A WORCESTER restaurant has received a one-star in food hygiene rating from health inspectors.

Thai Gallery Restaurant, on Friar Street, was inspected by officers on August 19.

The rating means that major improvements are necessary. According to the Food Standards Agency a business will receive a one star rating if they score between 45 and 50 points.

For example, if there are a number of breaches to food hygiene and a lack of training among staff.

The report found the Thai restaurant's hygienic handling of food required improvement, as well as the cleanliness and conditions of the facilities and the building.

Their management of food safety was a cause for concern, with officers reporting that "major improvements" were necessary.

The rating may come as a shock to customers as the previous two inspections rated the popular city eatery with five stars.

They join the small list of restaurants who share the one-star rating; Age UK Worcester And District Lunch Club

Bilford Court and Your’s Pizza Bite / Little India in Ronkswood Hill and Groszek in Lowesmoor.

The Worcester News tried to contact Thai Gallery Restaurant for a comment, but nobody was available.

More than 20 businesses received five stars last month, with cafes, pubs and restaurants among those listed after the latest inspections by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Ratings are judged by inspectors over the standards in the handling of food, how food is stored, how food is prepared, cleanliness of facilities and pest control, how food safety is managed and evidence staff know about food safety.

If managers disagree with a rating, or believe their business has been upgraded since receiving the rating listed on the FSA website, food.gov.uk, they should contact the FSA directly.

All information published is based on results on the FSA website, food.gov.uk, and is correct as of September 12, 2021, with inspections listed as the latest carried out.