SOME 14 Southampton food businesses have been slapped with poor hygiene ratings.

The most recent Food Standards Agency scores show more than a dozen takeaways and businesses needing some or major improvements.

The ratings are based on hygiene and safety, structural compliance and confidence in management.

Across the UK, every food outlet including convenience stores, restaurants, hospitals and care homes are given a hygiene rating.


What each hygiene rating means

0 - Urgent improvement necessary
1 - Major improvement necessary
2 - Some improvement necessary
3 - Hygiene standards generally satisfactory
4 - Hygiene standards good
5 - Hygiene standards very good

All ratings are as listed by the FSA on its website at the time of creating this list on Friday, August 5.

If your business has been re-rated, please email so our article can be updated to show your new score.


The businesses rated one

Cardamom Kitchen

361 Winchester Road, Southampton

Inspected on June 24, 2022



13 Portsmouth Road, Southampton

Inspected on May 12, 2022


Coxford Stores

2 Coxford Drove, Southampton

Inspected on August 13, 2021


The businesses rated two

Nuffield Cafe Bar

Nuffield Theatre, University Of Southampton, University Road

Inspected on November 1, 2019



Kendal Avenue, Southampton

Inspected on March 7, 2019



54 Shamrock Quay, William Street, Southampton

Inspected on January 7, 2019


Hadi Cash And Carry Ltd

200 Derby Road, Newtown, Southampton

Inspected on March 21, 2019


IL Picchio

33 Manor Farm Road, Bitterne Park, Southampton

Inspected on January 27, 2020


Maya Store

6 The Colonnade, Bridge Road, Southampton

Inspected on January 31, 2022


Empress Express

139 Avenue Road, Southampton

Inspected on October 3, 2018 


J Wildman and Sons Ltd

39 Shirley High Street, Southampton

Inspected on May 24, 2019


Red Dragon

64 Park Road, Southampton

Inspected on August 6, 2021


Shirley Kebab House

108 Shirley High Street, Southampton

Inspected on February 26, 2019


Tonys Grill

425 Millbrook Road West, Southampton

Inspected on May 24, 2019


To search for your takeaway on the Food Standards Agency website, click here.

If your business has been re-inspected please email so our article can be updated to show your new score.


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