AN Indian restaurant has made a comeback after being rated 'one star' for food hygiene.

Voujon, in Lowesmoor, Worcester, received the much-improved 'four' star rating after a re-inspection on Thursday, June 29.

New director and manager Shelim Alom discovered that the restaurant had received the low rating following an inspection carried out by the Food Standards Agency in April, just as he was taking over the business.

Mr Alom, aged 35, who has managed about six restaurants in total, said: "We started to make improvements as soon as we took over.

"The kitchen has been repainted and everything has been sorted. People are writing about the improvements that have been made and love the new menu."

"If you look at our TripAdvisor rating people are rating us four or five stars."

The report by inspector Helen Cameron rated hygienic food handling, in preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage as 'good'.

She also praised cleanliness and condition of facilities and building, including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control, as 'good'.

Management of food safety, which included checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and confidence that standards will be maintained in future was judged as 'generally satisfactory'.

Mr Alom admitted it had been difficult to make such vast improvements in such a short period of time.

"It was hard work to get almost five stars," he said.

In the report inspector Helen Cameron said the restaurant could easily achieve 'five stars' if they ensure detailed cleaning was completed, for example light switches and fridge handles, to carry out a full allergen assessment and to ensure all external waste bins are kept closed and that cardboard, and plastic was moved elsewhere.