Revealed: The Harrow restaurants and takeaways rated lowest for hygiene by the Food Standards Agency

Harrow Times: The Peking Garden received the Food Standards Agency's lowest hygiene rating from inspectors in January The Peking Garden received the Food Standards Agency's lowest hygiene rating from inspectors in January

The Harrow Times can reveal some of the restaurants and takeaways in the borough with the lowest hygiene ratings.

According to the Food Standards Agency website, a total 19 restaurants have been awarded one out of a possible five in their latest inspections, meaning the restaurants are in major need of improvement.

The five most recently inspected by Harrow Borough Council are:

Harrow Times:

Harrow CoffeeTime, of the Quadrant Headstone Gardens.

The cafe, serving Sri Lankan food and English breakfasts, was last inspected on October 29 last year. When the Harrow Times visited the shop for a comment the no-one was available for comment and the establishment appeared to be closed.

Harrow Times:

K5 Lounge Restaurant, in Love Lane, Pinner, was given a rating of one at its inspection on September 30, 2013.

Speaking to the Harrow Times, the manager of the restaurant said since the inspection staff had training and standards had improved.

Harrow Times:

The Peking Garden Take Away, in Marsh Road, Pinner was last inspected on January 27 this year. When approached, nobody was available for comment about its low hygiene rating.

Harrow Times:

UK Expert Pizza & Grill, in Honeypot Lane Stanmore, was given its low rating on December 4, 2013. No-one was available to give the Harrow Times a comment when asked.

Harrow Times:

Warsi Restaurant & Takeaway in Streatfield Road, Harrow, was last inspected on September 17 last year.

The manager of the restaurant told the Harrow Times that since they were inspected all chefs and staff have been through a food hygiene course and health and safety training.

He added standards were much higher and he was hoping to get organise another inspection soon.

Hygiene ratings are ranked 0 to 5.

0 - Urgent improvement necessary

1 - Major improvement necessary

2 - Improvement necessary

3 - Generally satisfactory

4 - Good

5 - Very good

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3:19pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Serious health implications for our citizens and visitors.Harrow Council will need to get more inspectors out to pin down culprits and deal with them swiftly and efficiently.

This has gone on long enough and damages our good name,when we are spending so much to make our borough a friendly and safe place for others to come to.One can appreciate funding these additional officers may be an issue but they will be worth their weight in gold.What price our health??
Serious health implications for our citizens and visitors.Harrow Council will need to get more inspectors out to pin down culprits and deal with them swiftly and efficiently. This has gone on long enough and damages our good name,when we are spending so much to make our borough a friendly and safe place for others to come to.One can appreciate funding these additional officers may be an issue but they will be worth their weight in gold.What price our health?? Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -3

7:28am Sat 29 Mar 14

DJFearRoss says...

When standards slip below a certain a level, they should just be shut down for good. There is no excuse. This is England. Criminal charges should also be brought. Make no mistake, the owners of these places know perfectly well what they're doing.
When standards slip below a certain a level, they should just be shut down for good. There is no excuse. This is England. Criminal charges should also be brought. Make no mistake, the owners of these places know perfectly well what they're doing. DJFearRoss
  • Score: 7

11:40am Sat 29 Mar 14

jackdaw says...

DJFearRoss wrote:
When standards slip below a certain a level, they should just be shut down for good. There is no excuse. This is England. Criminal charges should also be brought. Make no mistake, the owners of these places know perfectly well what they're doing.
I thimk the problem might resolve itself because now readers have seen pictures in the Harrow Times they will be avoiding these restaurants like the plague.

As well as being closed down perhaps the owners of these establishments should be forced to eat the meals they have cooked for a month.
[quote][p][bold]DJFearRoss[/bold] wrote: When standards slip below a certain a level, they should just be shut down for good. There is no excuse. This is England. Criminal charges should also be brought. Make no mistake, the owners of these places know perfectly well what they're doing.[/p][/quote]I thimk the problem might resolve itself because now readers have seen pictures in the Harrow Times they will be avoiding these restaurants like the plague. As well as being closed down perhaps the owners of these establishments should be forced to eat the meals they have cooked for a month. jackdaw
  • Score: 4

2:25pm Sat 29 Mar 14

DJFearRoss says...

jackdaw wrote:
DJFearRoss wrote:
When standards slip below a certain a level, they should just be shut down for good. There is no excuse. This is England. Criminal charges should also be brought. Make no mistake, the owners of these places know perfectly well what they're doing.
I thimk the problem might resolve itself because now readers have seen pictures in the Harrow Times they will be avoiding these restaurants like the plague.

