The Food Standards Agency (FSA) published results of Gravesham inspections this summer showing the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, five restaurants and one pub had its second lowest rating.
The Sikh temple in Saddington Street, the Cyclocafe in Wrotham Road, Milton Ale Shades pub in East Milton Road, Comptons cafe in High Street, Saprano’s pizza delivery and takeaway in Parrock Street, Denton Fish Bar in East Milton Road, all in Gravesend, and R T Dosa Indian restaurant in The Hill, Northfleet, received a 1/5 rating, meaning “major improvement” was needed.
Restaurants, cafes, shops, or anywhere else that serves or sells food are rated on a 0-5 system. Places given a zero rating are said to need “urgent improvement” and those scoring five are said to be of a “very good standard”.
An inspector can shut down a restaurant or business on the spot if he or she feels the premises poses a sufficient health risk to the public.
Among those scoring 5/5 in this summer’s inspections, restaurants in Northfleet featured highly.