 2021)
- Punjab Meat Center – St Giles Road (Inspected 23 June 2021)
- Pasta 4 U – Le Derbion (inspected August 12, 2021)
- Spice Palace – London Road (inspected 17 November 2021)
Kurdistan Bakery in Pear Tree Road received a rating of two out of five on January 25.
Food Spot was rated good at four out of five on February 15.
The Junction Cafe at Pride Parkway, which had not been inspected since early 2019, is no longer visible on the Food Standards Agency website.
The Sikh temple, Guru Ravidas Bhawan, in Duncan Road received a rating of three out of five on January 18.
There are also several others around the county, with recently inspected outlets in Chesterfield, High Peak and North East Derbyshire.
Amber Valley no longer has zero- or one-rated food outlets, with Pizza Roma, at Grosvenor Road in Ripley, going from one to three on January 27.
In Bolsover, Top Nosh was re-inspected on November 30 but scored a star again. Bolsover’s list is:
- Royal Oak Inn – High Street, Barlborough (inspected 24 May 2021)
- The Great Wall – Town Street, Pinxton (inspected 12 February 2021, with new rating to be released soon)
- Top Nosh – Bolsover Road, Shuttlewood (inspected 30 November 2021)
Chesterfield saw Joy U, on Chester Street in Chesterfield, removed from its latest list of single-note outlets. However, it is now nowhere to be found on the Food Standards Agency website.
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)
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In the Derbyshire Valleysthe Hulland General Store received a rating of three on December 21, 2021.
But it has been replaced on the list by Cantonese Wok at Matlock, meaning Derbyshire Dales has the most food businesses rated 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)
- Spice Restaurant – Dale Road, Matlock (inspected 25 November 2021)
- The Moon Inn – High Street, Stoney Middleton (inspected 29th January 2020)
- The Tors Cafe – Derby Road, Cromford (inspected 9th December 2021)
- Yeldersley Farm Milk Vending Machine – Derby Road, Yeldersley (Inspected 8th November 2021)
Erewash saw an addition to his list, with Green oranges received a low rating in January 2022.
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)
- Saagar – Tamworth Road, Sawley (inspected 5th August)
- Steamboat Inn – Lock Lane, Sawley (inspected 21 March 2019)
- The Thai Kitchen – Tamworth Road, Long Eaton (inspected 31 July 2018)
- Za Za Pizza – Station Road, Long Eaton (inspected 16 November 2021)
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In high peak there have been several changes over the past two months.
The Whaley Kebab House in Market Street previously had a rating of one but now has a rating of four, while the Hargate Hill Cafe in Glossop can no longer be found on the FSA website.
Meanwhile, three outlets are new entries on the list.
The full list of one-star outlets is as follows:
North East Derbyshire saw a new restaurant – Clay Cross Desserts, Kebab and Pizza House – enter its list of one-star establishments since our ratings were last published.
Your store, in Heath Road, Holmewood, went from a rating of one to the highest rating of five on February 15, 2022.
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 23rd September 2021)
- Simply Chinese @ The Rock – Chesterfield Road, Dronfield (inspected 22nd September 2021)
- Tasty Bites – Private Address (Inspected July 14, 2021)
- The Plow Inn – Matlock Road, Brackenfield (inspected 22nd September 2021)
- West End Hotel – Westthorpe Road, Killamarsh (inspected 21st September 2021)
South Derbyshire saw no new restaurants join its list, but the Blenheim House Hotel, in Main Street, Etwall, is now listed as ‘awaiting inspection’ on the FSA website.
- Amy & Ben’s Kitchen – Private Address (Inspected October 30, 2020)
- Hilton Dial A – Sutton Lane, Hilton (inspected June 10, 2021)
All food hygiene scores were correct as of March 11, 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 buildings, 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 Derbyshire Live can submit a freedom of information request for additional information, which may take up to 20 working days to be delivered.
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