Where are you really eating out?

Don't Eat Here Campaign Poster
Don’t Eat Here Campaign Poster

I love TripAdvisor and Yelp. When I’m looking for a new place to eat, I get recommendations from friend, then read reviews to see what its like. And on a Friday night, when I want to a takeaway? Just Eat means I don’t have to worry about having cash at home.

You know what really niggles?

Nothing about how clean the venue is. Nothing, nada, zip – all these sites are missing food hygiene ratings.


The data is out there and I’ve been analysing it this week. I found some surprises…

My idea? Simple: Show up-to-date food hygiene certificates for any place that serves food, as well as the reviews. An out of the way link near the footer isn’t enough:

JustEat Food Hygiene Link
JustEat Food Hygiene Link

After all:

Where are you really eating?


Think you can judge a restaurant’s hygiene by what you see? Think again. Our campaign, which prompts consumers to question the choices they make when eating out, is running across the UK until the end of March 2013. – food.gov.uk

Your move Just Eat, Tripadvisor & Yelp.

“Where are you really eating out?” by Edafe Onerhime is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Don’t eat here image” courtesy of Food Standards Agency’Where are you really eating out? campaign.

Cover picture: Quinn Comendant – Food hygiene rating.

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