THERE are 70 dirty and disgusting restaurants ignoring basic health and safety rules in Enfield.

But under a new crackdown by Enfield Council, these diners, which have scored a 0 or 1 in food hygiene by the Food Standards Agency, will be given tougher fines.

Of the restaurants, five scored a 0 and 60 scored a 1.

Cllr Daniel Anderson  has pledged to take restaurants who do not act to court.

He wants to make it compulsory for low-scoring places to display their green ‘scores on the doors’ stickers on their shop front.

He said: “If places do not start to get their act together, we will shut them down, prosecute them, and name and shame them.

“They need to understand the severity of the situation. 

“Those with good hygiene ratings have theirs displayed on the windows. So those with bad ratings should have to as well.”

Restaurants who fall below a certain hygiene standard during their first inspection will be rated again until they improve.

They will be given advice and training on how to improve their standards – but if they fail to clean up, more severe actions are enforced.

Cllr Anderson added: “There are some restaurants that are in the process of being prosecuted. We need to show there is zero tolerance for this sort of activity and we need to clamp down.”

Restaurants with a ZERO rating

Charcoal Grill, Church Street, Enfield: 0

Dee's West Indies Bakery: Hertford Road, Enfield: 0

Gramadi Place Ltd, Hoe Lane, Enfield: 0

Premier Cafe, Enfield Enterprise Centre, Enfield: 0

Tatli Dunyasi, High Street, Enfield: 0