The Urban Turban Indian eatery at the Westfield Carousel shopping mall in Cannington has been fined $54,000 and ordered to pay $14,000 court costs after being convicted of a raft of hygiene offences including failing to eradicate, and prevent harbourage of, cockroaches.
The hefty penalty comes just months after customers posted a series of unflattering comments and disgusting photos of the restaurant to Trip Advisor.
‘We had a very bad experience, we found a fly in our food we had take away from Urban Turban Carousel,’ one person said.
The customer’s complaint and attempt to claim a refund went unanswered.
The conviction notice stated that food was not protected from contamination, there were filthy fittings and poorly maintained hand washing facilities.
The notice also noted the restaurant failed to ‘eradicate and prevent harbourage of cockroaches.’
Urban Turban is one of 33 food businesses on the WA Department of Health’s offenders list.