Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Food Hygiene Ratings


The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) makes it easier for consumers to choose places with good hygiene standards when they're eating out or shopping for food.

The food hygiene rating tells customers about the hygiene standards in restaurants, pubs, cafes, takeaways, hotels, supermarkets and other places they go to for food, such as lunch clubs or sports venues.

Businesses are given a hygiene rating between 0-5 following an inspection. The hygiene rating depends on the standards of hygiene found at the time of the inspection. 

The ratings are on a scale from '0' at the bottom, which means that urgent improvement is necessary, to '5' at the top, which means that the business was found to have 'very good' hygiene standards. Any business should be able to reach this top rating. The food hygiene rating is not a guide to food quality.

Search for food hygiene ratings

If you are a business wishing to:

  • make improvements following an inspection, please view our Improve your food hygiene rating.
  • make an appeal against a rating; request a re-inspection; apply for the early publication of your rating; or add a comment against your score on the website, please visit our Safeguards for Businesses page.
  • make the most of your food hygiene rating, visit the Food Standards Agency's FHRS Promotional Toolkit.