Filthy restaurant shut down as inspectors find dead rat

Credit: Hackney Council

Health inspectors have forced a Vietnamese restaurant in east London to close after finding a dead rat under the cooker and droppings spread around the kitchen.

Environmental Health Officers carried out a routine inspection of Cu Tu in Dalston last Friday and found:

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  • Rat droppings on the floor, on food packaging and shelving

  • Gnawed packaging and scraps of nesting material

  • The kitchen was filthy with encrusted dirt and grime

Credit: Hackney Council

Cu Tu was ordered to pay Hackney Council £620 in court costs and will stay closed until the council is satisfied the risk to the public is removed.