A celebration of the best food in Brighton & Hove is being held on Monday 1 October. A new rating system will be launched for restaurants, cafes, and other food outlets in the city.
The new scheme - Scores On The Doors - means customers will be able to check out the food hygiene standards at local eateries before committing themselves to a meal.
The scheme is being introduced by Brighton & Hove City Council to make it quick and easy for people to make informed choices about where to eat.
At Monday’s launch ceremony the mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Carol Theobald, will present certificates to the top 78 food businesses in the city, who have all been awarded the maximum five stars under the new system. Councillor Geoffrey Theobald, chairman of the city council’s environment committee, will also be joining in the celebrations.
The five-star food outlets range from a sandwich bar in a former public loo – Banjo’s in Norfolk Square – to the Grand Hotel.
From October 1 hygiene ratings for catering and food outlets will be listed on the city council’s website www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/foodsafety. Premises will be rated from 0 (poor) to 5 (excellent).
Certificates and stickers are also being sent out to food businesses so that they can display their ratings.
Karl Jones, manager or The Madeira restaurant and bar, which has been awarded five stars, said, “The Scores On The Doors scheme means people can see if a restaurant is as good behind the scenes as it is in front, and that has got to be good news for customers and for all those who work hard to achieve high standards. We are delighted to have been awarded five stars, it shows we are doing our best back of house and front of house.”
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