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
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
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
The Focaccia Bread Co, CMK
The Pavilion, Woughton on the Green
*The Swan Inn
* Revisit requested by premises, rating increased