Indian restaurant in Manchester’s top 20 on TripAdvisor is handed zero-star food hygiene rating

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Sangam in Portland Street was inspected in January 2022.

An upmarket Indian restaurant has been given a zero-star food hygiene rating in the latest round of inspections - the lowest score possible.

Sangam in Portland Street in Manchester city centre was deemed to ‘require major improvement’ following an inspection on 14 January this year.

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In a summary, food hygiene inspectors said the restaurant needed improvements in the categories of food handling, premises cleanliness and management of food safety.

Sangam in Portland Street was given a zero star rating in a food hygiene inspection in January 2022Sangam in Portland Street was given a zero star rating in a food hygiene inspection in January 2022
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The restaurant, which also offers takeaways, has two other separate branches in the city which were not part of this inspection.

Sangam in Portland Street has 1,600 glowing five-star ratings on review site TripAdvisor, which places it as 20th out of 1,700 restaurants reviewed by the public on the site.

Of Manchester’s 1,365 restaurants, cafes and canteens with ratings, 901 (66%) now have ratings of five stars - and just eight have zero-star ratings.

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Sangam was approached for comment but was told the manager was not currently available.

Manchester City Council said the full inspection report was not available without putting in a Freedom of Information request.

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