Not so Red Hot after zero rating dished out

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The biggest buffet restaurant in town was one of just two eateries in Milton Keynes to receive a zero in its food hygiene rating.

Red Hot World Buffet in the Theatre District and Sid’s Snack Bar, which operates on Renny Park Road in Newport Pagnell, were given the lowest possible rating by Milton Keynes Council’s inspectors .

In total, 34 restaurants received one star or less in the last 12 months, with just three requesting a revisit by inspectors to judge the improvements.

Among those 34 areTesco in Wolverton, the Harvester in Loughton and De Vere Venues in Newport Pagnell.

The inspections, carried out by Milton Keynes Council’s Environmental Health department, run the rule over food hygiene and safety, structural compliance and confidence in management.

A total of 282 inspections have been carried out so far this year, with 81 food hygiene notices issued.

Milton Keynes Council could not divulge any further details contributing to the poor rating of Red Hot World Buffet.

Raman Gulati, restaurant manager, Red Hot Milton Keynes, said: “Inspectors have visited the restaurant since our previous rating was announced and they were satisfied that we are working to improve standards.

“We closed the restaurant for two days to make immediate improvements and we are undertaking a complete refurbishment this year to upgrade the site.”

Red Hot’s revised hygiene rating is due to be announced in June.

>>Restaurants with no stars

Red Hot World Buffet, CMK

Sid’s Snack Bar, Newport Pagnell

>> Restaurants with one star

Babajee Peri Peri, Wolverton

Budgens, Broughton

Caribbean Hut, Newport Pagnell

*De Veres Venues, Newport Pagnell

*Eat And Mett Cafe, CMK

Frydays Fish Bar, Bletchley

Get Stuffed, Bradwell Abbey

Giardino 14, CMK

Greens Hotel, Woburn Sands

Grill & Peri Peri, Bletchley

Hanslope News, Hanslope

Harvester, Loughton

Indian Cottage, Newport Pagnell

Londis, Stony Stratford

Londis, Downs Barn

MK Dosa Corner Kitchen, Bleak Hall

MK Fried Chicken, MK market

Much Ado Catering, Olney

Neils Meals, Old Wolverton

New Bradwell Tandoori Takeaway, New Bradwell

Oakwood House (MK NHS Trust), Wavendon Gate

Peri Peri Original, Wolverton

Prego, Newport Pagnell

R.o.o.f Charity, Bletchley

Sabeeh Halal Meat & Fish, Conniburrow

*Splinters Carvery & Bar, Wavendon

Sunat Kebabs House, Newport Pagnell

Tasty Fried Chicken & Pizza, Bletchley

Tesco, Wolverton

The Focaccia Bread Co, CMK

The Pavilion, Woughton on the Green

*The Swan Inn

* Revisit requested by premises, rating increased