A popular York city centre bar is the latest to have been marked down after a food hygiene inspection.
Stonegate Yard Bar and Brasserie, on Little Stonegate, was visited by officers from City of York Council on 14 February, and their verdict has just been published.
They gave the bar a lowly 1 out of 5 food hygiene rating.
Inspectors found the venue’s structural compliance was ‘Good’ – that covers things like cleanliness, layout, condition of structure, lighting and ventilation.
But under food hygiene and safety, Stonegate Yard was rated ‘Improvement Necessary’.
Covering the likes of food handling procedures and temperature control, this rating means ‘Some major non-compliance with statutory obligations’.
Its worst rating was for confidence in management. This section deals with the attitude of the management towards hygiene and food safety, technical knowledge, and the track record of the company and its complaint history.
Here, inspectors rated the bar ‘Major Improvement Necessary’. This signifies ‘poor appreciation of hazards and control measures. No food safety management system.’
We have contacted Stonegate Yard and Brasserie to ask for their comments, but they haven’t come back to us. If they do we will update the story.
The venue gets an impressive four out of five rating on TripAdvisor after more than 1,000 reviews.