Four Oxford eateries, including a Chinese Restaurant, have been handed new food hygiene ratings.

A rating of five stars was awarded by the Food Standards Agency to two restaurants, one takeaway and a social club.

The happy news was delivered to Mint Kitchen And Lounge at Temple Lounge (November 27), Hotspot Chinese Restaurant on Cowley Road (November 22), Sixes Social Cricket at the Westgate (November 30) and Solo at the Mad Hatter on Iffley Road (November 27).

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A non-ministerial government department, the Food Standards Agency "makes sure food is safe, what it says it is, and healthier and more sustainable".

It is responsible for protecting public health in relation to food in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

A rating of five equates to 'Very good'.