Restaurant owned by Real Housewives of Cheshire star given one-star food rating

A million pound new restaurant owned by Real Housewives of Cheshire stars has been slapped with a one-star food hygiene rating.

Boujee Manchester, which opened back in May was inspected by the Food Standards Agency last month.

Manchester Evening News reports that after the inspection on July 14, the restaurant and bar was awarded a one-star food hygiene rating and told it requires ‘major improvement’.

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Boujee management have said the rating was ‘due to a facilities issue’ and the repairs have already been completed, with an application ‘put in for a re-visit and rescore’.

Boujee restaurant offers sushi and small plates
(Image: ABNM Photography)

The striking venue, which has opened inside the former historic Freemasons Hall, serves up sushi and small plates.

It features an array of bar and dining spaces, including an entire champagne room and a selfie room complete with a pink ‘private jet’ and Barbie and Ken boxes.

During its inspection last month, the restaurant and bar was assessed using three different categories, according to the Food Standards Agency website.

The venue’s hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage was marked as generally satisfactory.

Its cleanliness and the condition of the facilities and the building requires necessary improvement.

And the management of food safety within the venue requires major improvement.

Inside Boujee restaurant and bar in Manchester
(Image: ABNM Photography)

The bar’s sister venue, Terrace by Boujee, which sits next door on Bridge Street, was awarded five-stars, the top food hygiene rating, on July 19.

Both venues are part of the Boujee chain founded by Real Housewives of Cheshire star Lystra Adams and her silent business partners.

Operations Director at Boujee, Ritchie Bagnall, said: “Boujee Restaurant & Bar Manchester trades within a shared building, with the communal services managed by the landlord. On the date of inspection the poor rating occurred due to a facilities issue which falls within the remit of aforementioned landlord.

“The environmental health were entirely happy with our food and hygiene standards and the systems and processes which we have in place.

“The landlord was aware of the structural issue and the repairs were already underway and being managed through our facilities manager. Within 24 hours, the environmental health returned for a follow up visit and were happy that the works had been completed.

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“We are extremely disappointed that an issue created by the landlord has reflected poorly upon Boujee Restaurant. We have immediately applied for a re-visit and rescore as we are highly confident that we will receive a 5* rating, akin with our sister restaurant, The Terrace by Boujee, also located on Bridge Street, Manchester.

“Boujee Restaurants employ a wealth of experience and fully trained food, service and health and safety managers within our company across all sites. We are looking forward to receiving a re-visit and being awarded a score that reflects the quality of our venue.”

Cheshire Live – Cheshire