Best and worst food hygiene ratings across Leicestershire

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The areas across Leicester and Leicestershire have been rated as the best and worst for food hygiene.

If you're thinking of getting a takeaway or going out for something to eat this weekend, it might be worth checking the areas that scored highest and lowest in food ratings before making your decision on where to eat.

The report ranks the areas in Leicestershire based on their five star and one star food and hygiene ratings. Shepshed is the top area with the most (75.97 per cent) five star food and hygiene ratings.

Melton Mowbray is the area with the most (1.71 per cent) one star food and hygiene ratings. The figures were collated using the UK Food Standards Agency's open data, where the search results were filtered to include hygiene ratings of five and one. The total number of search results for each hygiene rating category was recorded.

The results were then converted into percentages. Areas with over 100 or more establishments with a rating were then analysed. Places with a rating of of zero were not included in the listings as there were only 17 across the city and county. Leicester had the highest share of these with nine in total.

Top 10 Areas with the Highest 5-Star Food Hygiene Rating Percentage

  1. Shepshed: 75.97 per cent with a rating of 5

  2. Market Harborough: 74.37 per cent with a rating of 5

  3. Lutterworth: 74.25 per cent with a rating of 5

  4. Enderby: 73.05 per cent with a rating of 5

  5. Anstey: 72.96 per cent with a rating of 5

  6. Sileby: 72.43 per cent with a rating of 5

  7. Oadby: 72.22 per cent with a rating of 5

  8. Ashby-de-la-Zouch 71.15 per cent with a rating of 5

  9. Measham: 69.71 per cent with a rating of 5

  10. Syston: 68.25 per cent with a rating of 5

Top 10 Areas with the Highest 1-Star Food Hygiene Rating

  1. Melton Mowbray: 1.71 per cent with a rating of 1

  2. Leicester: 1.59 per cent with a rating of 1

  3. Oadby: 1.59 per cent with a rating of 1

  4. Syston; 1.41 per cent with a rating of 1

  5. Anstey: 1.40 per cent with a rating of 1

  6. Shepshed: 1.30 per cent with a rating of 1

  7. Hinckley: 1.20 per cent with a rating of 1

  8. Coalville: 1.03 per cent with a rating of 1

  9. Birstall: 1.02 per cent with a rating of 1

  10. Wigston: 1.02 per cent with a rating of 1

Ratcliffe Cleaning Contractors and Online Marketing Surgery analysed the Leicestershire data to rank them by the highest five star and one star food and hygiene ratings.