New food hygiene ratings have been awarded to 23 of Colchester’s establishments.

We have taken a look at the latest ratings to see how restaurants, takeaways and other establishments which sell food have fared.

What do the numbers mean?

0 - urgent improvement necessary

1 - major improvements necessary

2 - improvements necessary

3 - business generally satisfactory

4 - business good on assessment

5 - business seen as very good

Each restaurant is also judged on three categories ‘food hygiene and safety’, ‘structural compliance’ and ‘confidence in management’.

Each section is awarded a mark from ‘very good’ to ‘very bad’ and for ‘confidence in management’ from ‘high’ to ‘no confidence’.

Read more >> How these 18 restaurants and takeaways were ranked by food hygiene inspectors

Places rated 1:

  • The Mogul at 20 Wethersfield Road, Colchester; rated on November 9

 Places rated 4:

  • Orange Tree Tapas Wine & Gin & Cocktail Bar at 7-9 High Street, Wivenhoe, Essex; rated on November 18
  • Doga Restaurant at 26 North Hill, Colchester; rated on November 4

 Places rated 5:

  • The Essex Rose Teahouse at Essex Rose Cafe, High Street, Dedham, Colchester; rated on December 15
  • First Strokes Coffee Shop at 342 London Road, Stanway, Essex; rated on December 14
  • Aroma at 6 Sir Isaacs Walk, Colchester, Essex; rated on December 9
  • Chef's Eating House at The Octagon, 27 Middleborough, Colchester; rated on December 7
  • Bubble Tealicious at Unit 2, 44-45 St Botolphs Street, Colchester, Essex; rated on December 6
  • Chequers Inn at The Street, Great Tey, Essex; rated on December 6
  • Grill 66 Fusion at 66b Barrack Street, Colchester; rated on December 6
  • Zizzi at 12 Headgate, Colchester; rated on December 6
  • The Barn Brasserie at The Barn, Brook Road, Great Tey, Colchester; rated on December 1
  • Colchester Rugby Ltd at Colchester Rugby Club, Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park, Cuckoo Farm Way, Colchester; rated on November 29
  • Coffeehog at 2 Cotman Road, Colchester, Essex; rated on November 25
  • The Black Buoy Inn at Black Buoy Hill, Wivenhoe, Colchester; rated on December 7
  • The Thatchers Arms at Hall Road, Mount Bures, Bures; rated on November 29
  • Pizza Hut at 49-51 North Station Road, Colchester; rated on December 13
  • Albany Gardens Fish and Chips at Shop 4, Haven Road, Colchester; rated on December 6
  • Colchester Spice at 66b Barrack Street, Colchester; rated on December 6
  • Golden Pizza & Kebabs at Unit 2, 18 The Willows, Colchester; rated on December 6
  • Ali's BBQ House at 10 The Parade, Queen Elizabeth Way, Colchester; rated on November 19
  • Swan Inn at The Street, Chappel, Colchester was given the score after assessment on November 19