To reach the Food Standard Agency's top hygiene rating of five out of five, food outlets need to demonstrate high standards in food hygiene and safety and structural compliance.

Hygiene inspectors also need to have confidence in the management of the business.

The FSA says that any outlet should be able to achieve its top rating.

Here is a list of Watford's top rated restaurants, cafes and food shops:

Alliance Training Centre, Nissan Renault 5 Wolsey Business Park, Tolpits Lane, Rickmansworth (May 22, 2013)

Annies, 8 Chalfont Road, Maple Cross, (May 15, 2013)

Anns Pantry Ltd, Anns Pantry, Station Approach, Rickmansworth, (May 22, 2013)

Arden House Nursing Home, 31 Upper Highway, Abbots Langley (January 23, 2014)

Auburn Mere, Oxhey Lane, Carpenders Park, (May 22, 2013)

BT Global, Eurest Catering Services 1-3 Hercules Way, Leavesden, (July 27, 2012)

Baxter Storey, Maple Cross House, Denham Way, Maple Cross (March 11, 2013)

Beaumont Cafe, William Penn Leisure Centre, Shepherds Lane, Rickmansworth (June 11, 2013)

Beaumont, Barchester Health Care, Former Fmbra Premises, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood (June 3, 2013)

Boston Peri Peri Chicken, 30 Little Oxhey Lane, South Oxhey (August 20, 2013)

Boys & Girls Nursery Croxley Grn Ltd, Unit 5 Marlins House, Marlins Meadow, Watford (December 6, 2013)

BP Oil Uk Ltd, BP Service Station, 283-289 Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth (June 11, 2013)

Breakspeare Community Pre-School, Abbots Langley (September 4, 2013)

Brown Sugar, 122 High Street, Rickmansworth (December 6, 2012)

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BUPA, Erskine Hall Nursing Home, Watford Road, Northwood (May 29, 2013)

Burford House Residential Home, Burford House, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood, (May 28, 2013)

Butterpots, Private address: registered with Three Rivers local authority (October 25, 2010)

Cafe Amici, 53 Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green (June 10, 2013)

Cafe Loco, 14 Main Avenue, Moor Park (January 10, 2013)

Caffe Nero, 80 High Street, Rickmansworth (June 17, 2013)

Call Me Mr Pig, Private address: registered with Three Rivers local authority (July 27, 2012)

Camelot (UK) Lotteries Ltd, 2 Magdalene House, Wolsey Business Park, Tolpits Lane, Rickmansworth (September 20, 2012)

Carpenders Park Convenience Store, 6 The Parade, Watford (June 13, 2012)

Caterplus Services, St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood (June 3, 2013)

CH&Co Ltd, Staff Canteen, The Grove, Hempstead Road, Watford (December 3, 2013)

CH&Co Ltd, Vocalink-Rickmansworth, Drake House, Homestead Road, Rickmansworth (May 20, 2013)

Charlotte House Prep School, Charlotte House, 88 The Drive, Rickmansworth (October 15, 2012)

Charlou Cakes Co Uk, Private address: registered with Three Rivers local authority, (September 14, 2011)

Chris Blake Butcher, 113 High Street, Rickmansworth (January 11, 2012)

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Cinnamon Square, 9 Church Street, Rickmansworth (September 4, 2013)

Compass Group UK & Ireland, York House School, Sarratt Road, Sarratt (October 8, 2012)

Costa Coffee, 153 High Street, Rickmansworth (December 10, 2013)

Croxley Baptist Church, Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green (January 22, 2013)

Daybreak Nursery, Shepherds School, Shepherds Lane, Rickmansworth, (May 15, 2013)

Debbie Whitehead, Private address: registered with Three Rivers local authority (November 12, 2012)

Deli-Licious,1 Langley Parade, High Street, Abbots Langley (May 2, 2012)

Dolphin Fish Bar, 4 Langley Road, Abbots Langley (May 14, 2013)

Domino's Pizza, 2 Moneyhill Parade, Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth (October 30, 2012)

Dominos Pizza 5 School Mead, Abbots Langley (June 3, 2013)

Donna's Snax, Travis Perkins, Church Street, Rickmansworth (January 15, 2013)

Early Adventures, 10 Katherine Place, College Road, Abbots Langley (July 15, 2013)

Eden Foodservice, Rickmansworth School, Scots Hill, Croxley Green (June 11, 2012)

Eric Shepherd Unit, Private address: registered with Three Rivers local authority (June 5, 2013)

Eurest @ G. E. Money, Compass Catering Building 4 Hatters Lane, Watford (March 4, 2014)

Fishermans Cabin Takeaway, 1 The Parade, Prestwick Road, South Oxhey (November 29, 2012)

GingerCups, Private address: registered with Three Rivers local authority (June 21, 2011)

Greene King Pub Company, The Fox And Hounds, 216 New Road, Croxley Green (May 15, 2013)

Hall And Woodhouse Ltd, The Cock Inn, Church Lane, Sarratt (August 19, 2013)

Harris & Hoole, 125 High Street, Rickmansworth (December 17, 2012)

