Food hygiene ratings in Birmingham: the takeaways and restaurants given top 5-star ratings in December 2022

The FSA visits food establishments to examine their hygiene standards

Birmingham is brimming with top restaurants and cafes to treat yourself in. Trying to decide where to drop in can be tough and it feels as though you might never be able to make your mind up.

One way in which you can help to narrow down your search is through the Food Hygiene ratings given to establishments each month. These are refreshed monthly and will allow you to check out the very best places to eat in your local area.

Here are the latest restaurants, takeaways and cafes in Birmingham to be given the full five stars in their food hygiene inspections in December 2022, according to data published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

From swanky restaurants to hospital canteens, local authority food inspectors will visit any premise in the area that prepares, provides or distributes food and report their findings to the FSA. Every few years, the inspectors check the handling, management and preparation of food, storage and the cleanliness of facilities and then give the premises a rating from 0 to 5.

In Birmingham, the top ratings for Birmingham have been given to an array of food establishments. Ranging from chicken shops to staff kitchens, the full details are collected right here.

The food ratings are broken down into the following categories:

  •  5 – hygiene standards are very good; 
  • 4 – hygiene standards are good; 
  • 3 – hygiene standards are generally satisfactory;
  • 2 – some improvement is necessary; 
  • 1 – major improvement is necessary; 
  • 0 – urgent improvement is required.

If a restaurant or cafe has had a poor review, they do not need to display the rating but are encouraged to do so by the FSA.

Food hygiene ratings in Birmingham

BirminghamWorld has dived into the latest FSA data to see how local restaurants and takeaways performed last month. Here we reveal the Birmingham restaurants, takeaways and cafes which were given top marks in December 2022.

A Food Standards Agency rating sticker on a window of a restaurant in central London. A huge variation in food hygiene standards remains across the UK, with one in five high or medium-risk food outlets failing to meet standards, according to a study.

Chai Green- 686-690 Stratford Road, Springfield, Birmingham, B11 4AS

Sarchnar Shawrma- 270A Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9LX

Isaacs Bar and Restaurant- Grand Hotel, 1 Church Street, Ladywood, Birmingham, B3 2FE

Haidilao Hot Pot- Unit SU333, Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, B5 4BU

Poncho Khana- 502 Coventry Road, Nechells, Birmingham B10 0UN

Olive Catering Services- 4 Bromford Gate, Bromford Lane, Tyburn, Birmingham, B24 8DW

Foodees- 23 Watford Road, Birmingham, B30 1JB

Gorilla Munch- private address registered with Birmingham local authority, B11

Lasani Karahi- 480 Coventry Road, Nechells, Birmingham B10 0UG

Sabai Sabai- 268 High Street, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9PT

Smarts Fish Bar- 651 Kingstanding, Birmingham, B44 9RH

Austin Rose Care Home- West Heath House, 90 Alvechurch Road, Birmingham, B31 3QW

Tattu- 18 Barwick Street, Biringham, B3 2NT

Compass Group Hospitality Kitchen- 1 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 1HQ

Compass Group Staff Kitchen- 1 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 1HQ

Dixy Chicken- 2 Highfield Road, Washwood Heath, Birmingham, B8 3QX

Dixy Chicken- 31 Newtown Shopping Centre, Birmingham B19 2SS