The Chicken Spot restaurant in Battersea has been shut down by food safety inspectors because of a serious rodent infestation.
The council’s consumer protection spokesman said: “What the inspectors were confronted with at this takeaway was simply unacceptable.
“Its kitchen, food storage areas and food preparation areas were filthy and festooned in mouse droppings. It is difficult to think of anywhere that would have been more unsuitable to be preparing and cooking food.
“Anyone who owns or runs a food business in Wandsworth should be under no illusions about the sanctions they will face if they do not observe the very highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene.
“In this case, the owner’s sloppy and unacceptable practices have cost it a good deal of lost revenue and also caused significant damage to its reputation. Other food businesses should take careful note of these consequences.”