HCC Health & Community Services, Northwick Day Centre, Northwick Road, South Oxhey (August 20, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, Abbots Langley Jmi School, Parsonage Close, Abbots Langley (May 2, 2012)

Hertfordshire Catering, Shepherd Primary School, Shepherds Lane, Rickmansworth (September 20, 2012)

Hertfordshire Catering, St Meryl Jmi School, The Mead, Carpenders Park (December 6, 2012)

Hertfordshire Catering, Arnett Hills Junior Mixed Infants School, Berry Lane, Mill End (November 7, 2012)

Hertfordshire Catering, Oxhey Wood Jmi School, Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey (July 16, 2012)

Hertfordshire Catering, Eastbury Farm Junior Mixed Infants School, Bishops Avenue, Northwood (November 7, 2012)

Hertfordshire Catering, Warren Dell Jmi School, Gosforth Lane, South Oxhey (December 6, 2012)

Hertfordshire Catering, Rickmansworth Park Jmi School, Park Road, Rickmansworth (April 30, 2012)

Hertfordshire Catering, Sarratt CoE Primary School, The Green, Sarratt (January 22, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, St Peters Junior Middle And Infant School, Church Lane, Mill End (May 15, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, St Michaels Roman Catholic School, High Elms Lane, Abbots Langley (May 21, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, St Johns Rc Jmi School, Berry Lane, Mill End (June 17, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, Malvern Way Infants & Nursery School, Malvern Way, Croxley Green (June 10, 2013)

Watford Observer:

Deli-licious, in Langley Parade

Hertfordshire Catering, Woodhall Jmi School, Woodhall Lane, South Oxhey (June 17, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, St Marys Jmi School Stockers Farm Road, Rickmansworth (June 17, 2013):

Hertfordshire Catering, Bedmond Jmi School, Meadow Way, Bedmond (June 5, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, Harvey Road Jmi School, Harvey Road, Croxley Green (December 6, 2012)

Hertfordshire Catering, Divine Saviour Roman Catholic Junior Mixed Infants,  Broomfield Rise, Abbots Langley (May 21, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, St Pauls Junior Mixed Infants School, Langleybury Lane, Langleybury (June 10, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, Tanners Wood Jmi School, Hazelwood Lane, Abbots Langley (June 5, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, Russell County Junior Mixed Infants School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood (June 3, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, Breakspeare School, Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley (September 4, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, Colnbrook Special School, Hayling Road, South Oxhey (May 22, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, Christ Church Jmi School, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood (June 3, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, Garston Manor Special School, Horseshoe Lane, Garston (May 14, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, Chorleywood Jmi School, Stag Lane, Chorleywood (June 3, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, Yorke Mead Jmi School, Dulwich Way, Croxley Green (May 21, 2013)

Hertfordshire Catering, Little Green JMI School, Lincoln Drive, Croxley Green (June 11, 2012)

Hertfordshire Catering Ltd, The Reach Free School, Symbio House, Wolsey Business Park, Tolpits Lane, Rickmansworth (November 4, 2013)

Hillside Pre-School, Hillside Free Church Hall, Chorleywood (August 19, 2013)

Ilze'S Chocolat, Private address: registered with Three Rivers local authority (September 7, 2011)

Innovate, West Herts College, Kings Langley Campus, Langley Waters,  Abbots Langley (June 11, 2013)

J D Wetherspoon, The Pennsylvanian, 115-117 High Street, Rickmansworth (June 11, 2013)

J K Club, The Swillet Sports And Social Club, Stag Lane, Chorleywood (June 6, 2012)

M & H Kersim, 37 Bridlington Road, South Oxhey (November 29, 2012)

Maple Cross Junior Mixed Infants School, Denham Way, Maple Cross (June 17, 2013)

Merchant Taylors School, Sandy Lodge Lane, Moor Park (September 28, 2012)

Mitchells & Butlers, Coy Carp Public House, Coppermill Lane, West Hyde (December 10, 2013)

Mitchells & Butlers Leisure Retail, The Gate Public House, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood (October 11, 2013)

Mitchells & Butlers Leisure Retail, Harvester Public House, Watford Road, Croxley Green (June 10, 2013)

Mitchells & Butlers Leisure Retail, Ye Olde Greene Manne Public House, Batchworth Heath, Rickmansworth (June 17, 2013)

Mitchells & Butlers Leisure Retail, Scotsbridge Mill, Scots Mill Lane, Croxley Green (July 18, 2013)

Moor Park, Moor Park Mansion, Batchworth Heath, Rickmansworth (December 31, 2013)

New Beijing, 19 School Mead, Abbots Langley (June 5, 2013): Old Macdonalds Day Nursery, 20-21 Heronsgate Road, Chorleywood (October 8, 2012)

Pepe's Piri Piri, 139 Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth (December 7, 2012)

Watford Observer:

Pin Wei, 35 High Street, Abbots Langley (November 14, 2012)

Post Office and Mace Store, 64 High Street, Rickmansworth (May 2, 2012)

