Thinking of going out for a meal or ordering in a takeaway this weekend?

Birmingham has thousands of food businesses so there’s plenty of choice – but there is also a wide variation in food hygiene standards, with ratings ranging from the top score of 5 to a bottom score of 0.

It’s a sudden change from the previous trend. Our previous round-ups of zero-rated premises have shown the number of places with a zero going down over the past two years.

But there are now 100 businesses in the city that have been given a zero, compared with 90 when we last looked in December 2018. See which of the city centre restaurants and takeaways made the list of shame in the video above.

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According to the data on the Food Standards Agency website – which lists the results from every local authority in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – there are 6,960 businesses in Birmingham serving or selling food, and just over half of those have a top hygiene rating of five. These include restaurantstakeaways, cafes, shops, pubs, hotels, hospitals, schools and universities.

So the number of zero-rated premises is only 1.4 per cent of the total but it does mean all the businesses listed below were awarded 0 and told urgent improvements were necessary.

Is your favourite on the list?

The area with the highest number of zero-rated premises is the city centre, followed by Sparkhill and Acocks Green in joint second place.

ZERO-rated by area

All information was taken directly from the Food Standards Agency website and correct on April 16, 2019.

Note that some businesses still listed by the Food Standards Agency and appearing in this list may have since rebranded, moved or closed.

They are listed by name, address and the date of the most recent inspection and also shown on the map below:

Zero food hygiene ratings April 2019
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Acocks Green

Caspian Pizza

1072 Warwick Road Acocks Green Birmingham B27 6BH

08 May 2018

Caspian Pizza in Acocks Green
Caspian Pizza in Acocks Green

Lahore Shahi Grill

31 Shirley Road Acocks Green Birmingham B27 7XU

14 May 2018

MishMash Desserts

311 Fox Hollies Road Acocks Green Birmingham B27 7PS

02 August 2018

Seaspray

11 Westley Road Birmingham B27 7UQ

29 August 2018

Shakehouse

1161 Warwick Road Acocks Green Birmingham B27 6RG

09 May 2018

The Village Cafe

1160 Warwick Road Acocks Green Birmingham B27 6BP

08 May 2018

Village Kebab House

35 Westley Road Birmingham B27 7UQ

29 August 2018

Alum Rock

Chaat House

155 Alum Rock Road Birmingham B8 1NH

01 February 2019

Lahore Pizza And Kebab House

32 Alum Rock Road Birmingham B8 1JB

11 November 2018

Makkah Halal Meat & Poultry

670 Alum Rock Road Birmingham B8 3NU

09 October 2018

UKS Fried Chicken and Pizza

746 Alum Rock Road Birmingham B8 3PP

11 March 2019

Aston

Chicken.Com

409 Witton Road Aston Birmingham B6 6SP

21 March 2018

MH Bangla Stop

64 Victoria Road Aston Birmingham B6 5HA

13 November 2018

Balsall Heath

Al Faisals

136-140 Stoney Lane B12 8AQ

29 September 2017

Coffee Lounge

424 Moseley Road Birmingham B12 9AT

03 September 2018

Bartley Green

Valley Spice

12 Illeybrook Square Birmingham B32 3DD

08 October 2018

Billesley

Pizza Belushi

455 Brook Lane Billesley Birmingham B13 0BT

23 October 2018

Bordesley Green

Family Pizza

292 Green Lane Bordesley Green Birmingham B9 5DN

14 May 2018

Lazzat Bakery

415 Bordesley Green Bordesley Green Birmingham B9 5RE

09 January 2019

Welcome House

4 Blake Lane Birmingham B9 5QY

07 February 2019

City centre

Baguette Du Monde

Su746 Upper Mall East Bullring Birmingham B5 4BF

16 January 2019

Bari Bari Big Fish

Stall 123 The Indoor Market Edgbaston Street Birmingham B5 4RQ

03 October 2017

Big Johns City

120-122 Corporation Street Birmingham B4 6SX

16 November 2018

Bodega South American Bar and Cantina in Bennetts Hill
Bodega South American Bar and Cantina in Bennetts Hill

Bodega Bar & Cantina

12 Bennetts Hill Birmingham B2 5RS

08 November 2018

East Z East

195-198 Broad Street Birmingham B15 1AY

19 February 2019

Love Chicken

56 High Street Birmingham B4 7SY

05 March 2019

Madani Fresh Food

St Martins Market Edgbaston Street Birmingham B5 4RB

03 October 2017

Skippers Fish Bar and Pizza

40 Horse Fair Birmingham B1 1DA

05 February 2019

The Jekyll And Hyde

The Jekyll And Hyde 28 Steelhouse Lane Birmingham B4 6BJ

13 November 2018

The Jekyll and Hyde bar in Steelhouse Lane.

