Norwich City Council has announced that 53 per cent of the city's restaurants have improved their star ratings in the second year of its Safer Food Award scheme, which gives restaurants star ratings for their levels of hygiene.
The scheme launched in 2000 and has since inspected more than 600 of the 1,200 premises in Norwich. Of those, 11.5 per cent earned no stars, with 3.5 per cent only getting one star.
Jaan Stanton of Norwich City Council's Food Safety Team said, "Much has been achieved and there is more to do. Now we will be able to focus on businesses that need it, while recognising the achievement of those that do really well."