Belfast takeaways with the lowest food hygiene ratings

The food hygiene ratings at the places we eat are designed to keep us informed about the cleanliness and food safety ratings of those places. As a result, inspections are carried out by councils like Belfast and the results are compiled by the Food Standards Agency.

But those food hygiene ratings also have to be displayed on site and online to make the public aware.

A rating of 5 means a premises is 'very good' in terms of food handling, cleanliness and food safety management with the lowest score of 0, showing urgent improvements are needed.

Read more: The 33 Belfast premises with a food hygiene rating of 1

Read more: We asked the NI public their views on food hygiene ratings

With that in mind, we've taken a look at the food hygiene ratings of takeaway spots across the city and while none scored 0, eight have a score of one and 17 have a score of 2. One means "major improvement necessary", while two indicates "improvement necessary".

The FSA says: "Some premises might be inspected at least every six months, others much less often. Authorised officers will offer help and advice on food safety.

"They can take action if they find that your standards of food hygiene are not good enough. In serious cases, action might include closing the premises or prosecution."

Here's what we found in relation to takeaways across the city:

Food hygiene rating 1 - "major improvement necessary"


388 Upper Newtownards Road

Last inspection: 20 March 2024

Fryz Guyz at Feeleys

86 Shaws Road

Last inspection: 7 September 2023

Indian Knights

158 Cavehill Road

Last inspection: 23 March 2024

Marmaris Kebab House

20 Donegall Street

Last inspection: 24 February 2024


178 Kingsway

Last inspection: 4 February 2024

Recently inspected: New rating to be published soon


Trade Market, 14-16 Dublin Road

Last inspection: 2 May 2024

Shalimar Kebab

241 Shankill Road

Last inspection: 12 December 2023

Recently inspected: New rating to be published soon

Silver City

81 Falls Road

Last inspection: 22 March 2024

Food hygiene rating 2

Absolutely Chicken

158 Lisburn Road

Last inspection: 7 September 2023


Unit 2, 133-137 Lisburn Road

Last inspection: 11 April 2024


158 Shankill Road

Last inspection: 16 October 2023


131 Andersonstown Road

Last inspection: 28 November 2023

Fat Sals

1 Bankmore Square

Last inspection: 2 February 2024


415 Ormeau Road

Last inspection: 21 March 2024


113 University Street

Last inspection: 26 January 2023

Hong Kong House

37a Stewartstown Road

Last inspection: 15 November 2023

Istanbul Kebab

269 Woodstock Road

Last inspection: 19 March 2024

Jade House

5 Glen Road

Last inspection: 30 November 2023

Mandarin Star

Kingsway Shopping Centre, Unit 4 Kingsway

Last inspection: 20 December 2023

Planet Spice

303 Upper Newtownards Road

Last inspection: 30 November 2023

Spice Inn Chickn Lickn

109 Falls Road

Last inspection: 18 December 2023

Tasty Nosh by Little Bites

8 Church Lane

Last inspection: 19 February 2024

The Bridge

337 Beersbridge Road

Last inspection: 22 April 2024

The Pizza Cabin

473 Upper Newtownards Road

Last inspection: 18 January 2024


176 Ormeau Road

Last inspection: 6 March 2024

All ratings were valid at the time of publication and can be subject to reinspection.

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