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By The Bristol Post  |  Posted: January 12, 2014

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FOURTEEN food outlets in Bristol have been given a hygiene rating of zero, it has emerged.

The businesses are in need of “urgent improvement” after being inspected by Bristol City Council, according to the Food Standards Agency, which lists the results.

A further 144 food outlets in the area received a hygiene rating of one which requires that “major improvement” is necessary.

A total of 4,785 food businesses which produce, prepare and supply food are inspected by the council in Bristol.

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Ratings for 4,279 of them, which supply food directly to the public are rated on the Food Standards Agency website.

Although a number have received low ratings, the majority of the city’s establishments, 2,445 have scored five, the highest rating.

Six hundred and sixty nine achieved a rating of four, 204 scored three, and 43 scored two.

The council inspects pubs, restaurants, corner shops, takeaways, cafés, school kitchens, residential homes, community halls, nurseries, home caterers, mobile food vendors, bakers, butchers, supermarkets, manufacturers, and many more.

How often a food business is inspected will depend on the type of food handled, how the business is managed, the condition of the premises and if the council has received any complaints.

Inspectors have the right to enter a food business and carry out an inspection without the need to make an appointment and the majority of inspections are unannounced.

When a food safety officer inspects a business they will look at how hygienically the food is handled, the condition of the structure of the buildings and how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.

Adrian Jenkins, public protection manager at Bristol City Council, told the Post: “The zero and one ratings are less than 200 out of 4,785 we inspect.

“Most businesses will generally work with us to ensure good standards - rarely but unfortunately a business ends up with a zero rating.

“This will be subject to a range of measures to ensure it improves its standards to a satisfactory level.

“With zero-rated premises we will revisit them and when they have demonstrated they have achieved sufficient improvement we will consider re-rating them.

“If any business is unhappy with the rating they have a right to appeal. They can also ask for a reinspection and we would then carry that out unannounced.”

**Yesterday, the Bristol Post published a similar article, in good faith, with information taken from the Food Standards Agency website and provided by Bristol City Council.

We took the decision to remove this article as it became clear that this information was not reliable.

We believe this information is important for the people of Bristol to be aware of, and have now re-published as the council has provided us with an up-to-date list.

The council informed us that some of the discrepancies were because the information had been updated in the previous 24 hour period.

There is also a ten day appeal period where a rating has been awarded but it isn’t put online because the business may appeal.

The following businesses all received a rating of ZERO (including the date of inspection):

Bristol Sky Restaurant, 106 Stapleton Road, Easton, 22 October 2013

Costcutter, 26 Sandy Park Road, Brislington, 25 February 2013

Edna's Kitchen, Castle Park, Wine Street, 5 December 2013

Hot Cha, 65 Baldwin Street, City Centre, 6 December 2013

Lameizi Hot Pot, 45-47 Baldwin Street, City Centre, 4 December 2013

Maples Community Care Ltd, 123 Downend Road Fishponds, 23 October 2013

Mubarak, 222 Stapleton Road, Easton, 11 May 2013

Pepenero, 22 Bond Street, City Centre, 8 October 2013

Rupali Tandoori, 307 Two Mile Hill Road, St George, 8 July 2013

Snack Express N1, Cabot Park Poplar Way East, Avonmouth, 21 November 2013

Star Value Stores, 15 Harrowdene Road, Knowle, 11 March 2013

Sudanese Cafe, 58 Stapleton Road, Easton, 8 October 2013

The Bird Table, 124 Coldharbour Road, Westbury Park, 30 October 2013

Tropicana, Unit 1 St Gabriels Business Park, St Gabriels Road, Easton, 9 October 2013

The following businesses all received a rating of ONE (including the date of inspection):

4A's Bakeshop, private address: registered with Bristol local authority, BS14, 21 October 2013

A Taste Of Poland, 227 Filton Avenue, Horfield, 12 December 2012

AHM Catering (202-1-006) (L Building) Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Southmead, 27 November 2012

