The business, Passepartout’s Ltd, which, according to companies house went into administration in July this year, was fined £14,000 and ordered to pay £7,000 costs.
Liverpool Magistrates Court heard that, Passepartout Ltd, had failed to satisfactorily address issues found at inspections at its Liverpool site as early as January 2015 when signed for Thurman infestation were found by inspection officers on equipment washing areas and shelving.
Johnathan Ball, prosecuting on behalf of Liverpool City Council, said the environmental health officers “photographed oven gloves covered with grease and food debris”.
He added: “A significant amount of mouse droppings were found littered throughout the first floor kitchen. Droppings were found alongside containers of sauce and dried food, on plastic container lids, next to ice cream scoops and near metal racking used to cool cooked foods.”
The restaurant which was represented in court closed in June, making 30 people jobless.