A behind-the-scenes look at Auckland's latest filthy restaurants has revealed a horrifying insight into the city's worst-graded outlets.
Four restaurants received E grades from Auckland Council between December 1 and March 9 for varying reasons, including cockroach and rodent infestations and dirty and unhygienic premises. For an outlet to be given an E grade, there must be critical food safety risks.
Another 24 received D grades, which are given when a business needs to improve but it isn't a critical risk.
During a restaurant's inspection, photos are taken of the appalling conditions kitchens are in. The latest photos were released to Newshub by Auckland Council, and include evidence of cockroach infestations, poor control of flies, and filthy floors in the outlets.
In other images, there is poor food storage, with one showing what appears to be uncooked seafood left uncovered while it's stored.
Below are the latest images from Auckland Council from the past few months of inspection.