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

Last updated 20/8/2017

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


  • Bangla Bazaar (NE4 6JY)
  • Eeman’s Restaurant (Mill Lane, NE4 6TD)
  • Sandhu’s Fish Bar (Northumberland Road, NE15 8SD)
  • Solomon’s Lounge (Chilingham Road, NE6 5QX)


  • A1 Chippy
  • Adrianos Deli
  • Annes Kitchen at The Value
  • Ashfield Chinese
  • Asian Cuisine
  • Beer & Food Discount Centre
  • Bowers of Newcastle
  • Cedar Road Cafe
  • Coppers
  • Cosentinos
  • Di Marco
  • Funky’s Fried Chicken
  • Gill’s Fish Bar
  • Golden Delicious
  • Gormans (Byker)
  • High Heaton News
  • Kenilworth Hotel / RU Bar
  • Khan’s Grill
  • La Maschera
  • Lemington Butchers
  • Love and Peas
  • Ma’ida Table Spread
  • Madiha
  • Magic Flame
  • Master Restaurant
  • Mini Euro Market
  • Moti-Jheel
  • Mr. Soy
  • Najeb
  • New Pizza Porter
  • Newcastle Halal Foodstore
  • Northumbrian Piper
  • Ouseburn Cafe
  • Oven Door Tea Room
  • Pando’s Peri Per and Pizza
  • Pink Lane Coffee
  • Pizza Pizza
  • Pizzaholic
  • Planet Pizza
  • Potravainy Tatry
  • Premier
  • Price Watch
  • PSB
  • Raby Cross Convenience Store
  • Runwell Chop Suey
  • Shawarma Express
  • Shiraz
  • Spice Fisheries
  • Star Pizza
  • The Bake Express
  • The Keelman
  • The Parmesan
  • Town Wall
  • Val’s Pantry
  • Village Karahi Caterers
  • VKC Deli
  • Wingrove Chippy


  • Antico
  • Bacchus
  • Bait
  • I Noodle
  • Prima
  • Rani
  • Sapori Cafe
  • Tenji
  • The Chip Inn
  • Wildflower Cafe

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?