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Shocking food hygiene ratings revealed

PUBLISHED: 17:46 01 April 2009 | UPDATED: 11:30 12 August 2010

SOME 15 per cent of restaurants in the borough have failed food hygiene inspections in the last two years. A total of 112 restaurants in Bromley scored the worst scores in food hygiene when inspected by Environmental Health officers and 140 were rated a

SOME 15 per cent of restaurants in the borough have failed food hygiene inspections in the last two years.

A total of 112 restaurants in Bromley scored the worst scores in food hygiene when inspected by Environmental Health officers and 140 were rated as poor.

And 23.8 per cent of food outlets only received a fair rating or two stars out of five.

Restaurants in West Wickham fared particularly badly with The Pickhurst Tavern, the Thai Elephant and the Diwana Tandoori scoring nil stars with some of the worst marks. Other restaurants rated extremely poor included the Bird In Hand pub in Bromley which closed in November last year, the Freelands Tavern in Bickley, restaurant Café Mono, Bromley Grill, and Bar Flux in Beckenham.

The Harvester Crooked Billet, that featured in the BBC's Rogue Restaurants, was also failed in July last year.

Pubs the Bricklayers Arms and the Five Bells in Bromley Common as well as the Black Horse in Orpington were rated poor.

Other food outlets that failed the inspections included Park House Rugby Football Club in Bromley, Beckenham Leisure Centre, Bromley Ski Centre and West Kent Golf Club.

Schools Highfield Infants in Bromley and residential homes in Tugmutton Close, Orpington were also scored just one star.

A spokesman for Bromley council said none of the centres that failed the inspection have been closed.

He added: "Whilst these premises complied with the required food safety standards, there were issues which we have worked with the organisations to address. This is standard procedure."

More than 1,000 restaurants were rated from good to excellent in their food hygiene with White Oak Court Nursing Home in Chislehurst, Raglan Primary in Bromley and Chelsfield Village Hall scoring particularly well.

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