An Oxford city centre cafe has been told improvement is necessary after being handed a two-out-of-five rating in its latest food hygiene inspection.

The Art Cafe in Bonn Square was given the score after an assessment carried out by the Food Standards Agency on Monday, November 20.

According to the agency’s website, of the three areas assessed in the inspection, 'cleanliness and condition of facilities and building' was graded with “improvement necessary” and 'hygienic food handling' and 'management of food safety' were both rated “good”.

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The eatery has two floors and exhibits Oxfordshire art as well as serving paninis and salads.

The cafe has an average rating of four out of five on the review website TripAdvisor. 

One of the most recent reviews from a customer is full of praise for the cafe with a five out of five score.

The review said: "A cozy atmosphere, with beautiful decor. A complete menu and delicious food, both savoury and sweet, and drinks. Great service. I definitely intend to come back more often."

But another two star review from November described the food as "very average". 

The Food Standards Agency conducts assessments in Oxford in partnership with Oxford City Council.

This latest rating means that of Oxford's 404 restaurants, cafes and canteens with ratings, 345 (85 per cent) have ratings of five and none have ratings of zero for hygiene.