Street guide to E7 food hygiene ratings - 2018

Saturday, 17 February 2018

This is our 2018 summary of the food ratings awarded to almost 200 Forest Gate food retailers, restaurants and hotels, by Newham Council's inspectorate - working to Food Safety Agency guidelines.  This year we have arranged the listing street by street. The date given is that of the establishment's last inspection.

As ever, lots of closures over the last year - many of them with poor ratings, and new businesses to replace them. Some of the newer ones (e.g. Arch Rivals) are still awaiting their initial ratings assessment

The star ratings are based on the Food Safety Agency's categorisation. Further details about it can be found here

Green Street (44)
Odd numbers (24)

1 - Patel's Corner Shop, 4 stars, Feb 2016
75 - Smiling Coast Foods, 3 stars, Jul 2016
83 - Zu's Sizzlers, 2 stars, Nov 2016


2 for Zu


99 - Lahore Xpress, 3 stars, Jan 2017
101 - Toor Stores, 4 stars, Feb 2016
109 - Bay of Bengal, 3 stars, Dec 2015
115 - Pound Point,  4 stars, Oct 2015
135 - Jainal Mini Store, 4 stars, Feb 2016
149 - London Fish Bazaar, 2 stars, Jan 2017
157 - Cheap Store, 5 stars, October 2017
163 - Eggless Cake Box, 1 star, Aug 2016
165 - Mithai Box, 5 stars, Jan 2017
229 - Anand Pan Centre, 1 star, Dec 2016
253 - Nawal, 5 stars, Feb 2015
255 - Margalla Grill, 1 star, Dec 2016


Margalla - 1 star


281 - KK Fruits and Veg, 5 stars, Dec 2015

Carlton Terrace - Bharat Food Stores, 4 stars, Feb 2016
                      - Green Village, 3 stars, Feb 2016
                      - Himalaya, 3 stars, Oct 2016
                      - Lahori Kalfi, 3 stars, Mar 2016
                      - The Grill Corner, 3 stars, Nov 2014
                      - United Halal Meat, 3 stars, Feb 2016
                      - Vegetarian Pound Foods, 3 stars, Aug 2017
                      - Variety Foods, 5 stars, Sept 2015



Variety - 5 stars 
Even numbers (20)

76 - Pakhtoonkhwa Restaurant, 1 star, Jan 2017


Long on name,
short on stars

78 - Grill it, 1 star, Oct 2016
130 - Bondor Bazaar, 3 stars, Nov 2017
132 - Kebabish Original Grill, 2 stars, Aug 2016
134 - Gafoor Pure Halal Retail, 5 stars, Oct 2015
136 - Grillo Xpress Pizza, 3 stars, Oct 2016
148 - Alauddin Sweet Centre, 1 star, Dec 2015


Not so sweet one star
170 - Aswat and Sons, 5 stars, Oct 2015
178 - Bonoful Indian Sweets, 5 stars, Jul 2017
222 - 224 - Mobeen Restaurant, 4 stars, Oct 20916
232-36 - Coffee Republic, 5 stars, Apr 2015
           -  Urban Chocolatier, 5 stars, Apr 2015
           -  Waffle Paradise, 5 stars, Aug 2016
           -  Route 58, 4 stars, Apr 2017
            - Brioche Burger, 3 stars, Oct 2016
            - Marrakech Moroccan Cuisine, 3 stars, Jul 2017
             - Rooster Piri Piri, 3 stars, Aug 2016
268 - Vijay's Chawalla, 5 stars, Jan 2018
274 - Mina Stores, 5 stars, Dec 2016
276 - Nirala, 5 stars, Jul 2015

Upton Lane (32)
Odds (13)

1-5 - Hudson Bay, 5 stars, Jan 2018


Hudson Bay - cheap food and
drink in a clean environment
7 - Upton Lane Food and Wine, 5 stars, Mar 2016
9 - SM Food, 5 stars, Jul 2017
11-13 - Cafe Corner, 3 stars, Mar 2016
21 - Al Madina Butcher, 1 star, Mar 2017
29 - Sake Sushi, 3 stars, Jan 2017
39 - Fish Mela, 5 stars, Oct 2015
41 - TSB Cash and Carry, 3 stars, Mar 2016
49 - Saafri  International, 2 stars, Feb 2017
51-53 - Akbar's, 3 stars, Feb 2016
173 - Elsha Delight, 3 stars, Jun 2017


Elsha - more adequate than delightful
183 - Perfect Grill, 1 star, May 2017
191 - 197 - Costcutter, 4 stars, Oct 2016

Evens (19)

20 - Best Kebab House, 5 stars, Jul 2017


Probably is the Best Kebab
House - with 5 stars
26 - Wenty's Kitchen, 2 stars, Jun 2016
26 - Wenty's Tropical Food, 0 stars, Oct 2016


Wenty's - continually bad ratings
28 - Ala Pizza, 2 stars, Oct 2017
36 - Paschael Exotics and Westco Express, 3 stars, Nov 2017
40 - The Second Wife, 1 star, Sept 2016
42 - Mecca Halal, 2 stars, Jan 2017
48 - Cafe@48, 5 stars, Jan 2018


5 stars at number 48 ...

