Chinese restaurant in Southsea ordered to shut down

March 3, 2014

A Chinese restaurant in Southsea, Portsmouth was immediately shut down following what a health inspector described as one of the worse breaches in food hygiene he had ever seen.

The May 2013 inspection of Tiger King, in Albert Road found:

• Mouse droppings on the floor
• Poor building structures which could lead to damp or mice infestation
• Chicken defrosting in a dirty bucket on the floor
• Filthy cloths on dirty work surfaces
• A staff toilet without a seat or hand-washing facilities
• Food stored on low, dirty shelves near the floor
The city council’s environmental health manager, Richard Lee, said it was one of the worst hygiene breaches he had seen in 20 years doing the job.

Former owner Daniel Fan was banned from owning and running a food business for six months at Portsmouth Magistrates court. He was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay £1,253 in court costs.

Tiger King has reopened but at the re-inspection on February 13 2014, it was given just one star for hygiene. The premises will continue to be monitored.