As well as being closed down perhaps the owners of these establishments should be forced to eat the meals they have cooked for a month.
@jackdaw.

They'll simply reopen them, change the name and put a 'under new management' sign in the window.
[quote][p][bold]jackdaw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DJFearRoss[/bold] wrote: When standards slip below a certain a level, they should just be shut down for good. There is no excuse. This is England. Criminal charges should also be brought. Make no mistake, the owners of these places know perfectly well what they're doing.[/p][/quote]I thimk the problem might resolve itself because now readers have seen pictures in the Harrow Times they will be avoiding these restaurants like the plague. As well as being closed down perhaps the owners of these establishments should be forced to eat the meals they have cooked for a month.[/p][/quote]@jackdaw. They'll simply reopen them, change the name and put a 'under new management' sign in the window. DJFearRoss
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Sat 29 Mar 14

jackdaw says...

Good point. Perhaps they should should put pictures of the owners of the establishments so we could recognise them.
Also the article says 19 restaurants have been a one grading which means major improvements are necessary.

They seem not to care. There is talk of training in hygiene but given their low starting point I cannot see there will be that much improvement. What kind of idiots are they if they have to be taught basic hygiene.

A lifetime ban from in working in the food trade might be applicable. I wonder how much it has cost the NHS to deal with poeple who have eaten in their disgusting premiises?
Good point. Perhaps they should should put pictures of the owners of the establishments so we could recognise them. Also the article says 19 restaurants have been a one grading which means major improvements are necessary. They seem not to care. There is talk of training in hygiene but given their low starting point I cannot see there will be that much improvement. What kind of idiots are they if they have to be taught basic hygiene. A lifetime ban from in working in the food trade might be applicable. I wonder how much it has cost the NHS to deal with poeple who have eaten in their disgusting premiises? jackdaw
  • Score: 1

9:35am Sun 30 Mar 14

Methodman says...

Lack of command of the English language may well be a factor in some of the establishments poor hygiene scores.
I frequent fast food establishments in the Borough regularly and often come across staff members that do not speak English,how can we expect these restaurants to adhere to UK hygiene standards if they can not understand them?
Lack of command of the English language may well be a factor in some of the establishments poor hygiene scores. I frequent fast food establishments in the Borough regularly and often come across staff members that do not speak English,how can we expect these restaurants to adhere to UK hygiene standards if they can not understand them? Methodman
  • Score: 1

9:45am Sun 30 Mar 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

There is no excuse for not understanding English.They manage to trade don't they?There has to be somebody in each establishment who can be made accountable and have the law spelled out at great length so that the message gets through loud and clear.

We have interpreters available and many volunteers who would assist the Council to get this sorted.Enough of the non-sense!

Totally unacceptable state of affairs in our restaurants and take-aways which must be addressed urgently.We must not allow our health to be compromised by uncaring folk.
There is no excuse for not understanding English.They manage to trade don't they?There has to be somebody in each establishment who can be made accountable and have the law spelled out at great length so that the message gets through loud and clear. We have interpreters available and many volunteers who would assist the Council to get this sorted.Enough of the non-sense! Totally unacceptable state of affairs in our restaurants and take-aways which must be addressed urgently.We must not allow our health to be compromised by uncaring folk. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -3

10:49am Tue 1 Apr 14

SmellyFingers says...

Mass immigration into Harrow caused this. All the foreign takeaways which account for literally all of them in the borough are absolutely revolting bar the couple of larger restaurants. I can't even get a decent doner kebab around here not like i could in the west midlands because here they all taste like dog crap!
Mass immigration into Harrow caused this. All the foreign takeaways which account for literally all of them in the borough are absolutely revolting bar the couple of larger restaurants. I can't even get a decent doner kebab around here not like i could in the west midlands because here they all taste like dog crap! SmellyFingers
  • Score: 1

7:49am Thu 3 Apr 14

Roger89 says...

Name and Shame the restaurant owners with their photographs.
Name and Shame the restaurant owners with their photographs. Roger89
  • Score: -1

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