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Looking at which restaurants and food outlets have the lowest scores in Newcastle and beyond ?

Last updated 10/6/2019

These ratings are publicly available for anyone to see – check before you try somewhere that might look sketchy. It’s pretty clear-cut, but basically, ratings are based on…

“how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored

as well as

“the condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities”


“how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe”

Scores range from 0 – “urgent improvement necessary” up the scale to 5 – “very good”. Very similar to the old Scores on the Doors – but it seems inspectors have been more persistent in a short space of time, and a lot more places have already been rated, and they’re updated frequently too.

Not too many surprises, many of the places contain the words “pizza” and “cottage”, but a few names we’re sad to see on there – buck up your ideas guys. Thought hard about posting these, but really, if you’re paying for food – the least you can expect is for the cooking conditions to be clean. I know from various people that it is difficult and finicky to achieve 5-star rating, but you have to wonder how bad you must be to be rated zero, 1, or in cases, 2?

So, for your reading (dis)pleasure – here are the low scorers, or click below to make your own search. Perhaps look at the five-stars for some comfort?

Food Standards Agency Food Hygiene Ratings Business Search


  • Benwell Takeaway (NE4 9JP)
  • The Northumbrian Sandwich Co. (NE4 6UL)
  • Wingrove Chippy (NE4 9BL)


  • 3 Guys Pizza & Grill
  • Antep Pizza
  • Ashfield Chinese Takeaway
  • Asian Cuisine
  • Bait
  • Bedronska Sklep
  • Beer & Food Discount Centre
  • Best of the West
  • Breadpoint
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Cafe 7
  • Children 4Us Childcare
  • Chunky Chicken
  • Convenience Store (NE6)
  • Cosentinos
  • Desi Burger Kitchen
  • Days of the Raj
  • Double Taste
  • Drinks Express
  • Fancuill’s Deli
  • Fresh Fry
  • Gill’s (NE6)
  • Happiness 2
  • Harvest CCO
  • Hei Hei
  • Jasmine Bakery House
  • Koh-I-Noor
  • Kurdish Restaurant
  • Madina Grill
  • Meet & Treat
  • Mildene Nursing Home
  • Mings Chinese Takeaway
  • Momo Palace
  • Najeb
  • Nergiz
  • Newbiggin Hall General Dealers
  • Halal Foodstore
  • North East Halal
  • Oasis Cafe
  • Osborne Hotel
  • Oven Door Tea Room
  • Pearl City Takeaway
  • Persian Bite
  • Pizza Addict
  • Pizza Tower
  • Pizza Base
  • Rani
  • Rice Kungfu
  • Romeo Pizza
  • Rose
  • Shawarma Newcastle
  • Sinbad
  • Sky Apple Cafe
  • Spice Fisheries
  • The Sandwich Co
  • The Telegraph
  • WH General Dealers


  • Antico
  • Big Mussel
  • Cafe Sambuca
  • Paradiso
  • Popolo
  • The Garage

I included these because two is technically “Improvement Necessary“, and these places should frankly know better. You can also see results for Northumberland, Durham, Gateshead, North Tyneside and beyond over on the Food Standards Agency website.

Note to restaurant owners – if you’ve stumbled on this and you have been rated again – please get in touch and I can change this immediately.

What do you think? Would a low rating dissuade you from eating somewhere?

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