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Marco Pierre White's Birmingham restaurant gets "zero" food hygiene rating

Marco Pierre White’s Birmingham restaurant has received a zero food hygiene rating from inspectors.

His Steakhouse Bar & Grill, based at the city centre Cube development, was among 140 venues in Birmingham given a zero score by the Food Standards Agency.

A restaurant spokesman would not explain on which grounds the zero rating was imposed.

The spokesman said: “We can confirm we received a visit from the environmental health department of Birmingham City Council earlier this year. The feedback was provided in an informal manner with some recommendations.

Marco Pierre White's restaurant has been given a "zero" food hygiene rating Credit: PA Wire

These were acted on by the management team and subsequent revisits have all been very positive.

We continue to work closely with Birmingham City Council and have appointed a third party food safety consultant to ensure we remain up to date with the rigorous industry regulations and the ongoing changes in legislation and practice.”

A restaurant insider added: “We had a visit from environmental health in March who made some recommendations on our food preparations.

They have returned subsequently and been happy with their findings.

They made some recommendations based around the volume of people we feed in our restaurant. No danger or nothing untoward.”

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The Cube remains cordoned off

The Cube in Birmingham has been evacuated and remains cordoned off.

Police evacuated the building, which is behind the Mailbox in Birmingham, at just after 10am this morning after staff were alerted to a 'suspected malicious package'.

It had been delivered to the building.

Search dogs and police carried out a detailed inspection of the building.

It is not yet known how long it will remain closed for.

Architectural award for The Cube in Birmingham

The Cube in Birmingham's Mailbox at night Credit: ITV Central
The Cube in Birmingham Credit: ITV Central
The Cube exterior Credit: ITV Central

Birmingham's Cube in the Mailbox has won an architechtural award for its design.

The 25-story building was inspired by the idea of architect Ken Shuttleworth and created by his team, Make Architechts.

The building pays homage to Birmingham's jewellery heritage, based on the design of a jewellery box.