The Urban Kitchen Fish & Chips

148-151 Bromsgrove Street Birmingham B5 6RG

01 August 2018

The Wellington

Wellington 37 Bennetts Hill Birmingham B2 5SN

18 December 2018

The Wellington

Yummy Seafood and BBQ

Ground Basement Floors Kotwall House Wrottesley Street B5 4RT

01 March 2019

Digbeth

Irish Centre

High Street Deritend Birmingham B12 0LN

21 January 2019

Duddeston

Great Wall

256 Great Lister Street Birmingham B7 4DA

22 May 2018

Edgbaston

Prince Hotel

Prince Hotel 4 Stanmore Road Birmingham B16 9TA

Rated zero after an inspection on 25 September 2017, recently inspected again – new rating to be published soon

Desserts Parlour

244 Dudley Road Birmingham B18 4HN

01 October 2018

Portland Kebabish

444 Portland Road Birmingham B17 8LT

05 October 2017

Select & Save

13-15 Islington Row Birmingham B15 1LA

09 November 2017

Smithys Hotel

415-417 Hagley Road Birmingham B17 8BL

01 August 2018

Erdington

Azqa Quick Stop

982 Tyburn Road Birmingham B24 0TL

21 November 2018

Hall Green

Karahi King

1154 Stratford Road Hall Green Birmingham B28 8AF

28 November 2018

Noodle Box

Private address in B28 registered with Birmingham local authority

12 August 2018

Right Price Supermarket

Flat 2 316-318 Baldwins Lane Birmingham B28 0RB

15 March 2018

RK Convenience Store

304 Shaftmoor Lane Birmingham B28 8SU

07 February 2019

Roti & Curry Caterers

1215 Stratford Road Hall Green Birmingham B28 9AD

18 February 2019

Handsworth

(Image: Google Streetview)

Baltic Sklep

204 Rookery Road Birmingham B21 9PY

19 April 2018

Khan Fruits And Vegetables

321 Soho Road Birmingham B21 9SD

06 March 2018

Rainbow Jerk Centre

85 Grove Lane Birmingham B21 9HF

09 April 2018

UK Asian Women’s Centre

23 Hamstead Road Birmingham B19 1BX

Rated zero after an inspection on 29 August 2018, recently inspected again – new rating to be published soon

UK Grillers

343-345 Soho Road Birmingham B21 9SE

11 October 2018

Highgate

Munir Halal

1 Horton Square Birmingham B12 0YR

06 June 2018

Hockley

Lituanica

Arch 12 Queensway Arches Livery Street Birmingham B3 1EU

27 January 2019

Sweet Dreams Catering

119 Great Hampton Row Birmingham B19 3JN

30 January 2019

Hodge Hill

Lifestyle Express

63-65 Collingbourne Avenue Birmingham B36 8PE

15 August 2018

Urban Chai

96 Stechford Lane Birmingham B8 2AL

26 February 2019

Kings Heath

Chillies

156 Woodthorpe Road Birmingham B14 6EQ

26 November 2018

Daily Fresh

21-23 High Street Kings Heath Birmingham B14 7BB

20 November 2017

Papa Chinos

3 York Road Birmingham B14 7SA

29 January 2019

Kings Norton

Select And Save

30 Greaves Square Birmingham B38 9LX

Rated zero after inspection on 07 November 2017, recently inspected again – new rating to be published soon

Kitts Green

Pauls Supermarket

132-134 Lea Village Birmingham B33 9SL

Rated zero after inspection on 25 January 2018, recently inspected again – new rating to be published soon

Longbridge

The Royal Fish Bar

93 Longbridge Lane Longbridge Birmingham B31 2UT

17 December 2018

Lozells

(Image: Google Streetview)

