Scores on the doors: Lincoln restaurants with poor hygiene ratings

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Data compiled by The Lincolnite shows that there are 25 restaurants, pubs and cafes in the Lincoln area with poor hygiene ratings.

There are more than 620 places with 5/5 hygiene rating (very good), representing the majority. 173 spots have 4/5, 81 have 3/5 (generally satisfactory) and 9 with 2/5 (improvement necessary).

For the Lincoln area, this list has three places with 0/5 rating (urgent improvement necessary) and 25 places with 1/5 rating (major improvement necessary).

A rating shows you how well the business is meeting the requirements of food hygiene law. It gives you an idea of what’s going on in the kitchen, or behind closed doors, so you can choose where you eat or buy food.

Most restaurants put their hygiene rating visible on the door or at the till, but businesses are not obliged to display their rating, as this is a voluntary scheme.

The latest ratings are compiled from data from the Food Standards Agency and City of Lincoln Council with additional data for locations on the outskirts of Lincoln from North Kesteven District Council and West Lindsey District Council.

Ratings from the local inspectors are updated on a monthly basis, though many places have maintained their poor ratings for several months. You can check for ratings of a particular business on the FSA website or via the FSA smartphone app for iPhone, Android and Windows 8.

FSA 0/5 ratings

The Cherry Tree
10 Laburnum Drive Cherry Willingham Lincoln LN3 4AS
Last inspection: 11 September 2012

The Sun Inn
Sun Inn 20 Bridge Street Saxilby Lincoln LN1 2PZ
Last inspection: 17 January 2013

Ye Olde Crowne
30 Clasketgate Lincoln LN2 1JS
Last inspection: 1 October 2012

FSA 1/5 rating

303 Wolsey Way Lincoln LN2 4SX
Last inspection: 16 January 2013

Chicken Cottage
Unit 4a Wigford Way Lincoln LN1 1YX
Last inspection: 1 November 2012

Chip Stop
267 Newark Road North Hykeham LN6 8QE
Last inspection: 20 September 2012

Curtis of Lincoln Ltd
12 The Forum North Hykeham LN6 8HW
Last inspection: 21 June 2012

Fox and Hounds
Newark Road North Hykeham LN6 9SP
Last inspection: 8 January 2013

Green Dragon
Broadgate Lincoln LN2 5DH
Last inspection: 12 September 2012

Harbour City Restaurant
The Landings Burton Waters Lincoln LN1 2TU
Last inspection: 10 January 2013

H M Prison
Greetwell Road Lincoln LN2 4BD
Last inspection: 15 August 2012

International Food
18 Portland Street Lincoln LN5 7JX
Last inspection: 24 October 2011

International Supermarket
373-374 High Street Lincoln LN5 7RU
Last inspection: 31 August 2011

Jade Garden
269 Newark Road North Hykeham LN6 8QE
Last inspection: 12 November 2012

30 Portland Street Lincoln LN5 7JX
Last inspection: 21 February 2012

Legal Food
67 High Street Lincoln LN5 8AD
Last inspection: 11 February 2013

Lincolnshire Red
3 Newland Lincoln LN1 1UX
Last inspection: 16 January 2013

Lion Food Center
116 High Street Lincoln LN5 7PR
Last inspection: 8 July 2012

Nettleham Pizza House
Unit 5 19 The Green Nettleham Lincoln LN2 2NR
Last inspection: 25 April 2012

Papa’s Pizza
11 Trelawney Crescent Lincoln LN1 3PA
Last inspection: 13 November 2012

7 Eastgate Lincoln LN2 1QA
Last inspection: 14 August 2012

Sarga Indian Restaurant & Takeaway
275 Newark Road North Hykeham LN6 8QE
Last inspection: 8 February 2012

191B Newark Road Lincoln LN5 8NP
Last inspection: 12 March 2012 (business changed)

The Gatehouse Inn
178 Newark Road Bracebridge Lincoln LN5 8QJ
Last inspection: 1 August 2012

West End Food Market
127 West Parade Lincoln LN1 1QS
Last inspection: 10 January 2013

Due to conflicting errors with the data supplied, three places on the list have had subsequent inspections since the dates listed, and their ratings have significantly improved. The Lincolnite would like to unreservedly apologise for the error to Lincoln Hospital Sports & Social Club, who had an inspection on January 10, 2013 (score 4/5), LA Tapas (now under new management, formerly known as LA Cafe), which had an inspection on January 28 (score 4/5), and Monks Vineyard, which received a 3/5 score after an inspection on January 24.

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