Al Medina Halal, 80 Stapleton Road, Easton, 25 October 2013

Alaso Halaal Butcher, 184 Avonvale Road, Redfield, 1 February 2012

Ali's General Store, 29-31 Brook Road, Montpelier, 26 November 2013

Aroma Oriental Takeaway, 152 Whiteladies Road, Clifton,10 February 2012

Avonvale Convenience Store, 80-82 Avonvale Road Redfield, 28 January 2013

Belvino Wine Shop and Pizza Bella, 102 West Street, Bedminster, 8 February 2013

Best Bites (Bristol) Limited, 103 Fishponds Road, Eastville, 15 March 2011

Best Halal Butchers, 107 Fishponds Road, Eastville,

14 March 2013

Black Swan (T377 JKW), Black Swan Car Park 438 Stapleton Road, Easton, 13 December 2012

Brislington Cricket Club, Ironmould Lane, Brislington, 16 February 2010

Brislington News, 4 West Town Lane, Brislington,

27 February 2013

Bristanbul, 137 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, 18 January 2012

Broadway Cafe, 19 Broad Walk, Knowle, 30 January 2012

Bubalu, 79-81 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, 10 December 2012

Cabot Mart, 55 Newfoundland Circus, St Paul’s, 5 February 2013

Cafe des Amies, 86 Whitehall Road, Redfield, 22 October 2013

Cafe J, 61 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, 5 November 2013

Cafe Spice, 154 West Street, Bedminster, 16 March 2012

Checkpoint, 13 Whitehouse Street, Bedminster, 11 September 2013

Clifton Mini Mart Limited, 12 Cotham Hill, Cotham, 13 February 2013

Concord SS, Concord Service Station, Stockwood Lane, Stockwood, 20 February 2013

Costcutter, 32-34 Ridingleaze, Lawrence Weston, 22 November 2011

Costcutter, 131 Coldharbour Road, Westbury Park, 29 November 2011

Crumpet! (Cakes), 16 Whitehouse Street, Bedminster, 5 February 2013

Curry Centre, 43 West Street, Bedminster, 9 February 2013

Curry House, 393 Bath Road, Brislington, 1 February 2012

Dragon City, 48 Langford Road, Bedminster Down,15 March 2012

Dragon Fountain, 4 Cotham Hill, Cotham, 23 November 2012

Easton Halal Butchers, 427 Stapleton Road, Easton, 31 January 2013

Easton Takeaway, 87 Chelsea Road, Easton, 13 February 2013

Farrows' Fish & Chip Shop, 224 Kingsway, St George, 1 March 2012

Feeder Road News, 34-35 Feeder Road, St Philips,18 March 2013

Flavalanche, 54 Park Street, City Centre, 1 May 2013

Friends Chinese Restaurant, 13a Small Street, City Centre Bristol, 26 March 2013

Fry & Grill, 7 Waring House Redcliff Hill, Redcliff, 24 July 2013

General Stores, 33 Filwood Broadway, Knowle, 14 February 2013

Goals Soccer Centre, Broomhill Road, Brislington, 20 February 2013

Golden Cedars, 202 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, 24 May 2012

Golden Kitchen, 489 Whitehall Road, Redfield,13 November 2012

Golden Spice, 38 Lanaway Road, Fishponds, 15 March 2012

Greystoke Convenience Store, 185 Greystoke Avenue, Southmead,17 December 2012

Grosvenor Supermarket, 102-104 Grosvenor Road, St Paul’s,19 February 2013

Hamdi Catering & Cleaning Services, Private address: registered with Bristol local authority, BS5, 9 May 2012

Harvest Natural Foods, 11 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, 10 December 2012

Healthy Food 1, 443 Gloucester Road, Horfield,12 December 2012

Healthy Food 4, 711 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, 24 March 2013

