Scroll through pictures above to see the full list of 0 and 1 rated restaurants across the Wycombe, South Bucks and Chiltern districts.

As happy couples across south Buckinghamshire prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style on Wednesday, the Bucks Free Press reveals the county’s least hygienic places to eat.

From a cosy night in with a takeaway, to pub grub or a posh meal out, most will have plans – but are there places which should be avoided?

We have compiled a list of the 43 restaurants, pubs, takeaways and cafes which have been given a hygiene rating of ‘0’ or ‘1’ in the Wycombe, South Bucks and Chiltern districts, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

In total, five restaurant were given a rating of 0, while 38 others were considered to be rated 1 out of 5.

Take a look through our list of restaurants above – you might even spot your favourite place to eat or somewhere you were tempted to try.

Bucks Free Press:

FHRS inspectors investigate how hygienically food is handled, the condition of the structure of the buildings and how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.

Businesses with a low rating are inspected more frequently than those who have a higher score and training and advice is offered by the environmental health team to help businesses to improve their standards of food safety.

In addition, safeguards are in place which not only allow businesses to appeal their rating, but also to request a re-inspection once improvements have been made.

All the information was gathered from the FSA website and was correct at the time of publishing.

* = These companies have recently been re-inspected and are due to receive a new rating. All re-inspections take 28 days to show on the FSA website.

BFP comment:

The food hygiene ratings always cause controversy, but certainly these ratings are in the public interest.

It is an informative guide to give our readership a chance to peruse the ratings.

There are 43 restaurants across our patch which have a 0 or 1 rating which means these eateries are considered to need to make an urgent or major improvement to the conditions they work in by the authorities.

Lists in previous years have seen some of these places work exceptionally hard to rid themselves of this tag and climb the rankings to a level which will entice people to eat there.