A Chinese restaurant has bounced back with an improved food hygiene rating after getting the lowest possible grade.

Inspectors left Hongxin Oriental Buffet unimpressed on April 4, then gave the Peatmoor premises a zero rating and ordered the West Swindon business to make urgent improvements.

When Swindon Borough Council’s food hygiene team returned on June 19, they bumped the overall grade up to three out of five – generally satisfactory.

The Food Standards Agency website does not display the usual individual assessments of the three categories that are considered when awarding these ratings – hygienic food handling, cleanliness of facilities and building, and management of food safety.

A member of staff at Hongxin told the Adver: “The allergy information is now correct and we can prove that.

“The hygiene inspectors came back, we did all the paperwork, they double checked the kitchen, we did everything they wanted us to do.

“Everything is correct and back to normal. After getting a zero, the highest rating you can get is a four.

“We will try our best to get an even higher rating in the future.

“The zero rating really affected our business for a couple of months but we are slowly getting customers back now.”