Wallington and Worcester Park are two of the least hygienic places to eat out in the UK, it has been revealed.

One in every three eateries in Wallington and almost half of those in Worcester Park are not considered to be 'generally satisfactory' by the Food Standards Agency.

Worcester Park is the third least hygienic place to eat out in the UK while Wallington - where one school canteen 'needs major improvement' - also makes the bottom 10 in the survey, compiled by consumer magazine Which?

The Food Standards Agency gives every establishment which serves hot food, including pubs, restaurants and cafés as well as schools, nursing homes and canteens, a rating out of five according to hygiene levels, with zero stars being the worst and five being the best. Three out of five is considered 'generally satisfactory'.

The average score of the 32 establishments surveyed in the KT4 postcode, Worcester Park, was just 2.63.

Of those, Blue Chip in Malden Road, Henry Owen's in Cheam Common Road, La Mamma Restaurant in Central Road, Plough Bakery in Malden Road, Royal India in Cheam Common Road and the HG Wells in Cheam Common Road all got just one star.
Ryan Gate, a Lebanese deli in Central Road, got no stars.

The average score of 47 eateries in SM6, Wallington, was 2.83. Among those scoring just one star out of five, meaning it needs major improvement according to the Food Standards Agency, was Kool Kids at High View Primary School.

Other places with one star were Akash in Stafford Road, Bread in Stafford Road, Chick-a-Licious in Woodcote Road, Elite Fish and Chips in Ross Parade, Favorite Chicken and Ribs in Stafford Road, Fresch in Railway Approach, Jade Dragon in Croydon Road, Max's Thai Cooking in Stafford Road, Red Chilli in Manor Road, Spice Hut in Ross Parade, The Swan Indian Bar and Restaurant in Stafford Road, The Grange in London Road, The Red Lion in Hackbridge Road, The grill in London Road, Wallington Café Grill in manor Road and Ya Hao in Stafford Road.

A council spokesman said: "Our business regulation team check food hygiene standards regularly to ensure everyone’s safety.  There are eating establishments all across Sutton with the highest ratings, but consumers are advised to check the hygiene ratings of the places they visit. 

"The council will take action against any establishment failing to meet the required standards."
The lowest scoring restaurant chains are Chicken Cottage, Dixy Chicken, Perfect Pizza, Favorite and Pizza GoGo while convenience store chains Best One, Costcutter, Premier, Londis, Nisa and Spar also fair badly.

The cleanest place to eat out in the UK is the Castle Vale district of Birmingham. The dirtiest place in Bexley in South East London, which has six postcodes in the bottom 10 of the UK.