With hygiene front and centre of the public mind at present, we've compiled a list of the restaurants and cafes with the lowest food hygiene ratings in South East London.

The following list, reviewing restaurants in Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham, was calculated on the Food Standards Agency's 0-5 tier system, and features all restaurants featuring on the agency's website listed under '0' as of November 8, 2020.

The agency says '0' ratings = "Urgent Improvement Necessary".

Inspectors from the agency who review food hygiene in restaurants to later apply the ratings check the following three elements:

  • How hygienically the food is handled: how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • The condition of the structure of the buildings: the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • How the business manages what it does to make sure food is safe and so that the officer can be confident standards will be maintained in the future

The below list of '0'-rated restaurants includes their listed address and the date of their last inspection by the Food Standards Agency: 

Blossom Garden 

515 Abbey Road Abbey Wood


(07 March 2019)

The Taj Mahal 

6 Wilton Road Abbey Wood


(31 October 2019)

Choi Pin 

182 Main Road Biggin Hill

TN16 3BB

(19 September 2019)

Sejal News

23A Widmore Road Bromley


(21 October 2019)

Bay Leaf Tandoori

13 Wickham Lane Plumstead Greenwich


(25 August 2020)

Confectionary Box

1A Woolwich New Road Greenwich

SE18 6EX

(27 August 2019)

Nollahs Grill

Private address: registered with RBG


(05 October 2020)

St. Nicholas Superstore

2 St Nicholas Road Plumstead Greenwich

SE18 1HJ

(10 May 2019)

Tees Bar and Restaurant

250 Plumstead High Street Plumstead Greenwich

SE18 1JN

(05 August 2020)

Anything Chinese Supermarket

106 Deptford High Street


(10 March 2020)

Istanbul BBQ Kebab and Pizza House

393 Queens Road

SE14 5HD

(05 December 2019)

London Agege Bread Bakers Limited

32 Deptford High Street


(05 February 2020)

Millwall Café

2-3 Enterprise Industrial Estate Bolina Road

SE16 3LP

(11 March 2020)

My Butcher Cash & Carry Ltd

53 Deptford High Street

(20 August 2019)

Pay Less Food & Wine Ltd

111-113 New Cross Road

SE14 5DJ

(10 October 2019)


68 Rushey Green


(07 September 2020)

Woodfire Caribbean Takeaway

1 Manor Park Parade Lee High Road

SE13 5PB

(24 January 2019)