CITY restaurants, schools and a National Trust museum have been awarded the highest food hygiene rating after recent inspections.

Ratings are judged by Worcestershire Regulatory Services 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.

The new five-star Worcester businesses to make the list after new inspections, and the date they were inspected, are:


The Firs, Elgar's Birthplace, Crown East Lane Lower Broadheath Worcester (May 23)

Thomas Franks Ltd at The Kings School, Hostel House, College Green (May 20)

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Worcester Racecourse, Grand Stand Road (May 20)

Singapore Restaurant, Friar Street (May 19)

Ruby Cantonese Restaurant, Bransford Road (May 17)

Witley Wrap at Great Witley C of E Primary School, Worcester Road, Great Witley (May 9)


Others on the list after recent inspections include:


Costcutter, Droitwich Road, Fernhill Heath (May 22)

Offerton Farm Day Nursery, Offerton Lane, Hindlip (May 22)

Regency High School, Carnforth Drive, Warndon (May 11)

Cake Box, Broad Street (May 10)

Worcester Grill, Gregorys Mill Street (May 8)

AJ's Pizza Worcester, Laslett Street (May 6)

Altafs Balti, Tolladine Road (May 5)

Magic Moments At Tudor Way Family Hub, Tudor Way (May 5)

Malvern Catering Services At Dines Green Community Academy, Tudor Way (May 5)

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Norton Hall Nursing Home, Woodbury Park, Norton (May 4)

Potting Shed Coffee Shop, St Peters Garden Centre, Broomhall, Norton (May 4)

AIP At Kempsey Primary School, Ellsdon, Kempsey (May 3)

BP Whittington Road Service Station, Whittington Road (April 29)

Globe Modern Bistro, Friar Street (April 29)

Vue Cinema, Friar Street (April 29)

Compass Group At Made Restaurant, University of Worcester, Henwick Grove (April 28)

Meneki Ramen, Farrier Street  (April 28)


Meanwhile there is now only one Worcester business on the list of one-star 'major improvement necessary' rated food businesses, after Lifestyle Express in Kilbury Drive was upgraded to three stars following an inspection on May 5. 


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The remaining business on the list is O Nosso Cafe in London Road.

No business in Worcester has zero stars, the lowest rating.

All information published is based on results on the Food Standards Agency website and is correct as of May 27, with inspections listed as the latest carried out.