Interactive: How Hygienic are your Favourite Restaurants?

A fry-up at The Elk in the Woods, Camden Passage. Photo: Ewan Munro
A fry-up at The Elk in the Woods, Camden Passage. Photo: Ewan Munro

A fry-up at The Elk in the Woods, Camden Passage. Photo: Ewan Munro

We’ve put together a map showing how hygienic restaurants and takeaways across Islington are, according to Food Standards Agency inspections.

Scores range from 0-5 as follows:

Score Description
5 Very good
4 Good
3 Generally satisfactory
2 Improvements necessary
1 Major improvement necessary
0 Urgent improvement necessary

Check out your favourite haunts or have a look at how hygienic eateries near your home are:

Some key figures:

  • Out of more than 1,600 establishments inspected, only 13 were given the dreaded zero rating.
  • More positively, 508 were given the full five.
  • The average rating across the borough is three, or “generally satisfactory”.

Just over 200 of the FSA entries lack postcode data, but of the rest, here’s how different postcodes stack up:

Postcode Average rating Establishments inspected
N8 2.5 2
N16 2.68 16
NW5 3 2
EC1V 3.32 125
N1 3.36 422
N4 3.48 110
EC1A 3.5 4
N7 3.53 266
WC1X 3.53 13
EC1R 3.62 77
N5 3.64 87
N19 3.76 133
EC1M 3.77 63
EC1Y 3.86 43
EC2A 4.05 20
EC2M 5 1
N6 5 3

How does your area compare to others? Let us know in the comments below!