If you fancy dining out in south east London and aren't sure where to pick, it would be worth checking this list to see where might be worth avoiding.

Hygiene and food safety is always rather important when it comes to picking a restaurant, especially with the pandemic still ongoing and very much on people's minds.

So we've compiled a list of the restaurants, cafes and shops with the lowest food hygiene ratings in the borough of Bromley, which has a total of 2,445 venues it its local authority remit, and in the borough Lewisham, which has 2,579 according to the Food Standards Agency.

The following list was calculated on the Food Standards Agency's 0-5 tier system, and features all restaurants featuring on the agency's website who have given the lowest food hygiene rating of 0.

To be as update to date as possible, the list only includes reviews since the beginning of 2019, up until August 28, 2021.

News Shopper: The Food Standards Agency carries out inspections at establishments across the countryThe Food Standards Agency carries out inspections at establishments across the country

The agency says '0' ratings = "Urgent Improvement Necessary".

Inspectors from the agency who review food hygiene in restaurants to later apply the ratings check the following three elements:

  • How hygienically the food is handled: how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • The condition of the structure of the buildings: the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • How the business manages what it does to make sure food is safe and so that the officer can be confident standards will be maintained in the future

The below list of '0' and '1'-rated restaurants includes their listed address and the date of their last inspection by the Food Standards Agency.


'0' rating



Anything Chinese Supermarket

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106 Deptford High Street London


10 March 2020

Bamboo Garden Takeaway

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124 Burnt Ash Road London

SE12 8PU

24 May 2021

Istanbul BBQ Kebab and Pizza House


393 Queens Road London

SE14 5HD

05 December 2019


73 Lee High Road London

SE13 5NS

20 October 2020

London Agege Bread Bakers Limited

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32 Deptford High Street London


05 February 2020

My Butcher Cash & Carry Ltd

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53 Deptford High Street London

20 August 2019


68 Rushey Green London

07 September


Dil Tandoori

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17 Beaconsfield Parade Beaconsfield Road Mottingham London


26 May 2021