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‘I ordered dessert from a East London parlour previously given 0 food hygiene rating and licked the plate clean’ – Reemul Balla


If you’re ever in East London and make your approach as far down the Central line to Gants Hill, you will exit to a giant roundabout and could also be a bit confused.

However, on every exit of those roundabouts there are a multitude of eating places, cafes, and dessert locations. There’s a lot selection it is actually robust to decide on which one to go to.

There’s one dessert parlour I used to go to a lot once I was youthful referred to as Cakes and Shakes.

I used to at all times get the Oreo milkshake and typically a heat apple pie after faculty.

That’s why I used to be shocked to understand that the food hygiene scores of the similar institution had plummeted to 0.

Until just lately, the place which obtained the undesirable rating (pressing enchancment vital) was referred to as Whipped Dessert House.

I requested Redbridge Council why this was the case and they responded: “The premises was awarded a 0 FHRS as there was no sizzling water accessible at the time of our inspection. It was then closed awaiting refurbishment by the proprietor.”

I made a decision to go in a single night and order considered one of my favorite desserts, all the whereas trying out the parlour.

The choice was every part I might have wished for

It is now again to its former title of Cakes and Shakes.

I went in and every part was pristine, neatly ordered and a entire vary of desserts and ice lotions have been on present.

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I requested the worker working at the time about the food hygiene rating and he reiterated the similar factor the council informed me.

He additionally talked about they have been beneath new possession now confirmed by their social media.

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Their hygiene rating is not 0 star

There have been so many selections off the menu together with sizzling cookie dough, sundaes, sorbets, crepes and milkshakes.

I ordered a toffee cheesecake after a lot deliberation and introduced it house to eat.

It got here with a great deal of toffee and chocolate sauce, and a good dollop of vanilla ice cream on the aspect.

Honestly, it was considered one of the nicest desserts I’ve eaten – not too wealthy or heavy, a good stability with the barely candy vanilla ice cream and a good portion.

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Here’s what I ordered

Although I wanted it was barely larger.

I learnt one thing from this expertise.

I’ll undoubtedly be going to Cakes and Shakes once more and ordering greater than only one merchandise subsequent time!

Some locations might have had poor hygiene scores for explicit causes however it’s at all times good to do a little bit of analysis earlier than both dismissing or going for an eatery.

Cakes and Shakes now has a food hygiene rating of 5 – the absolute best – following a reinspection on May 5.