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POOR STANDARDS: Harrow voted second worst place in the country for food hygiene ratings 

 Published on: 10th November 2019   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

Restaurants, takeaways and businesses in Pinner and Stanmore have contributed to Harrow being one of the most unhygienic places to eat in the country.

Data gathered by Claims Direct showed where in the country was the best and worst for hygiene – with Harrow being amongst the worst.

In total they looked at the scores from 450,000 businesses in the country.

Southall in west London is the worst in the country with an average rating of 3.89 out of five, with Harrow second worst with an average of 4.06.

This low score was in part thanks to restaurants and takeaways in Pinner and Stanmore.

That includes Tipplers Off Licence, in Pinner Green which only scored one out of five for hygiene with the business failing in all aspects of food hygiene.

Elsewhere, Capacity Istanbul, also in Pinner Green, only scored two out of five with the cleanliness of the facilities and building being a major factor.

Fletchers Fish Bar scored three out of five, with average scores for cleanliness, food hygiene and management of food.

However, those weren’t the only places in Pinner that scored top marks thought, and Mike Halpin, who eats in Pinner regularly, says the standard is better than other areas.

He said: “I eat out in Pinner regularly and I think most places clearly take care of their cleanliness and hygiene.

“They all display their current hygiene rating so there is no hiding. If you have any doubts I’m sure the restaurant will answer any concerns you have.

“Certainly other areas in Harrow are worse.”

In Stanmore SD Lanes ltd, trading as M18, only scored one out of five for hygiene and Jumeirah Gardens Ltd only scored two out of five.

However there are restaurants and takeaways with five stars including The Subway on Church Road and White House Take-Away on The Broadway. 

Restaurants in takeaways in the Weymouth area of Dorset scored highest in the country with an average rating of 4.85.

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