A CRADLEY balti has been handed a hygiene rating of 4.

Vakas Balti on Windmill Hill, was rated 4 by the Food Standards Agency on December 7.

A rating of 4 means "hygiene standards are good."

The following restaurants, cafes or canteens have also been rated:

Breakfast Diner on Stour Vale Road, Lye, rated 4 on December 2.

Pureato at High Street, Stourbridge, was rated 4 on December 2.

Maliks Restaurant on Dudley Road, Lye, was rated 3 on December 2.

The following pub has been rated:

The Bird In Hand pub on John Street, Wordsley, was rated 4 on December 7.

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The following takeaway has also been rated:

Zaks Plaice on High Street, Brierley Hill; was rated 4 on December 1.

A hygiene rating of one means "major improvement is necessary."

A two star rating means "some improvement is necessary", while three star means "hygiene standards are generally satisfactory" and four star means "hygiene standards are good."

A five star rating means "hygiene standards are very good."