Hengrove Convenience Store, 1 The Parade, Hengrove, 20 February 2013

Henleaze Fish Bar, 150 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, 12 September 2013

Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Bond Street, City Centre, 5 December 2013

Horfield News & General Store, 219 Filton Avenue, Horfield, 12 December 2012

Horyaal Foodstore, Unit 3 Avonmead House, 40-48 Stokes Croft, St Paul’s, 12 November 2012

Hotwells Stores & Off Licence, 265 Hotwell Road, Hotwells,11 February 2013

Hungarian Delicatessen, 47 Old Market Street, St Philips,18 March 2013

Ideal Fish & Chips, 269 Hotwell Road, Hotwells, 7 October 2013

Indian Ocean Restaurant, 44 Cotham Hill, Cotham, 31 October 2013

International Food Market, 392 Stapleton Road, Easton, 31 October 2013

International Store, 10 Brighton Street, St Paul’s, 20 March 2012

Iqbal Butchers, 101 Fishponds Road, Eastville, 5 December 2013

Istanbul Mini Market, 65 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, 10 December 2012

Jasmine,235 Cheltenham Road, Montpelier, 8 May 2013

Js Catering, Kingsland Trading Estate, St Philips Road, St Philips, 18 March 2013

Jubo Raj, 37b Cotham Hill, Cotham, 26 November 2011

Kashmir Halal Restaurant, 15 High Street, Easton, 1 November 2013

Kellaway Fish Bar, 4 Kellaway Avenue, Henleaze, 11 September 2013

Kings Head, 91 Bridgwater Road, Bedminster Down, 19 February 2013

Kohi-Noor, 211 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, 10 February 2012

L & V Trading, 130 Church Road, Redfield, 22 October 2013

L'Artisan, 303 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, 14 November 2012

Lebanon Takeaway Ltd, 60 Park Row, City Centre Bristol, 10 September 2013

Lick'n Chicken, 58 Stokes Croft, St Paul’s, 5 August 2013

M & N Convenience Store, 80 Filton Road, Horfield, 26 November 2013

M&M Kebab And Pizza, 137 Crow Lane, Henbury, 30 October 2013

M&M Kebab House, 1 Marsh Street, City Centre, 5 August 2013

M. Somali, 128 Stapleton Road, Easton, 6 March 2012

M.I.S Pizza, Unit A, 29 West Street, St Philips, 2 February 2013

Melvin Square PO Stores, 10 Melvin Square, Knowle,

13 December 2012

Michelle Bowen Catering, Private address: registered with Bristol local authority, BS9,18 April 2012

Milano Kebab House, 597 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, 9 November 2012

MIS Stores, 107 Ashley Down Road, Bishopston, 5 November 2013

Mr Crispin's, 280 Wells Road, Knowle, 7 February 2013

Nas Convenience Store, 18-20 Lawfords Gate, Easton, 21 February 2012

Nawroz, 404 Stapleton Road, Easton, 21 November 2013

Nawroz Restaurant, 390 Stapleton Road, Easton,14 March 2013

New Easton Express, 186 Stapleton Road, Easton, 16 June 2013

Newquay Fish Bar, 96 Newquay Road, Knowle, 1 March 2012

News Shop, 6 The Parade, Hengrove, 5 February 2013

Number Nine, 9 Boyces Avenue, Clifton, 14 March 2012

Oh Beijing, 200 Cheltenham Road, Montpelier, 1 March 2012

Old Redcliffians RFC, Old Redcliffians Rfc, Stockwood Road, Stockwood, 31 August 2011

Pak Butchers (UK) Limited, 106 Grosvenor Road, St Paul’s, 19 February 2013

Pakeeza Bites, 533 Fishponds Road, Fishponds, 26 November 2012

Papaji's, 109 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, 10 March 2010

Pass the Teapot, Private address: registered with Bristol local authority, BS6, 12 December 2012

