Havering is popular for its variety of takeaway restaurants and food outlets.

A Harold Hill restaurant, Kervan Savay, was named the best takeaway in London in March at this year’s British Kebab Awards.

Most are also rated highly for their standards in food hygiene, but there are a few that are not.

If you plan to celebrate a lazy Sunday at home, ordering some food in to share with your friends and family, we have news for you.

We looked at the Food Standard’s Agency website to find out which takeaways in the borough need improvement on the food hygiene front.

These ratings, notably, are not a testament to the quality of food, customer service, culinary skills of the makers, presentation of food and comfort of the venue.

They only take into account factors like handling, storing and preparing of food, cleanliness of facilities and how food safety in managed on the premises.

In some cases, the concerns raised by the food inspector is dealt with by the owners within a given period of time and their rating is changed back to a higher one.

So, the ratings are do not necessarily imply that the outlet will perform badly in the future.

Four names were found on the list, out of which one outlet, Crust Pizza, is now permanently closed.

Takeaways with “One” hygiene rating that need “Major Improvement” as per FSA currently:

Romford Recorder: Chicken Valley & Pizza on Billet Lane in HornchurchChicken Valley & Pizza on Billet Lane in Hornchurch (Image: Google Street)

Chicken Valley & Pizza

Address: 1, Billet Lane Hornchurch, RM11 1TS

Date of last inspection:  January 17, 2023

Standards found at the time of inspection: The cleanliness and conditions of facilities were found to be good, but the place received critical remarks for not making sure that food sold or served is safe to eat and that the staff knew about food safety. The hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage was also questioned by the inspector.

Romford Recorder: Peter's Fish Bar on Rainham Road Peter's Fish Bar on Rainham Road (Image: Google Street)

Peters Fish Bar

Address: 115 Rainham Road, Rainham, RM13 7QX

Date of last inspection: January 27, 2022

Standards found at the time of inspection: The cleanliness at the place and conditions of facilities were marked as “Generally Satisfactory”. Like Chicken Valley & Pizza, they too were low ratings for hygienic handling of food and ensuring the safety of food for consumption. The inspector expressed lack of confidence that the standards will be maintained in the future.

Romford Recorder: Stadium Fish & Chips on London Road in RomfordStadium Fish & Chips on London Road in Romford (Image: Google Street)

Stadium Fish & Chips

Address:  60, London Road, Romford, RM7 9QX

Date of last inspection: May 30, 2022

Standards found at the time of inspection: It performed worse than the other two names on the list as it was found to be lacking on all three fronts. Hygienic handling of food, cleanliness and condition of facilities at the place were said to require improvements. Management of food safety needed a major upgrade as the inspector rated it lowest.