IT has been a bumper month with more than 20 businesses receiving five stars in latest food hygiene ratings.

Cafes, pubs and restaurants are 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.

The businesses that have been listed this month, and the date they were inspected, are:

  • Lyppard Fryer, Ankerage Green (August 13)
  • Costa, High Street (August 12)
  • Mix, St Pauls Street (August 12)
  • Nando's, Friar Street (August 12)
  • Starbucks, The Cross (August 12)
  • The Full English Cafe, Astwood Road (August 11)
  • The Punchbowl Inn, Lichfield Avenue (August 13)
  • The Three Pears, Wainwright Road (August 13)
  • Eastfield Fisheries, Wadborough Road, Kempsey (August 4)
  • Ground Espresso Bar At Next, Elgar Retail Park, Blackpole Road (August 4)
  • Broomfields Farm Shop, School Plantation, Holt Heath (August 2)
  • Meneki Ramen, Farrier Street (August 6)
  • Anaz Balti, St Johns (August 10)
  • Charlies Cafe Bar, Sidbury (August 5)
  • Corner Cafe & Restaurant At Like U CIO, Westbury Street (August 5)
  • Cote Brasserie, High Street (July 30)
  • DP German Kebab, Ombersley Road (August 4)
  • Luckys Lunch Box, Cosgrove Close (August 5)
  • MFG St Stephens / St Stephens Service Station, Droitwich Road (August 4)
  • St Richards Hospice, St Swithins Street (August 5)
  • The Northwick Arms, Vine Street (August 6)

Meanwhile there are no new names on the list of one star food rated businesses.

One star is the second-lowest of the FSA ratings, meaning 'major improvement is necessary'

This means the list of one star-rated places remains:

  • Groszek in Lowesmoor
  • Age UK Worcester And District Lunch Club
  • Bilford Court and Your’s Pizza Bite / Little India in Ronkswood Hill.

All information published is based on results on the FSA website,, and is correct as of August 27, 2021, with inspections listed as the latest carried out.