Fined: Cockroach-infested takeaway in Maida Vale

Gourmet Oriental in Maida Vale (Pic credit: Google)

Gourmet Oriental in Maida Vale (Pic credit: Google) - Credit: Archant

A Chinese and Thai takeaway in Maida Vale that was so overrun with cockroaches it was closed down immediately by environmental health officers has been fined.

The kitchen was overrun with cockroaches

The kitchen was overrun with cockroaches - Credit: Archant

Gourmet Oriental in Harrow Road, was served with a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice following an inspection by Westminster Council on July 27 this year.

On Wednesday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court it was ordered to pay a total of £2,192.50

The takeaway shop has since cleaned up its act and has been allowed to reopen.

A council spokesman said: “Our environmental health team are satisfied that the health risk no longer exists and so Gourmet Oriental has been re-opened. However, we will closely monitor the establishment through regular checks.

A cockroach under a grill

A cockroach under a grill - Credit: Archant


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“We are committed to protecting the safety of those eating at food outlets in our borough and will consider whether there is a case for further legal action.”

A cockroach infestation was found in Gourmet Oriental

A cockroach infestation was found in Gourmet Oriental - Credit: Archant

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