HE has been called the curry king of Halifax – and now Saghir Hussain has proved himself worthy of the title.
His restaurant, Ziggy's Spice House, has been given a five- star hygiene rating by Calderdale Council's food police.
Mr Hussein said: "I'm delighted. There's not many restaurants get full marks, so we're all over the moon.
"Food is all about opinion because different people like different things.
"But when it comes to cleanliness, that's a matter of fact – and the fact is we work extremely hard to maintain our high standards."
The curry house, in Carlton Street, Halifax, isn't the only place to receive top marks in the latest round of Scores On The Doors checks by health officials.
Grandma Nobles, in Oldham Road, Sowerby Bridge, and Squeeze Cafe, Albert Street, Hebden Bridge, were given the full five stars.
Thornton's chocolate kitchen at the Woolshops, Halifax, also took home full honours.
But it was not such good news for a string of other eateries.
Golden Bamboo, in Church Street, Rastrick, Seraj, Bull Close Lane, Halifax, and Shanghai House, in Crown Street, also Halifax, were all given zero stars and told they have to improve.
The Weavers – the Shay stadium's hospitality facility soon to be shut for good – was also given no stars.
Apple Tree Day Nursery, Halifax; British Muslim Association, Halifax;
Cygnet Lodge, Brighouse; Elland Hospital; Grandma Noble's, Sowerby Bridge; Heathfield School, Rishworth; Highbury School, Rastrick; Squeeze Cafe, Hebden Bridge; St Patrick's J&I School, Elland; Thornton's, Halifax; Totspot Day Nursery, Halifax; Ziggy's Spice House.
Aramark, Halifax; Crossley Heath School, Halifax; Field Lane Children's Centre, Brighouse; JJB Fitness Club, Halifax; Moh's, Elland; Out of School Club, West Vale Primary, Elland;
Queenie's Cafe, Watson's Cash & Carry, Holmfield; Ravenscliffe High School, Halifax; Shibden Hall Tearoom; Stretton's Sandwich Bar, King Cross; Taylors, Halifax; The Bentburger, Todmorden; The Millbank, Triangle; Todmorden J&I School; Town Hall canteen, Halifax;
World Peace Cafe, Halifax; P & S Ward, Todmorden.
The Warehouse, Sowerby Bridge; Black Bull Hotel, Brighouse; Black Swan Hotel, Todmorden; Bread Basket, Brighouse; Bridge Fisheries, Brighouse; Cafe Passion, Halifax;
Casa Pizza II, Halifax; Cliffe Hill Community Primary School, Lightcliffe; Dusty Miller, Brighouse
Fatima Takeaway, Halifax; Hare & Hounds Inn, Hipperholme; Hipperholme Grammar School; Little Tinkers Nursery, Brighouse; Mister Dees, Halifax; Mooch, Hebden Bridge; Nettie's Village Bakery, Elland; Orange Tree Inn, Halifax; Pajarees Thai Restaurant, Halifax; Parfitt's Bakery, Brighouse; Prince of Orange Inn, Shelf; Rishworth School, Sowerby Bridge; Riverside Junior School, Hebden Bridge; Skircoat Green Fish Bar, Halifax; Star Inn, Brighouse; T Pickles Farms Ltd, Borough Market, Halifax; Willow Valley Golf Club, Clifton; Windmill Tavern, Northowram; Yew Tree Inn, Northowram.
Bankfield Manor Care Home, Halifax; Barkisland Post Office; Breakfast Bar, Halifax; Juniper's Deli, Todmorden; Lane Ends Farm Guest House, Wheatley; Macmillan's, Wheatley; Ovenden Cross Hotel, Halifax; Provident Insurance, Mixenden; Siddal Place Hotel, Siddal; St Anne's Community Services, Cloughside House Nursing Home, Walsden; The Running Man, Halifax; The Shant, Homfield; Town Hall Deli, Sowerby Bridge
Amaans, Halifax; Bar Eleven, Halifax;
Enterprise House, King Cross; Hot 'n' Spicy, Halifax; Indy Joe's, Halifax
Kamran Balti House, Halifax; La Tavas Restaurant, Halifax; Martin's Nest Inn, Brighouse; Old White Beare, Norwood Green; Pizza Chef, Shelf; Pizza Place, Elland; Prego Restaurant, Huddersfield Road, Brighouse; Saif Foodstore, Pellon Lane, Halifax; The Hobbit, Hob Lane, Ripponden; The Kais, Victoria Road, Elland; The Nose Bag, Northgate, Halifax; Top Shop Fisheries, Clough Lane, Mixenden.
Golden Bamboo, Church Street, Rastrick; Seraj, Bull Close Lane, Halifax; Shanghi House, Crown Street, Halifax; The Weavers, Shay Syke, Halifax.
Eagle Care Home, Victoria Road, Elland: four stars; Lee Mount Balti House, Wheatley Lane: four stars.