Some of Auckland's most well-known eateries have been named and shamed by Auckland Council, which has released new stats showing places with D and E food grades to Stuff.
The period covers July 2017 to May 2018, and those caught out include an upmarket burger parlour and a top-rated dumpling restaurant.
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Council staff found evidence of a pest infestation at Dominion Road's New Flavour Restaurant in May - along with unhygienic conditions and poor food handling practises.
Lifestyle site Urbanlist labelled it one of the best places for dumplings last year, but the Council gave it an E food hygiene rating.
Cult favourite Velvet Burger was also caught out, being hit with a D rating.
Even coffee shops didn't escape unscathed. Fred's Espresso and Soda Bar in Ponsonby was given a D rating for poor food handling practises and unhygienic conditions.
Altogether, 13 outlets were given E grades and 21 were graded D.
The full list is below:
- Kiwi Bagels - Brick St, Henderson
- Shivas Curry House & Pacific Food Stall 238A Great North Rd, Henderson
- Saffrons Foods - 220 Universal Drive, Henderson
- Royal Heights Takeaways - Shop 20 Royal Gts Shopping Centre
- Jiale Bun Shop - 23-47 Pearn St, Northcote
- New Flavour Restaurant - 537-539 Dominion Rd, Auckland Central
- Duan Supermarket Central - 79-83 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden
- The Fresh - 60 High St, Auckland Central
- Noodle Canteen Auckland CBD - Shop 1/8 Quay St, Auckland Central
- Saversupermarket - 1 Ronwood Ave, Manukau
- Momoyama Sushi - 5 Putney Way, Manukau
- Tai Ping Supermarket - 3 Reeves Rd, Pakuranga Heights
- Food 4 Less - 64 Atkinson Avenue, Otahuhu
- Cheer Top Trading Limited - 24A Fremlin Pl, Avondale
- Waitākere Superette - Township Rd, Waitākere
- Bread Basket Bakery Orewa - 315 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa
- Meleina's BBQ - 1/42 Reid Rd, New Lynn
- Cafe Torte Deli - 23/231 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany
- Wellsford Golf and Squash Club - 1496 State Highway 1, Wellsford
- Velvet Burger Federal St - 66 Victoria Street West, Auckland Central
- My Kitchen CBD - 2/47 Customs St East, Auckland
- Hillsborough Fruit Veges & Groceries - 709 Richardson Rd, Mt Roskill
- Superfood Market - 60 Hobson Street, Auckland Central
- Wong Kok Cafe & Bar - 97-99 Victoria Street West, Auckland Central
- Taro Tepanyaki Japanese - 9-11 Albert St, Auckland Central
- Chinese Clayport Rose - 9-11 Albert St, Auckland Central
- Warisan Uncle Man's - 277 Karangahape Rd, Auckland Central
- Shum Fruit Barn - 6/130 Dawson Rd, Otara
- Kingsford Home Bakery & More - 57 Raglan Street, Mangere
- Pukapuka Community Centre - 23 Canning Crescent, Mangere
- Chachi's Green Garden Takeaways - Unit 2, 65 Rosella Rd, Mangere East
- Tokyo Bakery - 264 Great South Rd, Papatoetoe
- Columbia Bakery - 49 Orly Avenue, Mangere
- Fred's Espresso and Soda Bar - 179-181 Ponsonby Rd, Freeman's Bay