How clean is your restaurant - find out at

HAVE you ever wondered about the standards of cleanliness at your local takeaway, restaurant or supermarket?

All the food hygiene ratings for Lewes District food business are now displayed online at

Using the database, you can find the food hygiene rating as well as a link to on-line mapping so you can find where the business is located.

You can search on type of business (e.g. cafe or Indian takeaway) as well as by area or alphabetically on the name of the business.

There are additional benefits for businesses that perform well, as they can use the link to publicise their services.

Any business scoring 3 or better in their food hygiene inspection is allowed to put a link to their website on the database.

This means that as the database builds up, consumers will be able to order takeaways or book tables via the Lewes District Council website.

The Commercial Team in Environmental Health can now offer something extra to all the well performing businesses and encourage outlets that are below standards to improve as their performance will be published and it will be even easier for local consumers to get that information.