E7 restaurants - food rating - March 2017

Friday, 31 March 2017


This is the third summary of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) cleanliness ratings for Forest Gate eateries; for others, 2014 and 2015, see here and here.

There are more places covered in this survey than in the previous ones, because more have opened and the FSA have been more diligent at tracking restaurants down, for assessment.
  
The headline would be that, overall, standards appear to be improving. 

The 2014 survey showed a shocking 8% of local restaurants gaining zero stars - only two of the 81 places covered in this survey had that unenviable distinction - see below, for details.


From a shocking 0 stars to
 a respectable 3, in a year

Conversely, only 6% of places included in the 2014 survey were rated 5 star establishments, that percentage has more than doubled today, to 14%.

In the text below, we have listed each surveyed restaurant by  their star rating, and, where available, we provide details of the start ratings from previous surveys. Clearly the newer establishments (such a Corner Kitchen on Woodgrange Road) have not been established long enough to have comparative data on previous performance.

The FSA use detailed criteria in making their overall assessment, and summaries can be found here. For simplicity, we have applied our own shorthand, and indicate it in the sub-heads below.

Some of the poorer restaurants and takeaways from previous years have closed, presumably as a combination of getting an FSA slating and customer rejection of poor standards.

For some food places, the FSA provide more detail about how they came to their judgement and offer details of three simple criteria; where these have been provided, we offer the details below. The key to abbreviations in inspectors' judgements, below, is:

Hygienic food handling (Hfh), 
Cleanliness and condition of building (Ccb) 
Management of food safety (Mfs)


Plaudits


Eateries showing the biggest improvement  since the last survey are:

Eat More - up from a shocking 0 stars last year to 3, this
Mobeen - up from 1 to 4 stars
Forest Gate Hotel - up from 1 star to 3
Jin Hui - up from 1 star to 3


Up from 1 to 3 stars

Custard pies


Eateries showing the biggest deterioration since the last survey are:

Peri Peri Crush - down from 3 stars to 0
Indiano Pizza - down from 4 stars to 1


Disturbing drop from 4
stars to 1 in two years

Papa Shafs - down from 4 stars to 1
Compotes Cafe - down from 4 stars to 1
Marrakech London - down from 4 stars to 1
Pizza Hut - down from 5 stars to 3
Papas Chicken - down from 5 stars to 3
NUR - down from 3 stars to 1
Margalla Grill - down from 3 stars to 1
Everest - Fish & Chips Kebab - down from 3 stars to 1


Down from 3 stars to 1 in two years

5 Stars (excellent)


Best Kebab House
20 Upton Lane E7 9LN
June 2015
2015 survey: 5 stars
2014 survey: 1 star

Coffee Republic
Unit 34 232 - 236 Green Street E7 8LE
April 2015
2015 survey: 5 stars

Corner Kitchen
58 Woodgrange Road 7 0QH
January 2016


New entry comes straight in with 5 stars

Greggs
39 Woodgrange Road E7 8BA
November 2015

McDonalds - Forest Gate
322 Romford Road E7 8DB
December 2016
Hfh - good; Ccb - good; Mfs - very good
2015 survey: 4 stars

Pita Pit
Unit 6 232 - 236 Green Street E7 8LE
April 2015
2015 survey: 5 stars

Subway
9 Woodgrange Road E7 8BA
September 2015
2015 survey: 5 stars

The Avenue
Railway Arches 436 To 437 Avenue Road 
E7 0LB
November 2016
Hfh - good; Ccb - good; Mfs - good

The Holly Tree
141 Dames Road E7 0DZ
April 2015
2015 survey: 5 stars
2014 survey: 4 stars

The Hudson Bay
1-5 Upton Lane E7 9PA
January 2016
2015 survey: 5 stars
2014 survey: 5 stars

Waffle Paradise
Unit 55 232 - 236 Green Street E7 8LE
August 2016
Hfh - very good; Ccb - very good; Mfs - good


4 Stars (Good)


Aromas Restaurant
172 Forest Lane E7 9BB
August 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - good; Mfs - very good
2015 survey: 3 stars

Cafe @ 48
48 Upton Lane E7 9LN
December 2015
2015 survey: 4 stars
2014 survey: 4 stars

CoffeE7
10 Sebert Road E7 0NQ
March 2016
2015 survey: 4 stars

Elsha Delight Ltd
173 Upton Lane E7 9PJ
November 2015
2015 survey: 4 stars
2014 survey: 4 stars

