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Two luxury Liverpool city centre hotels hit with poor food hygiene ratings

Two high-end Liverpool city centre hotels that both opened in recent years have been hit with poor food hygiene ratings.
Two luxury Liverpool city centre hotels hit with poor food hygiene ratings

The Municipal Hotel, which opened in Dale Street's grand Municipal Buildings last May, has been slapped with a food hygiene rating of one - the second lowest score available - and told that major improvement is required.

The luxury hotel was visited by council health inspectors on February 21. Inspectors found that while the cleanliness of facilities and the building itself was satisfactory, there were major improvements necessary in terms of the management of food safety and improvements required in hygienic food handling.

Responding to the poor rating, Annie Brown, the hotel's general manager said: “We’re extremely disappointed with this rating and have taken immediate action to address the issues raised. An external auditor has since conducted a vigorous audit and we are satisfied that corrective measures have been met.

"Everyone at The Municipal Hotel & Spa is determined to achieve a 5-star food hygiene status as quickly as possible. A re-inspection has already been invited and we are confident of seeing a positive result."

Another luxury hotel to land a disappointing food hygiene score is the Radisson Red, which opened on Lime Street at the end of 2022. The hotel has taken over the Grade-II listed former Northern Western Hall next to the city's main train station.

But despite being operated by one of the most notable hotel brands in the world, the relatively new venture has also been hit with a rating of one for food hygiene.

According to the Food Standards Agency website, there is 'major improvement necessary' following an inspection on January 18 this year.

Radisson was contacted for a response.

By Liam Thorp, Political Editor

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