Punch Taverns Plc, The Tree Public House, 166 Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth (June 14, 2012)

Quantum Care Ltd, The Fairway Residential Home, Green Lane, Oxhey Hall (May 29, 2013)

Quantum Care Ltd, Pinewood Lodge Residential Home, Oxhey Drive, South Oxhey (November 7, 2012)

Quantum Care Ltd, Margaret House Residential Home, Parsonage Close, Abbots Langley (November 19, 2012)

Quantum Care Ltd, Meresworth Residential Home, Field Way, Rickmansworth (December 30, 2013)

Rasal Brassierie Restaurant, 173a High Street Rickmansworth (September 3, 2013)

Rasal Takeaway, 5 Tudor Parade, Rickmansworth (March 5, 2013)

Red Cafe, 4 The Parade, Prestwick Road, South Oxhey (September 18, 2013)

Renault/Nissan Alliance, The Rivers Office Park Maple Cross Rickmansworth (November 29, 2012)

Robertos, 153a Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth (September 3, 2013)

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Rootz, 10 Main Parade, Chorleywood (February 19, 2013)

Rose and Crown, Rose And Crown Public House, Woodcock Hill, Rickmansworth (December 6, 2013)

Rumblin Tums, 109 Primrose Hill, Kings Langley (August 19, 2013)

Sea Master, 137 Uxbridge Road, Rickmansworth (January 2, 2013)

Silli Chilli, Private address: registered with Three Rivers local authority (March 21, 2011)

Silver Bean Cafe, 5 Hercules Way Leavesden (October 31, 2012)

Simmonds, 51 Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green (March 20, 2013)

Simmons Bakers Ltd, 5 Katherine Place, College Road, Abbots Langley (March 26, 2014)

Spark Stores, Mill End Stores, 68-70 Church Lane, Mill End (April 30, 2012)

Spicy Tomato Pizza, 307 Prestwick Road, South Oxhey (May 21, 2013)

St Andrews Day Centre, Friendship Club St Andrews Church, 37 Quickley Lane Chorleywood (May 14, 2013)

St Catherine Of Siena Rc Jmi School, Horseshoe Lane, Garston (November, 14 2013)

Stratton Bakery, 12 New Parade Chorleywood (May 14, 2013)

Sujoy Tandoori Restaurant, 12 Main Parade Chorleywood (February 19, 2013)

Sunrise Senior Living, High View, Chorleywood (March 3, 2014)

Tamarind Thai Cafe, 4 Station Road, Rickmansworth (September 3, 2013)

Tesco Leavesden Watford Express, 11 Katherine Place, College Road, Abbots Langley (June, 5 2013)

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Amici's, in Baldwins Lane

The Allergy Angel, 11 Dove Park, Chorleywood (March, 29 2014)

The Cafe In The Park, The Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth (January 22, 2013)

The Cedar Tree Restaurant, Cedars Village Country Club, Finch Green, Chorleywood (September 20, 2013)

The Co-operative Food Group, Co-Op Food Store, 132-142 New Road, Croxley Green (September, 26 2013)

The Compasses Public House, 95 Tibbs Hill Road, Abbots Langley, (June 11, 2013)

The Corner Plaice Takeaway, 309 Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green (May 29, 2013)

The Dog And Partridge Public House, Old Mill Road, Hunton Bridge (June 6, 2012)

The Feathers, Keen On Bars Ltd, 34 Church Street, Rickmansworth (15 October 2012)

The Funny Farm, Private address: registered with Three Rivers local authority (June 5, 2013)

The Grove Hotel, The Grove Hempstead Road, Watford (August 16, 2013)

The Junction, Christ Church, Rickmansworth Road, Chorleywood (January 10, 2014)

The Lighthouse, 18 School Mead, Abbots Langley (May 3, 2013)

The Lindley Group Cafe, The Lindley Group, Leavesden Film Studios, Leavesden (October 3, 2012)

The Little Italian Kitchen, Private address: registered with Three Rivers local authority (September 7, 2013)

The Micklefield Partnership, Micklefield Hall, Sarratt Road, Sarratt (January 2, 2014)

The Restaurant Group Plc, The Cricketers, The Green, Sarratt (January 17, 2013)

The Village Cafe, 32 High Street, Abbots Langley (May 21, 2013)

Thomas Pocklington Trust, Pocklington House Eastbury Avenue Northwood (November, 7 2012)

Unicorn Public House, 38 Gallows Hill, Abbots Langley (June 11, 2013)

Waitrose, Homestead Road Rickmansworth (June 7, 2012)

Watersmeet, T/A Daybreak Nurseries Ltd Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth (September 3, 2013)

Wilson Vale Catering, Kings House Business Centre Home Park Industrial Estate, Kings Langley (October 29, 2012)

Wimpy Restaurants Ltd, 7 Money Hill Parade, Mill End, Rickmansworth (March 4, 2014)

Woks Cookin, 157a Uxbridge Road Rickmansworth (July 2, 2013)

Yummy Mummy Cupcakes, Private address: registered with Three Rivers local authority (June, 29 2011)