Sunday, 12 October 2008


The launch of North East Lincolnshire Council’s Scores On The Doors website has shown that more and more restaurants and caterers are stepping up to the plate and providing excellent hygiene and food management standards.

Nearly 350 inspections have now been uploaded on to the Scores On The Doors website, which launched in April.

The site grades restaurants and other premises selling or serving food from five stars to zero stars, judging the premises on a range of food hygiene and management criteria.

The council’s environmental health manager, said: “The results in the first five months of offering an online service have been promising. Nearly nine out of 10 premises have been awarded two or more stars, showing at least an adequate state of compliance.

“Only five per cent received no stars, which means they will receive education from the council on how to improve standards and quality in their kitchens and restaurant areas.

“We have also had close to 22,000 hits on the website, meaning our online service is fast becoming an important destination for people looking to choose a venue for a night-out or celebration.

“The site serves a twin purpose. Making these results available is encouraging under-performing businesses to raise their game, while highlighting good and excellent practice in others.”

Results for July, released this week, show 11 premises receiving five stars. Only two - Annies in Grant Street, Cleethorpes and Sara Barbecue Kebabs & Takeaway in Freeman Street, Grimsby, received no stars.

Councillor Steve Beasant, portfolio holder for communities and neighbourhoods, said: “I am pleased to see a high-level of compliance amongst our local eateries. I’m sure, as the Scores On The Doors website becomes more popular, we will see more and more restaurants reaching a five-star standard.”

Go to Scores on the Doors for more information

The 10 five-star premises are: Eskimoo Milkshakes; Freshney Place; Paul Butts’ Fish; Cygnet Foods, Birchin Way; Russells; Frenchies; Great Coates Nursery School Kitchen; Grimsby Hall and Lodge; Grimsby Police Station Staff Restaurant; McDonalds Restaurant, Birchin Way; Scartho Junior School Kitchen.

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