Find out if a restaurant or takeaway you want to eat at or buy food from has good food hygiene standards.
We are part of the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, which is run by the Food Standards Agency. Our food safety officers inspect takeaways, restaurants, pubs and clubs, and give them a score from 0 to 5 for the standard of food hygiene.
Search for a food outlet to view their food hygiene rating (external website).
Information for businesses
You can appeal against your score rating by completing and returning an appeal form.
Food hygiene rating scheme appeal form (MS Word, 175KB)
You can also apply for your business to be re-rated. You'll need to complete and return the re-rating request form and make a payment of £180.
In order for the re-rating inspection to be undertaken, your current Food Hygiene Rating Sticker/s must be displayed in accordance with the Regulation.
Food hygiene rating: Request a re-rating form (MS Word, 171KB)
Right to reply
If you run a food business, you have a right to reply after a food hygiene inspection, which will be published on the website along with your score. You will need to complete and return a right to reply form for this.
Food hygiene rating scheme: right to reply form (MS Word, 148KB)
Publication of rating before the appeal period is ended
Business owners or managers can request that a rating is published before the end of the appeal period.
Food hygiene rating scheme: form to request early publication of rating (MS Word, 62KB)