Kingston Upon Thames has the highest food hygiene rating in Greater London according to research conducted by a UK law firm.
Kingston Upon Thames scored a hygiene rating of 4.6 out of 5 in a survey carried out by personal injury lawyers Claims Direct.
The firm said: “The rating is not there to score factors such as taste or quality of food, instead it is there to ensure businesses are complying with health and safety regulations.”
The factors used to determine a business’ hygiene rating include handling of food, food storage, food preparation, cleanliness of facilities and food safety.
Over 450,000 UK food businesses were assessed by the firm including hotels, restaurants, pubs and takeaways.
Dorchester received the highest hygiene rating in England with a score of 4.85 whilst Southall scored the worst with 3.89.
The average English food outlet has a rating of 4.52.