Today we list the underachievers based on council inspections carried out in 2012.
The inspections, carried out by councils’ Environmental Health departments on behalf of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), give a grade out of five.
They are based on three things - food preparation and storage, the state of the building the food is prepared in, and how those processes are managed by bosses.
The FSA website shows councils looked at thousands of takeaways, restaurants and food providers last year, including schools, community centres, pubs and clubs.
South Ribble Council said urgent improvement was necessary at Luigi’s, in Leyland Lane, Leyland and Cantonese Open Kitchen, in Liverpool Road, Penwortham.
Luigi’s was visited on December 4 last year. The full details of its inspection have not yet been made available and the Evening Post was unable to speak to its management, despite repeated attempts to contact the restaurant.
Nobody at the restaurant answered the phone, despite repeated attempts to contact the restaurant.
Cantonese Open Kitchen was visited on February 9.
Inspectors rated its food hygiene and safety ‘bad’, structural compliance ‘poor’, and said they had ‘little’ confidence in their management, which means a “varying record of compliance”, “poor appreciation of hazards and control measures” and “no food safety management system”.
Joanne Hui, of Cantonese Open Kitchen, said: “What happened when they came to do the inspection was one of the chefs refused because he was so busy he didn’t want to do it that day.
“(The inspector) said he would come back but hasn’t done.”
Two establishments were given zero out of five by Lancaster Council - Indian Delights Market Stall at Winter Gardens, in Northumberland Street, Morecambe, inspected on September 2, 2012, and Magic Wok, in Newmarket Street, Morecambe, inspected on September 20.
No contact details were available for the Indian Delights Market Stall.
Inspectors said the Magic Wok’s food hygiene and safety was ‘bad’, its structural compliance ‘bad’, and that they had ‘no’ confidence in its management, which means a “poor track record of compliance”, “little or no technical knowledge”, “little or no appreciation of hazards or quality control” and “no food safety management system”.
Mandy Li, manager of Magic Wok, said standards had improved since the inspection.
She said: “We have cleaned now and we have tried to clean very well every day.”
Visit ratings.food.gov.uk to see all food outlets scored in Lancashire last year.
South Ribble Council
Luigi’s, Leyland Lane, Leyland
Cantonese Open Kitchen, Liverpool Road, Penwortham
Capsicum, Chapel Brow, Leyland
Golden Future, Leyland Lane, Leyland
Kowloon, Leyland Road, Penwortham
Peppers Grill, Leyland Lane, Leyland
Ranners Rolls, Stanley Road, Farington, Leyland
Snack & Chat, Liverpool Road, Penwortham
Bukhara Restaurant, Preston New Road, Samlesbury
Astley Balti, Hallgate, Astley Village
Chorley Fried Chicken, Market Street
Highfield Restaurant, Southport Road, Ulnes Walton
Lyons Lane Chippy, Lyons Lane
Sagar Premier Indian Restaurant Clayton Brook Road Bamber Bridge
Shanghai Express, Preston Road
Sun Hing Take Away, Chorley Old Road, Whittle-Le-Woods
T Hall Quality Butcher, Drapers Avenue, Eccleston
The Mill Hotel, Moor Road, Croston
The Original Farmers Arms, Towngate, Eccleston
The Top Lock Inn, Copthurst Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods
Yew Tree Inn, Dill Hall Brow, Heath Charnock
Indian Delights Market Stall, Winter Gardens, Northumberland Street, Morecambe
Magic Wok, Newmarket Street, Morecambe
A J Bakers, Regent Road, Morecambe
China Essence, Scotland Road, Carnforth
Clock Tower Caterers, Marine Road Central, Morecambe
Happy Chop Suey House, King Street, Lancaster
Hardeez, Penny Street, Lancaster
Hustle, Spring Garden Street, Lancaster
Indian Delights, Lansil Industrial Estate, Caton Road, Lancaster
King Fried Chicken, Marine Road Central, Morecambe
Let’s Lunch, Damside Street, Lancaster
Novel Cafe, Pedder Street, Morecambe
Paradise, Ullswater Road, Lancaster
Pizzeria Italia, Queen Street, Morecambe
Port of Lancaster Smokehouse, Market Street, Lancaster
Sklep Spozywczy, Yorkshire Street, West Morecambe
Spar Foodmarkets Ltd, Scale Hall Lane, Lancaster
Star Kebab House, Penny Street, Lancaster
Sweet Zen, Croft Street, Morecambe
The Refreshment Room, Carnforth Railway Station, Warton Road, Carnforth
The Robert Gillow, Market Street, Lancaster
TK Kebabish Grill, Euston Road, Morecambe
Urban Spice, Brock Street, Lancaster
Vittles, Green Street, Morecambe
Woo Ping Chinese Takeaway, Church Street, Lancaster
Ribble Valley Council:
Townson Butchers, Butcher Van, Gisburn Auction Mart, Gisburn
Go Gos, Berry Lane, Longridge
Hamadan, Inglewhite Road, Longridge
Ling Hu Takeaway, Chatburn Road, Clitheroe
The Regent House, King Street, Whalley, Clitheroe
AFC Fylde Ltd, Kellamergh Park, Bryning Lane, Warton
Allens Fried Chicken, Station Road, Medlar With Wesham
Bogarts Pizza Takeaway, St Andrews Road South, Lytham St Annes
Capri, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham St Annes
Coach & Horses Hotel, Preston Old Road, Freckleton
Inn on The Prom, South Promenade, Lytham
Pickwick Tavern, Lytham Road, Warton
Snappers At Townend, Poulton Street, Kirkham
Stop ‘n’ Snack, St Albans Road, Lytham St Annes
Street Trader Waynes Hatch (2), Whitehill Business Park, Blackpool
Swan Hotel, Poulton Street, Kirkham
Tasty, Woodlands Road, Lytham St Annes
The Fairhaven, Marine Drive, Lytham St Annes
The Peking Inn, The Crescent, Lytham St Annes
Village Life Shop, Ribby Hall Leisure Village, Ribby Road, Wrea Green
WRVS Lytham Baptist Luncheon Club, Lytham United Reformed Church, Bannister Street, Lytham St Annes
Garstang (Wyre Council)
The Grapes Hotel, Garstang Road, St Michaels-On-Wyre