Pearl City, 5 Straits Parade, Fishponds, 7 November 2011

Pick and Pay, 242 Ridgeway Road, Fishponds, 28 November 2012

Picton Take-Away, 54a Picton Street, Montpelier, 24 March 2012

Pizza Top to Go, 110b Church Road, Redfield, 7 March 2012

Premier Chaitan Brothers, 72-74 Parson Street, Bedminster, 29 January 2013

Radhuni Indian Takeaway, 48 Staple Hill Road, Fishponds, 15 March 2012

Redcliffe Stores, 5 Freeling House, Prewett Street, Redcliff, 2 October 2013

Rehoboth Food Store, 5 Midland Road, St Philips, 23 October 2013

Rocco's Restaurant, 4a Gloucester Road, Bishopston, 20 March 2012

Roopsha Limited, 3a Regent Street, Clifton,10 March 2012

Sais Mini Market 4, 4-6 Doncaster Road, Southmead, 17 December 2012

Scoopaway, 113 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, 4 December 2012

Seths Kitchen, Private address: registered with Bristol local authority, BS8, 17 October 2012

Sharif, 1 Oxford Place, Easton, 13 December 2012

Shirehampton Village Bakery, 7 High Street, Shirehampton, 5 March 2013

Simply Thai, 67 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, 8 July 2010

Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, 307 Church Road, St George, 6 March 2012

Smiley's Plaice, 73 East Street, Bedminster, 25 March 2013

Sonnis Food & Wines, 46 Mina Road, St Werburghs,10 September 2013

Spice of Bengal, 245 Lodge Causeway, Fishponds,

14 May 2013

SSA Wholesale Cash and Carry, 525-531 Stapleton Road, Eastville, 29 August 2012

St George Convenience Store, 2 Clouds Hill Road, St George,1 March 2012

St.Nicholas of Tolentino Church, Lawfords Gate, Easton, 8 March 2012

Stanley Food & Wine Store, 2 Stanley Avenue Bishopston, 20 November 2012

Star Coffee, 86 Stapleton Road, Easton, 14 November 2013

Street Food & Floating Market, 39 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, 5 November 2013

Street Food @ Bangkok, 81 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, 16 November 2011

Thai Basil, 54 High Street, Westbury, 23 November 2011

The Arts House Cafe, 108a Stokes Croft, St Paul’s, 11 November 2011

The Best, 132-134 Stapleton Road, Easton, 27 March 2013

The Best Convenience Store, 3-5 Ashley Down Road, Bishopston, 3 November 2012

The Candy Shop, 368 Filton Avenue, Horfield, 12 December 2012

The Cartwheel, Oatlands Avenue, Whitchurch, 2 March 2011

The London Inn, Cannon Street, Bedminster, 4 February 2013

The Matthew, Great Western Dock, Gasferry Road, Hotwells, 17 October 2011

The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Road, Easton, 6 March 2012

The Plough, 223 Easton Road, Easton, 29 February 2012

The Three Tuns, 78 St Georges Road, City Centre Bristol, 7 February 2013

Thursdays, Private address: registered with Bristol local authority, BS9, 27 May 2011

TJ Convenience Store, 128 Downend Road, Fishponds, 26 November 2012

Top 1 Pizza, 266 Stapleton Road, Easton, 18 September 2013

Treble Chance, Greystoke Avenue, Southmead, 5 March 2013

WA-ZO-BIA, 206 Stapleton Road, Easton, 6 December 2011

Wamoos Cafe, 200 Lawrence Hill, Lawrence Hill, 16 February 2012

Xing Long, 287 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, 24 January 2012

All information is correct as of January 10, 2014, according to information provided by the Food Standards Agency website. The following list has been checked with Bristol City Council. A spokeswoman confirmed these ratings were correct as of 10.45am on January 10. She emphasised that the council is constantly inspecting and uploading information to the Food Standards Agency website. There is also a ten day appeal period, where outlets are inspected and rated, but have the right to appeal before the information goes live on the FSA website.

