But you might want to consider carefully where to pick for your post-lockdown meal out.
Even as many restaurants, cafes and takeaways have remained closed to the public, food hygiene inspections have continued over the past few months.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has a hygiene rating system used by local authorities, which gives everywhere that serves or handles food a rating between five and zero.
Ratings ‘two’ and below are considered poor results, and means that “improvement is necessary” at any establishment with this score.
A ‘one’ rating means that “major” improvements are needed, and the most serious ‘zero’ rating means that “urgent improvement is required”.
There many examples of food establishments with poor hygiene ratings, and unfortunately this is also the case here in Sussex.
In total there are 58 restaurants, inns, and takeaway shops in the county that have an FSA rating between two and zero.
Rated 0 out of 5:
Premier Balti House, Eastbourne, last inspected 24/8/20
Rated 1 out of 5:
Avenue Snacks, Eastbourne, last inspected 27/2/20
Clay Oven, Eastbourne, last inspected 2/3/21
Hudsons Deli, Eastbourne, last inspected 2/3/21
O Farol, Eastbourne, last inspected 26/2/20
Ramo’s, Eastbourne, last inspected 13/9/20
Shimla, Eastbourne, last inspected 4/3/20
Rated 2 out of 5:
Maple Chinese Hot Food Takeaway, Eastbourne, last inspected 26/8/20
Priti Indian Contemporary Takeaway, Eastbourne, last inspected 20/2/2
Rated 1 out of 5
Fryday’s Fish and Chips, Peacehaven, last inspected 13/2/20
Hillcrest Cafe, Newhaven, last inspected 3/2/20
Moon of India, Seaford, last inspected 6/3/20
NIPPERS East Side, Newhaven, last inspected 19/2/20
Seaford Pizza, Seaford, last inspected 20/2/20
Superfry Fish & Chips, Newhaven, last inspected 28/1/20
These inspections were carried out some while ago , so one would expect with a low rating when inspected, the owners would immediately have taken the correct steps to improve. Best to know though.