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intu Uxbridge food hygiene: How clean are restaurants at the popular shopping centre?

12 food outlets were scored by the Food Standards Agency

No trip shopping is truly complete without some culinary indulgance .

Whether it’s lunchtime pit stop to get you fed and watered ahead of some serious afternoon retail therapy, or a bite to eat at the end of the day to congratulate yourself on a shop well done, a visit to a restaurant is an essential part of the shopping experience.

getwestlondon has been turning its attention to various shopping centres over recent weeks looking at the food hygiene ratings of its eateries, as issued by the Foods Standards Agency.

It awards restaurants food hygiene ratings, ranging from zero (urgent improvement necessary) to five (very good).

Now is the turn of intu Uxbridge, in Uxbridge High Street, to come under the microscope.

According to the shopping centre website, it has 12 food and drink outlets.

And if you’re a regular diner there, you’ll be very happy with what we’re about to tell you.

Bella Italia

Bella Italia

Rating: Five stars

The popular UK chain, which serves fresh pasta, crispy hand stretched pizzas, Italian grills and classics and tempting desserts, was inspected in August 2013.

Cafe Giardino

Cafe Giardino

Rating: Five stars

A great place for a pit stop, it offers a great range of freshly made food from breakfast to sandwiches, paninis, salads and pastas.

It was last inspected in February 2015.

Chiquito

A Chiquito restaurant

Rating: Five stars

Chiquito menus are packed with Mexican and American dishes to suit all tastes – from wild to mild - making it an ideal stop if you’re with the family.

Its last inspection was in December 2014.

Frankie & Benny's

Frankie & Benny's in Uxbridge

Rating: Five stars

The family friendly American Italian restaurant with kids’ menu and gluten free options is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and also serves cocktails if you’re struggling with the shop.

It was given top marks at its last inspection in November 2015.

Greggs

Inside Greggs(Image: Get Reading)

Rating: Five stars

Britain's largest bakery chain offers food on the go and is ideal for those on the go. It was last inspected in August 2012.

McDonald's

I'm loving it(Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Rating: Five stars

No high street is complete with out the Golden Arches. You know exactly what you're getting when you pop in, and you can eat in the knowledge its impeccably clean.

Last inspected in April 2015.

Nando's

Peri clean

Rating: Five stars

Famed for its legendary peri peri chicken and a hit with grown-ups and kids. Food ranges from the mild to the blow-the-roof-off-the-top-of-your-mouth hot.

Last inspected in October last year.

Pizza Express

Rating: Five stars

You can't go wrong with a Sloppy Giuseppe, especially if the restaurant comes up trumps with a five star hygiene rating.

The branch was last inspected in April 2013.

Slug and Lettuce

Credit: Slug and Lettuce. The company's pub in High Street, Uxbridge has been refurbished

Rating: Five stars

The pub is great if you're looking for something more than food to pick you up. But the food it does serve comes from a nice clean kitchen, you'll be glad to know.

Food Standards Agency last paid it a visit in March 2015.

Starbucks

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Rating: Five stars

Another high street staple, this is a God-send for those craving a quick caffeine fix, hot drink or quick bite.

Last inspected in August 2014.

Wagamama

Rating: Five stars

A staple of the modern Asian cuisine , serving all kinds of rice and noodles dishes, soups and fresh salads.

It was last inspected in June last year.

Zizzi

Zizzi Restaurant(Image: Publicity Picture)

Rating: Five stars

The Italian restaurant is another favourite, and the branch in Uxbridge is as clean as they come with five star rating.

Last inspected in April 2013.

So there were have it, intu Uxbridge eateries have secured a remarkable five-star clean sweep.

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