Food hygiene ratings

Find out if a restaurant, takeaway or food business has good food hygiene standards.

How the scheme works

Our inspector visits a food business to see how closely the business meets food hygiene law. The inspector considers:

  • how hygienically food is handled
  • the condition and cleanliness of the buildings
  • what is done to make sure food is safe

The inspector will give the business one of six ratings.

Food hygiene ratingWhat the rating means
5 Very good
4 Good
3 Generally satisfactory
2 Improvement necessary
1 Major improvement necessary
0 Urgent improvement necessary

Following the inspection, businesses are given a sticker with their rating. Look out for these when you visit a food business.

The Food hygiene ratings scheme is run in partnership with the Food Standards Agency (external website).