A RESTAURANT which only opened in December 2017 has received a one star food hygiene rating.

1891 - at the Rhyl Pavilion theatre on the East Parade - received the "one off" low score following an inspection last month by Denbighshire County Council's (DCC) food hygiene inspector.

The restaurant, which is a flagship investment from the council as part of the regeneration of Rhyl's waterfront, was found to require 'Major Improvement in management of food safety as well as 'Improvement' in hygienic food handling.

However, he restaurant was found to be 'Generally satisfactory' in cleanliness and condition of facilities and building.

A spokesperson for DCC said: “Rhyl Pavilion and 1891 Bar and Restaurant in Rhyl has always taken pride in its extremely robust and high standards of food hygiene. This area is a key priority for the food and beverage management team, who have already delivered top rated inspections at SC2, North Wales Bowls Centre and Nova, Prestatyn this year.

"Staff have worked hard to ensure the success of 1891 in Rhyl and on this particular occasion, the sheer volume of business meant that some issues related to stock control procedures, record keeping and other management processes were missed by staff and identified by food hygiene officers during their visit.

“We immediately addressed the issues raised in the report, working closely with the inspection team to implement these improvements. Since the initial inspection we have had an immediate positive re-visit and have requested a re-inspection as soon as possible, so that the new score is a true reflection of our high standards.

“We are extremely proud of the reviews we have received online and face to face from customers and we have built a strong following locally and from customers. We want to reassure them that this was a 'one off' and wasn’t a true reflection of the high quality offer at 1891.”