Stockport is home to a number of independent restaurants and has an up-and-coming foodie scene.
There’s plenty of venues to choose from, but if you don’t fancy heading out, then you can always order a takeaway to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Whether you’re on Deliveroo, Just Eat, or are calling direct, you’ll probably read the reviews first before checking out.
While some may forget, it’s worth looking at the food hygiene ratings of the establishments too.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is required by law to give a hygiene rating to all places where food is supplied, sold or consumed.
They give places a rating out of five – five being the best and zero indicating that urgent improvement is required.
Use our interactive widget to see the latest Food Standards Agency (FSA) hygiene ratings of eateries in Stockport including Brinnington, Bredbury, Reddish, Edgeley, Cheadle, Marple and Hazel Grove.
FSA look at everything from how food is stored and the handling of food, to the cleanliness of the facilities.
But it’s not an indicator of food quality.
Neither does the food hygiene rating shed any light on culinary skill, presentation, or customer service – which is where online reviews will come in handy.
The food hygiene rating or inspection result given to a business reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection or visit by the local authority.
They look out for how hygienically handled the food is, the physical condition of the business, and how it manages ways of keeping food safe.
Below you can use the interactive widget to look at the best and worst FSA hygiene rating for takeaways and restaurants where you live by entering your postcode.