Bhazian’s Grill

46 Lozells Road Birmingham B19 2TH

15 August 2018

Flamingo Cafe & Restaurant

81-83 Villa Road Birmingham B19 1NH

23 October 2018

Jamil Foods Store

85A Wills Street Birmingham B19 2AZ

26 October 2017

Shezans Kebab House

182A Lozells Road Birmingham B19 1PA

04 February 2019

Nechells

Village Supermarket

10 Oliver Street Birmingham B7 4NX

18 January 2019

Newtown

Pizza & Plonk

25-27 Lower Loveday Street Birmingham B19 3SB

31 May 2018

Northfield

Em & L’s Kitchen

Northfield Variety Market 725 Bristol Road South Birmingham B31 2NG

01 August 2018

Em & L’s Kitchen

Northfield Variety Market 725 Bristol Road South B31 2NG

01 August 2018

Great Wall House

958 Bristol Road South Birmingham B31 2PE

04 October 2018

Pizza by Papa

828 Bristol Road South Birmingham B31 2NS

11 February 2019

Perry Barr

Hamza Restaurant

165 Birchfield Road Birmingham B19 1LL

26 February 2019

Selly Oak

Castle Convenience Store

32-34 Castle Road Birmingham B29 5BA

06 February 2018

Chicken.Com

570 Bristol Road Selly Oak Birmingham B29 6BE

06 February 2019

Paprika Grill

9 Raddlebarn Road Birmingham B29 6HJ

18 October 2018

Romeo Pizza

626 Bristol Road Selly Oak Birmingham B29 6BQ

18 December 2018

Small Heath

Al Uruba Cafe

391a Coventry Road Birmingham B10 0SP

08 October 2018

Hot N Spicy

626 Coventry Road Birmingham B10 0UT

11 March 2019

Zurbiyan

392 Coventry Road Birmingham B10 0UF

30 October 2018

Sparkbrook

Deshi Mass Bazar

9 Oldfield Road Birmingham B12 8TT

02 October 2017

Ditta Fast Food

169 Walford Road Birmingham B11 1QJ

20 November 2017

El-Baraka Butcher

125 Ladypool Road Birmingham B12 8LH

01 February 2018

Kafe Karachi

127-129 Ladypool Road Birmingham B12 8LH

01 November 2018

Masaka Food Store

296-298 Stratford Road Sparkbrook Birmingham B11 1AA

07 November 2017

Syed Brothers

182 Walford Road Birmingham B11 1QD

17 October 2018

Sparkhill

Addis Cafe

137 Stratford Road Birmingham B11 1RD

25 October 2018

Bismillah Curry and Pizza

76 Showell Green Lane Birmingham B11 4JP

26 September 2018

Dixy Chicken

780 Stratford Road Birmingham B11 4BP

18 February 2019

Midway Halal Meat Stores

768 Stratford Road Birmingham B11 4BP

06 December 2017

Mushtaq Sweet Centre

451 Stratford Road Birmingham B11 4LD

14 September 2018

Tasty Chicken

96 Stratford Road Birmingham B11 1AN

11 January 2018

Y Not Roti

33 Formans Road Birmingham B11 3AP

11 March 2019

Stechford

Daanyaal Kebab House

159 Albert Road Stechford Birmingham B33 8UB

03 January 2019

Maeme’s Piri Piri

158 Station Road Stechford Birmingham B33 8BT

02 May 2018

Stirchley

Bengal Chaa

1219 Pershore Road Birmingham B30 2YT

22 November 2018

Chris’s Cafe

1 Charlotte Road Birmingham B30 2BT

05 December 2018

Tyseley

Mels Glasshouse Ltd

563-565 Warwick Road Birmingham B11 2EX

12 February 2019

HOW ARE PLACES ASSESSED?

At an unannounced inspection, an environment officer from Birmingham City Council will visit and check:

  • how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • the condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • how the business manages what it does to make sure food is safe and so that the officer can be confident standards will be maintained in the future

WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:

0 – Urgent improvement necessary

1 – Major improvement necessary

2 – Improvement necessary

3 – Generally satisfactor

4 – Good

5 – Very good

BIRMINGHAMMAIL

Inspections take place throughout the year and ratings are subject to change.

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