Appeal your rating
Under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, you have the right to appeal a food hygiene rating if you believe that the rating does not reflect the food hygiene standards at the time of the inspection on which the rating is based.
Your appeal must be made within 21 days from the date you receive your notification letter.
We will consider your appeal and notify you of the outcome within 21 days of receiving your appeal form. If you decide to apply for an appeal, you should display the valid rating sticker after the appeal has been decided.
You can contact this department to lodge an appeal and receive an appeal form.
Completed appeal forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to:
City and Neighbourhood Services Department
Belfast City Council
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street