Korean Restaurant in Bristol Receives Zero Hygiene Rating, But Redeems Itself in a Matter of Days

Popular Korean restaurant, Bokman, opened in October 2019 and has had queues out the door ever since, but despite the hype, it received the lowest possible food hygiene rating following an inspection last month (January), meaning it was in need of immediate improvement.

But co-owner, Duncan Robertson didn’t seem too surprised, following up with admittance of the fact he let things slide having worked 6-day weeks at 17 to 18 hours a day.  Though he made it clear that this business and his mental mindset is no excuse and that it was a blessing in disguise, prompting him to make much needed improvements.

Massive Attack’s Daddy G and celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal are only some of the fans of this place; so, though the food is good, the handling and management of the site needed to change in order to keep filling up these eager tummies.

Following the site visit, Mr Robertson closed the restaurant for three days, giving him time to address all of the issues.  This included adding new fridges, a dishwasher and bringing in another chef who’s clued up on food hygiene to ensure that they’re keeping up to standards.

With the hope that the net inspection will bring them a five-star rating, Mr Robertson is keen to grow the business across the nation.