Chiltern Firehouse hit with 2/5 hygiene rating

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New celebrity hotspot Chiltern Firehouse in London has been given just 2 out of 5 stars for its levels of hygiene during a recent inspection.

The restaurant in Marylebone is within a 26-bedroom hotel of the same name, and was opened in February this year by owner Andre Balazs. It has already attracted a lot of media attention thanks to its popularity with the A-lister crowd.

Now its reputation is under threat after health officials carried out checks on the property in June and found hygiene standards to be below par.

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The report found that some areas of the kitchen were dirty; there were holes in walls and a lack of hot water to the hand basins in a number of food preparation areas.

Other problem areas included dirty fly screens in the rear food preparation room and a dirty service fridge, freezer, fryer, dishwashing area and floor in the dry store area.

These problems will now require immediate attention and a general improvement in hygiene practises.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, a spokesperson for Chiltern Firehouse said: "We are very proud of the restaurant at Chiltern Firehouse, and appreciate the tremendously supportive reviews it has received.

"The vast majority of the issues identified in the council report were related to the expansion of the kitchen and have already been rectified. We have requested a re-inspection and look forward to a significantly higher rating at the earliest opportunity."

 

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