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Highlighting Hygiene

Website sharing food hygiene ratings in UK restaurants surprisingly reveals that venues such as chichi Montpeliano in Knightsbridge and chain diner Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Haverstock Hill are amongst the worst in London

 

One would expect London’s top restaurants and centrally controlled chains with sophisticated management structures to have kitchens with equally high standards. Surprisingly, a new website reveals anything but and features the Chelsea Quarter Café in Chelsea’s Kings Road, the Haverstock Hill branch of Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Montpeliano in Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge as amongst the worst.

 

Whilst neighbourhood favourites including La Brasserie in Brompton Road, SW3, Romulo Café in Kensington High Street, W8 and Bellamy’s in Bruton Place, W1 all are commended at 5/5 as “very good”, trendy spots such as Ducksoup and The Red Fort in Dean Street, W1 are both listed as being in need of “major improvement” at just 2/5. Worse still, OmgOmg.co.uk list the popular Santorini Taverna in Moscow Road, W2 and the busy Tarboush II in Edgware Road, W2 at ratings of 0/5. Described as places where “urgent improvement [is] necessary”, these are most definitely restaurants to avoid at all costs.

 

Below we list a selection of restaurants with ratings ranging from 0 to 5 in terms of food hygiene records:

 

Very Good – 5

Bellamy’s, Bruton Place, W1

La Brasserie, Brompton Road, SW3

Chucs, Dover Street, W1

The Enterprise, Walton Street, SW3

The Ivy Chelsea Garden, Kings Road, SW3

Hotel Rafayel, Lombard Road, SW11

Romulo Café, Kensington High Street, W8

Scalini, Walton Street, SW3

Scott’s, Mount Street, W1K

Wiltons, Jermyn Street, SW1Y

 

Good – 4

606 Club, Lot’s Road, SW10

Bibendum, Fulham Road, SW3

The Botanist, Sloane Square, SW1W

Brinkleys and The Wine Gallery, Hollywood Road, SW10

Byron, Gloucester Road, SW7

My Old Dutch, Kings Road, SW3

Patara, Fulham Road, SW3

Riccardo’s, Fulham Road, SW3

Rossopomodoro, Fulham Road, SW10

Thai at Rose & Crown, Lower Sloane Street, SW1W

 

Generally Satisfactory – 3

Bo Lang, Draycott Avenue, SW3

Chelsea Kitchen, Kings Road, SW10

Frantoio, Kings Road, SW10

Good Earth, Brompton Road, SW3

Jak’s, Waton Street, SW3

Lucio, Fulham Road, SW3

The Nag’s Head, Kinnerton Street, SW1X

Pellicano, Elystan Street, SW3

San Lorenzo, Beauchamp Place, SW3

Signor Sassi, Knightsbridge Green, SW1X

 

Improvement Necessary – 2

Al Safi, Kensington High Street, W8

La Bottega del San Lorenzo, Beauchamp Place, SW3

The Buddha Bar, Knightsbridge, SW1W

Ducksoup, Dean Street, W1D

11 Pimlico Road, Pimlico Road, SW1W

La Poule au Pot, Ebury Street, SW1W

Prezzo, Hertford Street, W1J

The Saudi Kitchen, Beauchamp Place, SW3

 

Major Improvement Necessary – 1

Antidote, Newburgh Street, W1F

Chelsea Quarter Café, Kings Road, SW3

La Strada, Lansdowne Row, W1J

Momtaz, Chippenham Road, W9

Oriental Canteen, Exhibition Road, SW7

Qatre Saisons, Exhibtion Road, SW7

The Red Fort, Dean Street, W1D

Viet Café, Haymarket, SW1Y

Zack’s, Gloucester Road, SW7

 

Urgent Improvement Necessary – 0

China City, Woburn Place, WC1H

Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Haverstock Hill, NW3

Made in Italy, James Street, W1U

Montpeliano, Montpelier Street, SW7

Santorini Taverna, Moscow Road, W2

La Scala, Wardour Street, W1D

Sekara, Lower Grosvenor Place, SW1W

Tarboush II, Edgware Road, W2

Zorbas Greek Tavern, Leinster Terrace, W2

 

Comments

6 comments on “Highlighting Hygiene”

  1. I’d rather eat at MacDonald’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can only imagine how many rats there are in London restaurants!!!!!!!!!!! Dirty, dirty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAKE BRITAIN GREAT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! Close these places down!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I am very surprised. I will not be going back to Montpeliano again after reading this. How disgraceful that places charge so much and don’t even have basic standards in place. Thank you for sharing this useful list.

  3. A few years back a rat was seen running around Monpeliano.
    No restaurant should be allowed to remain open unless it reaches ‘good’

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