50 - Papa Shaf's, 1 star, Oct 2016


.... but only 1 next door
58 - Davina Supermarket, 4 stars, Sept 2016
60 - Blackstone, 5 stars, Jan 2016
70 - Bismillah Halal Meats, 3 stars, Jan 2016
80 - Pie Republic, 4 stars, Feb 2017
84 - Al Farooq Kebabish, 3 stars, Aug 2017
88 - The Cake Family, 4 stars, Nov 2016
90 - Chai Nashta, 1 star, Jul 2017
116 - Bondor Cash and Carry, 2 stars, May 2017
118 - Pizza Space and Chicken, 4 stars, Dec 2016
126 - Indiano Pizza, 1 star, Mar 2017


Poorly rated pizza joint


Romford Road (31)

Odds (15)

207 - Countryside Hotel, 3 stars, March 2015
227 - Forest View Hotel, 5 stars, Oct 2016
235 - Manor House Hotel, 5 stars, Sept 2016
297 - Lahori Zaiga, 1 star, Aug 2017
305 - Asona Ba, 3 stars, Feb 2016
317 - Ronak Restaurant, 3 stars, Oct 2017
321 - Step In Local, 5 stars, May 2015
323 - Dallas Supermarket, 2 stars, Nov 2015
327 - Everest Fish and Chips, 3 stars, Nov 2017
349 - Newham Hotel, 3 stars, Sept 2016
357 - McCreadie Hotel, 1 star, May 2017
Consistently grim at McCreadie's

365 - Hartley Hotel, 4 stars, Sept 2016
457 - Green Hut, 1 star, Oct 2016
465 - Al Rehman Food Store, 5 stars, Jan 2016
493 - Ice Gola Shack, 5 stars, Dec 2016

Evens (16)

278 - Eastern Palace, 2 stars, Nov 2015


Not great at one of the area's
longest established restaurants
280 - Maxi Grill and Pizza, 1 star, May 2017
296 - One Stop Shop, 3 stars, Feb 2016
302 - Cakes and Bakes, 3 stars, Apr 2016
322 - McDonalds, 5 stars, Dec 2016
372 - JB Sweets and Savouries, 3 stars, Feb 2016
374 - Patco Fruit and Veg, 4 stars, Feb 2016
380 - Krishna Cash and Carry, 4 stars, Nov 2015
396 - La Pizza, 2 stars, Feb 2017
446 - Nades Express, 4 stars, Feb 2016
452 - Pennies and Pounds, 5 stars, Sept 2015
510 - City Sweets Centre, 3 stars, Feb 2017
518 - 777 Shops, 3 stars, Jan 2016
522 - Sri Supermarket, 3 stars, Dec 2015
528 - Rising Sun, 4 stars, Feb 2016
542 - Tesco's, 5 stars, Oct 2015

Woodgrange Road (29)


Odds (15)

5 - Devran Supermarket, 4 stars, Jan 2016
9 - Subway, 5 stars, Sept 2015
13 - Percy Ingle, 5 stars, Jan 2018


It's 5 stars for Percy's - as it is for most
chain food suppliers in the area
31 - KFC, 5 stars, Aug 2017
37 - Papa's Chicken, 3 stars, Nov 2017
39 - Gregg's, 5 stars, Dec 2017
45 - Khan Brothers, 1 star, Jul 2016
45a - Perfect Chicken, 1 star, May 2017
49 - Barry's Meat Market, 5 stars, Jan 2018


Barry's looking to move further up
Woodgrange Road after development
on that stretch of the street.
Hope he takes his 5 stars with him.
51 - Angie's Stock Shop, 4 stars, Sept 2015
61 - Forest Cafe, 2 stars, Mar 2017
67 - 73 - Co-op, 5 stars, Jan 2017
79 - Osiediak - 3 stars, Aug 2017
107 - Ghost Chilli, 4 stars, Mar 2016
109 - Seafood Supermarket, 1 star, June 2016

Evens (14)

4-20 - Iceland, 5 stars, Jul 2017
22-24 - Poundland, 3 stars, Aug 2017
28 - Tesco, 5 stars, Feb 2016
30-32 - MK Bros, 5 stars, Jan 2017


5 for MK Bros
50 - Ali Peri Peri, 2 stars, March 2016
58 - Corner Kitchen, 5 stars, Jan 2016
60 - Pizza Hut, 3 stars, Apr 2017
8-10 Railway Station Bridge, - Eat More, 3 stars, Jun 2016
72 - London Sweet and Grocery, 3 stars, Jan 2016
74 - Dixy Chicken, 2 stars, May 2017


