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

Westminster is full of cafes, restaurants and more - here are all the ones in the borough given a five star hygiene rating

London is full of top restaurants, cafes and other eateries spread all over the capital. Out of all 33 boroughs, Westminster has some of the best restaurants in the area, with many rated five stars by the FSA.

Trying to decide where to eat in London can be a stressful task, due to the sheer number of restaurants. But, to help you with your search you can use the Food Hygiene ratings given to establishments each month.

In Westminster, 25 establishments have been handed a coveted five stars. These range from Chipotle to Bella Italia and from University of Westminster to Machi Machi. LondonWorld has all the details here.

Bella Italia is one of the leading restaurant chains when it comes to Italian food and Chipotle is one of only a few food establishments that provides authentic Mexican food and can be found nationwide.

Here are the latest restaurants and takeaways/restaurants and cafes/takeaways and sandwich shops in Westminster 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.

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 Westminster, London

LondonWorld has dived into the latest FSA data to see how local restaurants and takeaways performed last month. Here we reveal the Westminster restaurants and takeaways/restaurants and cafes/takeaways and sandwich shops which were given top marks in December 2022.

TSUJIRI - 33 Newport Court, London, WC2H 7PQ

Regent Street Waffles - 1 Little Argyll Street, London, W1F 7BQ

University Of Westminster - Faculty Of Engineering & Science, 115 New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6ZZ

Oswalds - 25 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4JB

Machi Machi - 59 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LF

Milk Train - 12 - 14 Tavistock Street, London, WC2E 7PH

Doughnut Time, Basement And Ground Floor, 17 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG

Subway, 147 Praed Street, London, W2 1RL

T By Tamara, 17 Seymour Place, London, W1H 5BF

Chipotle Mexican Grill - Basement And Ground Floor, Caparo House, 101-103 Baker Street, W1U 6HQ

Gold Mine Restaurant - 45 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6PZ

Jin Li Chinatow Town - 16 - 18 Newport Place, London, WC2H 7PR

Kerridges Bar And Grill - Kerridge’s Bar And Grill, 10 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5AE

The Ivy Restaurant - 1-5 West Street, London, WC2H 9NE

St Paul’s Church - St Pauls Church, Robert Adam Street, London, W1U 3HW

LES FILLES LTD - 27 Craven Terrace, London, W2 3EL

Bella Italia - 70 St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4JS

Borabori - Ground Floor, 14 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HT

Farmacy, 74-76 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 5SH

Joe & The Juice, 165 Regent Street, London, W1B 4PH

Old Queen Street Cafe, 2-4 Old Queen Street, London, SW1H 9HP

Visconti Of Westminster Restaurant, Marsham Court, Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4JY

China White, Mappin House, 4 Winsley Street, London, W1W 8HF

Barrafina, 10 Adelaide Street, London, WC2N 4HZ

Sushi Samba Covent Garden, 35 The Market, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RF