MORE than 20 Worcester food businesses have recently received the highest food hygiene ratings from health inspectors.

Worcester City Council has given five out of five stars to more than 30 businesses inspected since August 1 this year, with the results published on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.

Ratings are judged by inspectors on 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.

A number of businesses across the area already have the highest rating from their inspections in recent years, with a full list at

Among the new businesses to make the five star list, and the date they were inspected, are:

Charlies Cafe Bar, Sidbury (August 5)

Corner Cafe & Restaurant At Like U CIO, Westbury Street (August 5)

Luckys Lunch Box, Cosgrove Close (August 5)

St Richards Hospice, St Swithins Street (August 5)

The Northwick Arms, Vine Street (August 6)

Meneki Ramen, Farrier Street (August 6)

Anaz Balti, St Johns (August 10)

The Full English Cafe, Astwood Road (August 11)

Costa, High Street (August 12)

Mix, St Pauls Street (August 12)

Nando's, Friar Street (August 12)

Starbucks, The Cross (August 12)

Lyppard Fryer, Ankerage Green (August 13)

The Punchbowl Inn, Lichfield Avenue (August 13)

The Three Pears, Wainwright Road (August 13)

Time To Eat, The Hopmarket, The Foregate (August 19)

Creams Cafe Worcester, St Nicholas Street (August 19)

Iceland, Friary Walk, (August 19)

Paradiddles, Sidbury (August 19)

Wok 'N' Roll, Ankerage Green (August 26)

Cabin Cafe At The Building Centre, Tolladine Road (August 27)

Bath Road Chippy, Bath Road (September 3)

The White Hart, Droitwich Road, Fernhill Heath (September 3)

Meanwhile there are no new names on the list of one star food rated businesses. This means the list of one star-rated places remains:

Age UK Worcester And District Lunch Club

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

Groszek in Lowesmoor

Thai Gallery Restaurant, Friar Street

All information published is based on results on the FSA website,, and is correct as of September 23, 2021, with inspections listed as the latest carried out.