A Harrow restaurant had a double celebration after it was awarded top marks in food safety after 30 years in the business.
The Golden Kitchen Fish Bar, in Rayners Lane, achieved five star status in Harrow Council's Scores on the Doors rating. The stars, which signify good food safety, were awarded after an inspection by an environmental officer.
Petros Christofis, the owner of restarant, said he was delighted the business had been recognised. He said: "I was over the moon and we were expecting three or four stars, but it is all down to my wife, she is so particular about everything."
Mr Christofis and his wife Anastasia bought the restaurant in 1977 and in its 30 year history it has gained some celebrity fans.
He said: "Simon Le Bon was a regular customer, he used to come in all the time before he moved to Chelsea.
"Kate Nash is from Cambridge Road which is opposite the shop and nine months ago she wanted to film her life story and she said that she wanted to do it in her favourite shop and it's now on the internet.
"I knew who she was but I wouldn't have recognised her if she had walked in the shop, but now I do."
The venue has also been recognised by the Good Eating Guide in 2006 after it gained a certificate for outstanding achievement. Mr Christofis has been in the catering business since 1967 and has had the pleasure of cooking meals for everyone from famous singers to footballers.
The family-run restaurant, which received the five-star status on April 29, prides itself on its fresh fish selection that is delivered from Billingsgate Market every morning.
The 58-year-old owner said: "80 to 90 per cent of our customers are regulars. Our satisfaction is having the same people coming back time and time again.
"I always say to my wife, when the time comes to retire I will miss it and when we walk out the door I will shed a few tears."