The operator of a seafront restaurant was fined a total of £7,200 by Brighton magistrates today (May 1) after food safety inspectors found mouse droppings in the kitchen on two separate visits to the venue. XTO Ltd the food business operator of Azure at 9-11 Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive, Brighton admitted ten offences under food hygiene regulations. The court was told that food safety officers from Brighton & Hove City Council visited the Azure restaurant on August 26 last year, following a complaint. Azure restaurant was closed during the winter. Food safety officers inspected the restaurant last week and were satisfied there was no mice activity.