Familia Cafe
180 Forest Lane E7 9BB
February 2015

Favorite Chicken & Ribs
45A Woodgrange Road E7 8BA
October 2015

Ghost Chilli
107 Woodgrange Road E7 0EP
March 2016

KFC Forest Gate
31 Woodgrange Road E7 8BA
January 2016

Mobeen Restaurant
222 Green Street E7 8LE
October 2016
Hfh - good; Ccb - good; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 1 star

Percy Ingle
13 Woodgrange Road E7 8BA
January 2016

Pie Republic
80 Upton Lane E7 9LW
February 2017
Hfh - good; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - very good

Pizza Space & Chicken
118 Upton Lane E7 9LW
December 2016
Hfh - good; Ccb - good; Mfs - generally satisfactory

Rosy Rose Caribbean Delicacies
77 Green Street E7 8JF
February 2017
Hfh - very good; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - good

Tarbush Swahili Dishes
128 Upton Lane E7 9LW
November 2015
2015 survey: 4 stars

The Forest Tavern
173 - 175 Forest Lane E7 9BB
April 2016
Hfh - good; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs -  good
2015 survey: 3 stars

The Rising Sun
Rising Sun 528 Romford Road E7 8A
February 2016

Totally Toasted
Arch 352 Winchelsea Road E7 0AQ
February 2016



3 Stars (average)

Papa's down from 5 to 3 stars

Alnuur Cafe & Restaurant
466 Katherine Road E7 8DP
December 2015
2015 survey: 3 stars
2014 survey: 3 stars

Bayleaf Spice
311 Romford Road E7 9HA
November 2016

Brioche Burger
Unit 32 232 - 236 Green Street E7 8LE
October 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 3 stars

Coffee Corner 13
11 - 13 Upton Lane E7 9PA
March 2016

Eat More
8-10 Railway Station Bridge Woodgrange Road E7 0NF
June 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 0 stars
2014 survey: 1 star

Forest Cafe
61 Woodgrange Road E7 0EL
June 2015
2015 survey: 3 stars
2014 survey: 3 stars

Forest Gate Hotel 
105 Godwin Road E7 0LW
December 2015
2015 survey: 1 star
2014 survey: 2 stars


Up from 1 star two years ago, to 3 today


Fox & Hounds 
178 Forest Lane E7 9BB
September 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - generally satisfactory

Grillo Xpress Pizza
136 Green Street E7 8JQ
October 2016
Hfh - good; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - generally satisfactory

Jin Hui Chinese Takeaway
64 Field Road E7 9DL
December 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - good; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 1 star
2014 survey: 1 star

Lahoori Spicy Biryani House
342 Katherine Road E7 8NW
December 2016
2015 survey: 4 stars
2014 survey: 4 stars

Lahore Xpress
99 Green Street E7 8JF
January 2017
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 3 stars
2014 survey: 1 star

Lahori Zaiqa
297b Romford Road E7 9HA
December 2015
2015 survey: 2 stars

Moon House
56 Woodgrange Road E7 0QH
October 2015
2015 survey: 4 stars
2014 survey: 4 stars

Papas Chicken
37a Woodgrange Road E7 8BA
June 2015
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 5 stars
2014 survey: 5 stars

Pizza Hut
60 Woodgrange Road E7 0QH
January 2016
2015 survey: 5 stars
2014 survey: 5 stars



Drop from 5 stars to a very low 3,
for a national chain fast food outlet

Reggae Pot
93 Pevensey Road E7 0AR
March 2015
2015 survey: 3 stars

Ronak Restaurant
317 Romford Road E7 9HA
October 2015
2015 survey: 3 stars
2014 survey: 3 stars

Rooster Piri Piri
Unit 4 232 - 236 Green Street E7 8LE
August 2016

Sake Sushi
29 Upton Lane E7 9PA
January 2017
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 3 stars

The Grill Corner
1 - 2 Carlton Terrace Green Street E7 8LH
November 2014

The Wanstead Tap 
Arch 352 Winchelsea Road E7 0AQ
February 2016
2015 survey: 4 stars


2 Stars (sub-standard)


A'la Pizza
28 Upton Lane E7 9LN
June 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - improvement necessary; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 1 star

Ali Peri Peri
50 Woodgrange Road E7 0QH
March 2016

Caribbean Country Style Cuisine
110 Woodgrange Road E7 0EW
November 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - improvement necessary; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 1 star

Eastern Palace
278 Romford Road E7 9HD
October 2015
2015 survey: 3 stars
2014 survey: 3 stars

Kebabish Original / K O Grill
132 Green Street E7 8JQ
August 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - improvement necessary; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 1 star
2014 survey: 2 stars