To search for the latest ratings, including that of your favourite restaurant, visit the website of Food Standards Agency

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  • Lone_Ranger  |  January 12 2014, 10:18PM

    Haroldslaces is 100% correct in that this article is not journalism. The EP no longer practice "journalism" but "churnalism" where press releases, adverts and other pre-packaged material is used to create articles without any further research or checking.

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  • CidereadBS3  |  January 11 2014, 7:33PM

    @Haroldslaces. I was going to give a long more detailed reply pointing out the many flaws in both your post and the Bristol Posts' pathetic story on this subject, but as there seems to be no interest from anyone else in this debate I just can't be a###d. Just two points that I can't let go from your pompous arrogant post. 1. You state "this is not journalism but a mere republishing......etc. Oxford English Dictionary. JOURNALISM. Noun the activity or profession of being a journalist. jOURNALIST. Noun a person who writes for newspapers or magazines or prepares news to be broadcast. Now is it cynical journalism ? Maybe. Lazy copy and paste journalism ? Probably, but it is journalism (of sorts). 2. In the same sentence you admit that the rankings are unfair, yet try and prove your point by stating that 2000 odd institutions got 5 stars !! Now that is a 'particularly stupid' comment.

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  • Haroldslaces  |  January 10 2014, 10:29PM

    Ciderreadbs3's comment is particularly stupid as this is not journalism but the mere republishing of a public list. There are a number of comments criticizing publication and there is a blog on The Bristol Bites website which eloquently sets out good reasons for non publication. But the issue is that we as customers cannot see behind the scenes. Yes, a restaurant may provide good cooking , but I don't know how safe that meal was. Maybe there are odd circumstances we where the ranking is unfair but surely the point is that several thousand premises did score highly so it does seem invidious that those scoring badly for minor breaches complain when most institutions could and did comply. Where an institution argues it is unfair to list them the response is surely they would say that and we should question if the system is unfair , why did 2000 odd institutions get 5 stars? We should be looking for compliance 100%

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  • CidereadBS3  |  January 10 2014, 9:51PM

    As I have already posted on the original Bristol Post slander page regarding these eateries, as far as I am aware the Rupali was given a zero rating for a crack in a kitchen window and not for food hygiene. What I am 100% sure of is that I would trust the Rupali to cook me a great meal more than I would trust the Bristol Post to give me great journalism.

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  • Steve059  |  January 10 2014, 4:31PM

    I now doubt the accuracy of these ratings. One particular "0 rated" restaurant is widely regarded as the best of its kind in Bristol. It even has lots of good reviews from actual customers and a high overall rating on Tripadvisor, a site renowned for moaners, myself included. So, a successful Bristol business and we all know that the council can't allow that, don't we?

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  • random99  |  January 10 2014, 4:07PM

    What a load of rubbish. Most of this information is years out of date even in the revised article. Given the rapid turnover in ownership of many outlets this information is useless to consumers and potentially harmful to many innocent traders. The Post rarely bothers with investigative journalism and this is a very poor attempt.

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  • HotDigaDee  |  January 10 2014, 3:40PM

    Just to let you know at Brislington Cricket Club we've just installed a brand new trough, diggin!

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  • perojones  |  January 10 2014, 3:13PM

    Half of the one-star premises were inspected over a year ago, and a couple almost 4 years ago. Why have they not been re-inspected, and therefore been given an updated rating? I'd expect all premises given a rating of 0 or 1 to be allowed a "reasonable time" (3-6 months max) to get their house in order or be shut down. If there's no enforcement, what's the point in having a Council inspection team? Or is this revised article based on flawed inf too?

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  • The_Ghost  |  January 10 2014, 2:55PM

    Assume that unlike the original report this is 100% accurate now?

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  • SamSamson  |  January 10 2014, 1:31PM

    Avoid Stapleton Road, eating or not!

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