A MEDITERRANEAN restaurant in Culcheth has recovered its food hygiene rating after being slapped with a poor score last month.

Istanbul Grill, off Warrington Road in Culcheth, has been awarded top marks in its latest hygiene inspection.

This comes after a poor result came through for the eatery in August, when the site was rated two-out-of-five.

However, following its latest inspection, the restaurant is back in form.

The Food Standards Agency inspects establishments against the following criteria:

  • Hygienic food handling - Hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage.
  • Management of food safety - System or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.
  • Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building - Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene.

At its last inspection, Istanbul Grill was told that improvements were required regarding hygienic food handling, though it was 'generally satisfactory' in other areas.

However, when reinspected on October 26, the Culcheth restaurant was marked as 'good' for the management of food safety, and 'very good' for the other two areas.

All information is taken from the Food Standards Agency and is accurate at the time of writing.