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More than 20 of Oxford Road food businesses don’t meet hygiene standards

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There are around 1,217 such establishments in Reading, according to the latest data from the Food Hygiene Standards Agency*, which includes restaurants, shops and takeaways as well as food manufacturers and distributors.

All food businesses are given a hygiene rating from zero to five, with a rating of at least three indicating they are broadly compliant with hygiene law.

Reading’s Ranking
Ranking 0 – 1 establishment
Ranking 1 – 42 establishments
Ranking 2 – 32 establishments
Ranking 3 – 107 establishments
Ranking 4 – 205 establishments
Ranking 5 – 730 establishments

Across Reading several establisements in have been hit with poor food hygiene ratings this year.

In total, 75 food outlets across the town have the scored between zero and two.

More than 20 Reading west businesses that handle food are failing to meet hygiene standards.

Ratings range from zero, meaning urgent improvement is necessary, to five, which means standards are very good.

Take a look below at every outlet given a 1 (Major improvement necessary) & 2 (Improvement necessary) food hygiene rating in Oxford Road (Reading west) since April, 2018.

*Food hygiene ratings are publicly available on the Food Standards Agency website and the following are correct as of October 1, 2019.

Ariana News
733 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1JA
Food hygiene rating is ‘1’: Major improvement necessary
Last inspection: 08 July 2019

De Dora’s Lovely Fashion
273 Oxford Road Reading
RG1 7PY
Food hygiene rating is ‘1’: Major improvement necessary
Last inspection: 10 September 2019

Friendly Fry
940 Oxford Road Tilehurst Reading
RG30 6TJ
Food hygiene rating is ‘1’: Major improvement necessary
Last inspection: 13 March 2019

Hot Stuff
421 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1HA
Food hygiene rating is ‘1’: Major improvement necessary
Last inspection: 17 April 2019

Malik Brothers Halal Meat at Best Foods
129-131 Oxford Road Reading
RG1 7UU
Food hygiene rating is ‘1’: Major improvement necessary
Last inspection: 27 December 2018

Mr Cod
543 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1HJ
Food hygiene rating is ‘1’: Major improvement necessary
Last inspection: 12 August 2019

Oishi
314 Oxford Road
RG30 1AD
Food hygiene rating is ‘1’: Major improvement necessary
Recently inspected – new rating to be published soon
Last inspection: 16 October 2018
(Recently inspected – new rating to be published soon)

Perfect Fried Chicken
158 Oxford Road Reading
RG1 7PJ
Food hygiene rating is ‘1’: Major improvement necessary
Last inspection: 07 June 2019

Peri Peri Original (Reading West)
535 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1HJ
Food hygiene rating is ‘1’: Major improvement necessary
Last inspection: 26 June 2019

Polish Delicatessen
324 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1AF
Food hygiene rating is ‘1’: Major improvement necessary
Last inspection: 12 May

V & M Convenience Store
373 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1HA
Food hygiene rating is ‘1’: Major improvement necessary
Last inspection: 28 April 2018

Amrutha Superstore
381 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1HA
Food hygiene rating is ‘2’: Improvement necessary
Last inspection: 27 April 2019

Butts Convenience Stores
205 Oxford Road Reading
RG1 7BX
Food hygiene rating is ‘2’: Improvement necessary
Last inspection: 18 May 2019

China Palace
43-45 Oxford Road Reading Berkshire
RG1 7QG
Food hygiene rating is ‘2’: Improvement necessary
Last inspection: 12 March 2019

Hewad Store
774 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1EL
Food hygiene rating is ‘2’: Improvement necessary
Last inspection: 19 May 2018

Kobeda Palace
409 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1HA
Food hygiene rating is ‘2’: Improvement necessary
Last inspection: 14 August 2019

Maame Sika Finger Licking Kitchen
431 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1HD
Food hygiene rating is ‘2’: Improvement necessary
Last inspection: 31 May 2019

Mr Cod
176 Oxford Road Reading
RG1 7PL
Food hygiene rating is ‘2’: Improvement necessary
Last inspection: 30 November 2018

Pal Food and Wine
397 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1HA
Food hygiene rating is ‘2’: Improvement necessary
Last inspection: 23 June 2019

Pizza House
80 Oxford Road Reading
RG1 7LJ
Food hygiene rating is ‘2’: Improvement necessary
Last inspection: 24 July 2019

The White Eagle
344a Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1AQ
Food hygiene rating is ‘2’: Improvement necessary
Last inspection: 13 September 2018

Viktoria Cake Shop
423 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1HA
Food hygiene rating is ‘2’: Improvement necessary
Last inspection: 30 August 2019

Wan Choi
611 Oxford Road Reading
RG30 1HL
Food hygiene rating is ‘2’: Improvement necessary
Last inspection: 02 June 2018

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Business Secretary Alok Sharma has tested negative of Coronavirus

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The business Secretary Alok Sharma has tested negative for Covid-19

He went to isolation at his house in Caversham, Reading yesterday and got results today..

As of Wednesday 3 June 2020 there are now 587 confirmed cases of the virus in Reading. UK wide 279,856 have now been diagnosed with the virus. This figure includes 39,728 deaths.

The symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell(anosmia) . If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP.

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Progress Theatre wins “The Queens Award” for Voluntary Service

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Reading’s historic and oldest producing theatre, producing a programme of varied, interesting and challenging drama to the highest standard has won The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

Winners get a certificate signed by the Queen and a domed glass crystal. Representatives from the group may also be invited to attend a royal garden partyyyyy.

Thank you for providing excellent theatre and arts education to the community of Reading.
Well deserved Award!

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Fast-food lovers join queues as McDonald’s reopen drive-thrus across Reading

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Absence makes the heart (and the stomach) grow fonder apparently – judging by the queue outside Mc DOnalds & KFC (Oxford Rd) after the drive-throughs reopened.

Unfortunately, the Mc Donalds restaurant is still not open to diners at Oxford Road but deliveries & drive-through are available.

In fact the restaurant itself may not open until towards September, according to staff.

Drivers are joining a lengthy queue to get their hands on their favourite fast food treats at both venues.

More drive-thrus around the region are starting to open up to take orders from customers as the coronavirus lockdown is eased, see the McDonald branaches have opened

Reading– the branches in Oxford Road, Forbury Retail Park, Bath Road in Calcot and Reading Gate Retail Park are all open.

Slough – McDonald’s in the Bath Road Retail Park, at Slough Uno Bestobell in Buckingham Avenue and in Windsor Road are all open.

Newbury – Newbury Retail Park and Tot Hill Services are also open

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