Food inspectors swooped on a restaurant in Shepherd’s Bush after customers who ate there fell ill.
Environmental Health officers from Hammersmith and Fulham Council discovered a litany of safety failings at Woody Grill in Uxbridge Road in December 2014.
They found the kebab and pizza restaurant in a filthy condition, including dirty food preparation surfaces, chopping boards and fridge door handles.
In addition, cooked food was not protected from raw food, animal droppings were found in the back store room with no pest control measures in place and health and safety paperwork was not kept.
As a result owner Cengiz Erpolat admitting to eight offences at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court in February 23 and was told to pay nearly £35,000.
He is the owner of six other Woody Grill restaurants across the capital, and has previous convictions for similar offences in neighbouring Ealing.
Woody Grill area manager Meral Cetin apologised for the incident, but said there were no such problems any more at the chain.
Speaking after the hearing, Cllr Wesley Harcourt, head of environment, transport and residents’ services said: “When customers eat out the very least they can expect is food that doesn't make them ill.
"And these failings are also unfair on the vast majority of businesses who invest properly in proper hygiene standards to keep residents safe.
“This heavy fine should serve as an indication of just how determined we are to stop restaurant owners motivated solely by financial gain cutting corners and selling dangerous food to the residents of Hammersmith & Fulham.”
Speaking to getwestlondon, Ms Cetin said: “This happened in 2014 and it is now 2016 and we don’t have problems now. The restaurant is nice and clean and this was acknowledged in the court.
“We have checks every three months and if there were any problems we would be closed down."
Erpolat was fined £30,000 and also ordered to pay costs of £4,327.50 and a £120 victim surcharge.