A DUDLEY restaurant has been handed a new two-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

Indian Tandoori restaurant Twice the Spice, based in the High Street, was given the score after assessment on October 20, the Food Standards Agency's website shows.

Of Dudley's 351 restaurants, cafes and canteens with ratings, 203 (58 per cent) have ratings of five and just three have zero ratings.

The FSA rates businesses from zero to five so that customers can make more informed choices about where to buy and eat food.

A rating of five means hygiene standards are very good, four means hygiene standards are good, three means hygiene standards are generally satisfactory, two means some improvement is necessary, a rating of one means major improvement is necessary and a rating of zero means urgent improvement is required.

At Twice the Spice, inspectors said improvement was necessary when checking the cleanliness and condition of facilities and building.

The hygienic handling of food and management of food safety was considered generally satisfactory.