Stamford Chinese restaurant slapped with 'zero' food hygiene rating

A restaurant in Stamford has been slapped with a zero star food hygiene rating and must take action to address concerns found in an inspection.

South Kesteven District Council inspected Hong Kong Restaurant on All Saints' Street on October 31, 2023.

The restaurant was given the lowest possible food hygiene rating, which was published by the Food Standards Agency this week.

Hong Kong Restaurant In Stamford was given a food hygiene rating of 'zero' after its most recent inspection on October 31, 2023. Photo: Food Standards Agency

The inspection found that major improvement is necessary in ‘hygienic food handling’, ‘cleanliness and condition of facilities and building’, and ‘management of food safety’.

When we contacted the restaurant for a statement explaining the reasons for the rating and what action has been taken, Chunjian Chen said: “I have called the council this morning (Friday, December 1) and it’s all been sorted now.”

We asked the restaurant for a further statement and clarification of their initial response, but they did not reply by the time of publication.

We also contacted South Kesteven District Council who confirmed the rating remains at zero until any re-inspection, but it was unable to offer any further comment by the time of publication.