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HOT - Healthier Options Takeaway Award

HOT - Healthier Options Takeaway Award

Ashfield District Council are working with and encouraging businesses to provide healthier food options on their menus and help customers manage their weight.

We have introduced a Healthier Options Takeaway (HOT) Merit Award Scheme, where take-aways with a hygiene rating of three or above can apply for a Merit award.


We currently have forty five businesses that hold the HOT award, they are:-

Fortune House
Oceans of Many
Fearne’s Red Door Deli
Dexter’s Deli
Vanilla Coffee House
Jolly Fryer
Mamma Mia
Uppercrust Cafe Ltd
Top Chef, Leamington Buildings
Angies Cafe
The Panini Van
A. Cunnington Butchers
NG17 Sandwich Shop
Portland College Staff and Student Canteen/Cafe
Portland College Cafe
Nila Indian Restaurant
Yummy Tummies
The Fryary
Just Spuds
The Deli Van
Chad's Lite Bites
Skegby Methodist Church and Anchor Centre
Jacksdale Butchers
Barista
Chip Inn
Bite 2 Eat
Ocean Blue 2
Tonys Cafe Bar
Golden Dragon
Yummie TummiesKings Rolls
Rumbles at the Lawn
West Notts College
Pit Stop Café
Alices Cobs
Subway
Truly Scrumptious
Zacs Fish and Chips
Sea Fresh
Fun and Fries
Food Express
Lunch Box
The Little Deli Bar
Newstead Court Restaurant @ Eon
Paulines Pantry

The HOT Merit Award Scheme aims to increase accessibility and awareness of healthier options through takeaway outlets. Many takeaways, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops already offer healthier options for their customers and display information about this on their menus. Other food outlets may offer healthier options, without realising or promoting it.
By making small changes to what is offered or how food is prepared, cooked or served, takeaways can offer more, healthier choices for their customers.

This award recognises those takeaways who offer healthier options. By gaining the award, your business will be seen to be committed to supporting local communities to lead healthier lives. Other benefits include:

  • Increasing customer choice
  • Increasing customer satisfaction and sales
  • Enhancing reputation of the business
  • Receiving a certificate and promotional material to display in premises
  • Recognition of achievement through Ashfield District Council website and social media

The merit will last for two years,unless there is a change of owner or cuisine when the award would expire. Ashfield District Council has the right to remove the merit if the food hygiene rating falls below 3.

There is no cost in applying for the merit.

How to apply

Please download a self-assessment form 

There are six sections of the self-assessment form and in each section all questions need to be completed.

Please provide comments to help us understand how exactly you are meeting the criteria, this might be examples of what you do or changes you have made. Please attach any copies of menus you may have to the form.

The merit will last for two years,unless there is a change of owner or cuisine when the award would expire. Ashfield District Council has the right to remove the merit if the food hygiene rating falls below 3.

Once completed please send the form to:

Food Team
Place and Communities
Ashfield District Council
Urban Road
Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Nottingham NG17 8DA

Alternatively, you can e-mail the completed form to us at food@ashfield-dc.gov.uk