Our weekly drop-in dinner service has received a hygiene rating of 5: the highest given, which means guests can be confident that food hygiene standards where they eat are ‘very good’.

The charity is legally required to register the drop-in dinner service as a food business with Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC).

The food hygiene rating reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of the inspection by the local authority. An inspector visited the St Columba’s Church and our Drop-In Manager Phil Nugent took him through all the strict processes he and the trained kitchen staff and volunteers follow each week.

All our food is delivered, prepared and served the same day as the drop-in and we don’t store any perishable food.

No food is kept out or warmed in the church hall because it is prepared and kept in the oven until it is served.

The kitchens and premises at St. Columba’s Church have their own inspection and received a separate food hygiene rating (also a 5), whilst RESTART’s relates to the food ‘business’ we manage there and its processes

The official food hygiene rating can now be found on display at the drop-in every Friday night.