Yeah, it's not quite as bad as East London where we moved from but there are some right stinkers around SE1 (and surrounding areas!). Even our beloved Crystal China
on Tower Bridge Road
has a 2 :(
It's worth noting that the overall score out of 5 is generated from 3 other scores that come from the inspection:
* structural compliance: cleanliness, layout, ventilation, etc
* food hygiene & safety: food handling practices, storage, planning, records, temperate control, etc
* confidence in management: h&s knowledge of workforce, training, track record, etc
So while a place might be spotless to the eye, there may be a lack of planning, training and paperwork in the background resulting in a low score.
I hope this isn't considered advertising (please delete if it is) but if any of you order takeaway from Just Eat, Hungry House or Deliveroo you may be interested in a Google Chrome extension my partner and I made: https://munchdb.com
It's a free tool that once installed displays the official hygiene ratings on those takeaway sites without you having to do any manual searching. JustEat have just started providing the ratings in results themselves (after substantial prodding!) but they seem to still be testing it and get a lot of them wrong. The other sites have made no effort to add the listings to their sites as far as I'm aware, so we aim to prod them in that direction. Hope it helps.