New food hygiene ratings have been awarded to 20 of Reading's establishments, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

The information available on the agency's website indicates that an impressive 20 establishments were evaluated.

Among those showing shining stars, 16 of them were restaurants, cafes, or canteens.

Some of the notable names include John Lewis Partnership and Ori Caffe at Broad Street, rated on March 2.

Cafe 12 at Oxford Road; All Bar One, Nando's, and TGI Fridays at The Oracle Centre were rated on February 25.

The Pantry Café & Kitchen at the town hall and the popular Thames Lido at Napier Road were rewarded on February 24 and 23 respectively.

The well-known Shed at Merchants Place and House of Flavours at Kings Road got their accolades on February 16 and 15 respectively.

Comptoir Libanais at the Oracle Shopping Centre and Caffe Nero at Apex Plaza were also awarded on February 10 and 8 respectively.

Meanwhile, much to its dismay, AKA BBQ Station at St Marys Butts was handed a 2 star rating on January 12.

The pub, bar, and nightclub scene didn’t go unnoticed either.

Slug & Lettuce along with Loco Loco, El Rodeo Mexicano, and Burrito Bandits at Friar Street all bagged 5 stars on February 9, adding another feather to Reading's cap.

The nature of fast food didn’t stop the following takeaways from achieving excellence either.

Wok U Like at Meadway Precinct and Go Sing Chinese Takeaway at Prospect Street were rated on February 23 and 17 respectively.

Not to be forgotten, Auntie Anne's Pretzels at The Oracle got its rating on February 15.

Local residents should be pleased that a vast majority of establishments are maintaining high standards.

The availability of this data shows the commitment to transparency and quality that keeps Reading’s food scene both reputable and appetising.