A Dartford restaurant has been awarded a new five-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

Comptoir Libanais, a restaurant which serves Lebanese food at Unit L052, Lower Thames Walk in Bluewater was given the maximum food hygiene score.

It comes after the popular location was assessed on October 16, according to the Food Standards Agency's website.

It means that of Dartford's 162 restaurants, cafes, and canteens with ratings, 109 (67 per cent) have ratings of five and none have zero ratings.

Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspects businesses across the country, assessing hygiene and safety, structural compliance, and confidence in management.

Across the UK, every food outlet including convenience stores, restaurants, hospitals, and care homes are given a hygiene rating.

What each hygiene rating means:

0 - Urgent improvement necessary

1 - Major improvement necessary

2 - Some improvement necessary

3 - Hygiene standards generally satisfactory

4 - Hygiene standards good

5 - Hygiene standards very good

Comptoir Libanais was rated the following

Hygienic food handling – very good; cleanliness and condition of facilities and building – good; management of food safety – very good.

The menu at Comptoir Libanais features a wide variety of traditional Lebanese dishes that showcase the rich flavours and culinary heritage of Lebanon.

You can expect to find items such as mezze platters with hummus, tabbouleh, and falafel, as well as grilled kebabs, shawarma, and flavourful stews.