Where are the cleanest restaurants in England?
So, where should you head for the cleanest restaurants in England? Our research shows that Bassetlaw, in the East Midlands, takes the top spot, with restaurants boasting an average hygiene rating of 4.94 out of 5. The local authority areas of Ipswich, Dorset, Stockton on Tees, and Rossendale also impress, all scoring an average of 4.91 - well above the English average of 4.66.
At the other end of the scale, Waltham Forest, in London, has the lowest score. Restaurants in this North East London borough have an average hygiene rating of just 3.9 out of 5, making it the only location in the UK with an average rating of less than 4.
London fares poorly overall, with 12 of the 20 lowest-scoring areas in England located in the capital. The North West and West Midlands also have their fair share of low-scoring restaurants, with four of the bottom 20 regions being in the North West and three being in the West Midlands.