These are 10 of the best Indian restaurants and takeaways with a five-star food hygiene rating in Sheffield

When ordering an Indian meal in a restaurant or takeaway, the least a customer can expect is to know their food has been handled safely in a clean environment.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 12:30 pm
Cooking at an Aagrah restaurant. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

These requirements are all set out in law, and the Food Standards Agency operates a rating scheme in partnership with local authorities that carry out inspections of premises.

The score sheet runs from zero – meaning ‘urgent improvement is required’ – to five, denoting a place where hygiene standards are ‘very good’.

Ratings are a snapshot of the standards of food hygiene found at the time of inspection. The criteria include handling of food; how food is stored and prepared; cleanliness of facilities and how food safety is managed.

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Tiffin, on Fulwood Road, has a full five-star food hygiene rating.

Happily there are dozens of Indian takeaways and restaurants in Sheffield that have achieved full five-star ratings. Here are 10 of the best, based on the most recent data available from the FSA.

Butler's Balti House, on Broad Lane, has a five-star hygiene score.
Mowgli Street Food, on Ecclesall Road, has a five-star food hygiene rating.
Akbar's, at the West One complex off Fitzwilliam Street in the city centre, has a five-star hygiene rating.
Bay of Bengal on White Lane, Gleadless, has a five-star hygiene rating.
Maveli Restaurant on Glossop Road in the city centre has a five-star rating.
Urban Choola, on Ecclesall Road, has a five-star rating.
Indian takeaway Gulistan, in Walkley, has a five-star food hygiene rating.
Indian takeaway Taj, on Middlewood Road, has a five-star hygiene score.
Aagrah, in Leopold Square, has a five-star score. Diners can eat in and order takeaways from the Kashmiri restaurant.