THE dirtiest Liverpool takeaways, restaurants and bars have been named and shamed.
Out of 107 premises visited by inspectors over the past 12 months 36 were singled out as the dirtiest after spotchecks.
Environmental health officers carry out hygiene checks of the kitchen, toilet and dining areas during the surprise visits.
Restaurants La Bistro Pepperpot in Woolton, La Scala and Plaice To Meet, Allerton, and Keiths, in Lark Lane, were all judged to be ?bad? or ?poor? in the ?compliance with hygiene? category.
A number of takeaways in the student area near Smithdown Road including Golden Harvest, the New Chippery, Zains and Pizza Zone, were also rated ?poor?.
Included on the list are two city centre premises ? Elude, in Porter Street, facing Clarence Dock, and the renowned Grapes pub on Mathew Street.
Also judged to have poor hygiene standards were Chinese restaurant the Golden Harvest, in West Derby, Kimos, in Lodge Lane, Toxteth, Debs Diner, in Finch Lane, Gino?s Cafe, in Broadgreen, Bo Bo, in Prescot Road, Angela?s Pizza Place, in Aigburth Road and the Lucky House Chippie, in Brodie Avenue.
The 107 premises visited by council officials during 2008 are available for public viewing on Scores On The Doors
Other marked down premises were Jin Yuan in Finch Lane, Loon Wai Lee in Hunts Cross Avenue, The Rice Bowl in Garston Old Road, Noor Tandoori in Aigburth Road, Khans Kebab House in Walton Vale, Tazmi Balti House in Derby Lane, Mei Wei in Prescot Road, Uno Momento Pizza in Warbreck Moor, Uncle J?s on St Mary?s Road, Big Bite on Prescot Road and Kim Lee on Woolton Road.
In October the ECHO revealed how Koon Cheung Lee was banned from ever running a food business after horrifying scenes of lax food hygiene at Loon Wai Lei takeaway.
They included greasy and dirty food preparation areas, dangerously stored rice and part-cooked chips kept in a box which had contained raw chicken.
A spokesman for Liverpool council said: ?Since the introduction of Scores on the Doors the general standards have improved and fewer premises are getting low ratings. Many have improved their ratings.
?This has provided real impetus for improvement in their area.?