Only 2 stars for this Dixy
76 - Grange Food and Wine, 3 stars, Nov 2015
90 - Forest Gate Foods and Wine , 4 stars, Jan 2016
116 - Bereket Food Centre, 3 stars, Jan 2016
118 - Compotes Cafe, 1 star, Dec 2016

Katherine Road (24)

 Odds (12)

241 - Katherine Food and Wine, 4 stars, Nov 2015
359-361 - Happy Shoppa, 4 stars, Feb 2016
365 - Himalaya Food Store, 4 stars, Sept 2016
369 - Chicago 30, 4 stars, Aug 2017
379 - Khan Restaurant, 4 stars, Jan 2017


4 for Khan
401 - Peri Peri Crush, 2 stars, May 2017
409 - Best Roaster Grill and Cafe, 5 stars, Apr 2017
491 - Roast, 0 stars, Jul 2017
493 - Atawakai Fresh Halal Meat - 1 star, Aug 2016
499 - Lariss and Nicholas Magazin, 4 stars, Aug 2017
513 - Unique Supermarket, 1 star, Jan 2017
529 - Rikis, 5 stars, Aug 2017

Evens (12)

326 - Tesco, 4 stars, Oct 2015
332 - Himalaya Food Store, 4 stars, Sept 2016
342 - Lahoori Spicy Biryani, 1 star, Jan 2016
350 - Zaraza, 5 stars, Mar 2016
364 - Provincia, 4 stars, Feb 2016
376 - A & S Mini Mart, 3 stars, Aug 2016
396 - Panda's Kitchen, 1 star, April 2016
418 - Unique Cash and Carry, 2 stars, Jan 2016
426 - Daily Fry and Spice, 1 star, Jun 2017


Just the one star
428 - TSB Cash and Carry, 5 stars, Aug 2015
466 - Alnuur Cafe and Restaurant, 3 stars, May 2017
470 - Zadran Supermarket, 4 stars, Jan 2016

Forest Lane (5)

171 - Vasara, 5 stars, Aug 2014


Good ratings for a
popular Polish store

172 - Aromas, 4 stars, Aug 2016
173-175 - Forest Tavern, 5 stars, Jan 2018
176 - Fox and Hounds, 3 stars, Sept 2016
180 - Familia Cafe, 4 stars, Feb 2016

Dames Road (3)

76 - Forest Food and Wine, 4 stars, Jan 2016
141 - Holly Tree, 5 stars, Mar 2017


5 for the Holly Tree
215 - Dames Off Licence, 3 stars, Feb 2013

Field Road (3)

55 - Convenient Off-Licence, 4 stars, Feb 2016
64 - Jin Hui Chinese Takeaway, 3 stars, Dec 2016
66 - SNM Food, 5 stars, Oct 2017

St George's Road (3)

2 - East London Wine, 5 stars, Oct 2016
4 - Iqbal Food Stores, 4 stars, Feb 2016
14 - Cod and Chips, 5 stars, Jan 2018

Sebert Road (3)

1 - Kiheta African Shop, 2 stars, Jan 2017
4 - Conne and Son, 1 star, Nov 2017-
14 - Pizza Haven, 4 stars,. Oct 2017


Looks like the best show on the road
Station Road - (3)

19 - Reids Minimart, 5 stars, Jul 2015
78 - Vrai General Store, 4 stars, Jan 2016
Arch 370 - Aphrodites, 5 stars, Feb 2016
5 stars for this Dixie,
 at Aphrodities
Elmhurst Road (2)

32 - Sweet 2 De Belly, 5 stars, Feb 2017
32- Wint Original, 5 stars, Feb 2017

Godwin Road (2)

105 - Forest Gate Hotel and Public House, 3 stars, Dec 2015
Average pub, average rating

122 - Forest Gate Offy, 4 stars, Feb 2016

Shrewsbury Road (2)

281 - KK Fruit and Veg, 5 stars, Dec 2015
184 - Ismaeel Halal Butchers, 3 stars, Mar 2017

Winchelsea Road (2)

Arch 352 - Totally Toasted, 4 stars, Feb 2016
Arch 352 - Wanstead Tap, 3 stars, Feb 2016


Food hygiene at the Tap
 may be average, but the events
 offers are without parallel in the area
Avenue Road (1)

436 Railway Arches - The Avenue (Johnny Rocco's)- 5 stars, Nov 2016

Gower Road (1)

51 - Bakes by Amina, 5 stars, Jul 2017

Lorne Road (1)

453 Railway Arches - Ali Ices, 4 stars, Mar 2016

Oakdale Road (1)

25 - Mona Food, 2 stars, Feb 2017

Odessa  Road(1)

163 - Caner Supermarket, 4 stars, Feb 2016

Reginald Road (1)

2 - Orbit Food Stores, 3 stars, Mar 2017

Wellington Road (1)

77 - 7 till 11, 1 star, Jun 2016

Woodford Road (1)


12-14 - Zaga Supermarket, 4 stars, Jan 2016


Footnote. Details of previous year's articles on this subject can be found:
2013 - here
2014 - here
2017 - here

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