Perfect Fried Chicken
506 Romford Road E7 8AF
April 2016
Hfh - improvement necessary; Ccb - improvement necessary; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 1 star
2014 survey: 3 stars

Wentys Kitchen At Rear Taste Of Caribbean
26 Upton Lane E7 9LN
June 2016
Hfh - improvement necessary; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 1 star
2014 survey: 2 stars

Zu's Sizzlers
83 Green Street E7 8JF
November 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; improvement necessary - good; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 3 stars
2014 survey: 3 stars


1 Star (poor)


Down from 3 to 1 star
Abu Bakars BBQ
47 Upton Lane E7 9PA
May 2015
2015 survey: 1 star
2014 survey: 0 stars

Al Dubbagh Takeaway
55 Field Road E7 9DW
March 2016

Al Farooq Kebabish
84 Upton Lane E7 9LW
December 2015

Chicago 30
369 Katherine Road E7 8LT
September 2016
Hfh - major improvement necessary Ccb - major improvement necessary; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 2 stars
2014 survey: 2 stars

Clapton Football Club
Upton Lane E7 9NP
October 2016
Hfh - improvement necessary; Ccb - improvement necessary; Mfs - major improvement necessary

Compotes Cafe
118 Woodgrange Road E7 0EW
December 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - major improvement necessary
2015 survey: 4 stars

Daily Fry And Spice - Biryani House
426 Katherine Road E7 8NP
June 2015
2015 survey: 1 star
2014 survey: 1 star

Everest - Fish & Chips Kebab
327 Romford Road E7 8AE
November 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - generally satisfactory Mfs - major improvement necessary
2015 survey: 3 stars
2014 survey: 3 stars

Grill It
78 Green Street E7 8JG
October 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - good; Mfs - major improvement necessary

Indiano Pizza
126 Upton Lane E7 9LW
January 2016
2015 survey: 4 stars
2014 survey: 4 stars

Karlas Kitchen
159 Odessa Road E7 9DU
September 2016
Hfh - improvement necessary; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - major improvement necessary

LA Pizza
396 Romford Road E7 8DF
December 2015
2015 survey: 0 stars

Margalla Grill
255 Green Street E7 8LJ
December 2016
Hfh - good; Ccb - good; Mfs - major improvement necessary
2015 survey: 3 stars
2014 survey: 1 star

Marrakech London
Unit 54 232 - 236 Green Street E7 8LE
October 2016
Hfh - improvement necessary; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - major improvement necessary
2015 survey: 4 stars

NUR Restaurant
43 Woodgrange Road E7 8BA
December 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - improvement necessary; Mfs - major improvement necessary
2015 survey: 3 stars
2014 survey: 3 stars


Disappointing drop on Woodgrange
 Road - from 3 to 1 star


Pakhtunkhwa Restaurant
76 Green Street E7 8JG
January 2017
Hfh - improvement necessary; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - major improvement necessary
2014 survey: 0 stars

Panda's Kitchen
396 Katherine Road E7 8NW
April 2016
Hfh - improvement necessary; Ccb - improvement necessary; Mfs - major improvement necessary
2015 survey: 1 star

Papa Shafs Original Ltd
50 Upton Lane E7 9LN
October 2016
Hfh - generally satisfactory; Ccb - improvement necessary; Msf - major improvement necessary
2015 survey: 4 stars
2014 survey: 4 stars


Down from a good 4 to
a poor 1 over two years

Pizza Haven
14 Sebert Road E7 0NQ
February 2016

Roast 2012
491 Katherine Road E7 8DR
August 2016
Hfh - major improvement necessary; Ccb - improvement necessary; Mfs - generally satisfactory
2015 survey: 2 stars

The Second Wife
40 Upton Lane E7 9LN
September 2016
Hfh - good; Ccb - generally satisfactory; Mfs - major improvement necessary



0 Stars (shocking)


Dixy Chicken
74 Woodgrange Road E7 0EN
December 2016
Hfh - improvement necessary; Ccb - major improvement necessary; Mfs - urgent improvement necessary


A truly shocking 0 stars for Dixy Chicken
 - "urgent improvement necessary"


Peri Peri Crush
401 Katherine Road E7 8LT
October 2016
Hfh - major improvement necessary; Ccb - major improvement necessary; Mfs - major improvement necessary
2015 survey: 3 stars

4 comments:

  1. Think I'll eat at home for now!

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  2. Let's be honest - most of these places are run by amateurs who have no idea about food hygiene or food preparation. The decline at Compotes does not surprise me since the original owner left. Shocked about Eastern Palace considering how long they have been in business.

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