Island restaurants, cafes and businesses have been ranked on their food hygiene standards and practices — including the St Mary's Hospital caterers who got top marks.

Inspectors from the Isle of Wight Council rank the establishments on their hygienic food handling, cleanliness and condition of facilities and food safety management, to determine how safe and clean they are.

Eateries are then given ratings for their standards, ranging from a five (Very Good) to a zero (Urgent Improvement Necessary).

Here are the results of the most recent inspections:

Five - Very Good

Hare and Hounds, Arreton

St Mary's Hospital Catering Department, Newport

Bit on the Side, Island Riding Centre, Newport

The George Hotel, Yarmouth

Kevars Cafe in the Country, St Helens

Wight Karting, Westridge

Gracellie Hotel, Shanklin

The Culver Haven Inn, Bembridge

The Bandstand, Sandown

Four - Good

W W Woodford and Son, Bembridge

The Stag, Parkhurst

Lakeside Park Hotel, Wootton

Bahar Tandoori, Cowes

Mr C's Handcrafted Food Company, Sandown

The Old Barracks (Puckpool Tea Gardens)

Sam's Fast Food Restaurant and Takeaway, Ryde

The Eight Bells, Carisbrooke

Lidl, Newport

Le Brevilly's Bus Stop Cafe, Hale Common

The Duck, Ryde

Three - Generally Satisfactory

China Garden, Shanklin

Crepe Lovers, Ryde

Thai Mukda, Shanklin

St Helens Post Office

Kate's Cottage, Sandown

Two - Improvement Necessary

Urban Saints Centre, Ryde

Seabreeze, East Cowes

One - Major Improvement Necessary

Jaffran Indian Restaurant and Takeaway, Freshwater

Zero - Urgent Improvement Necessary