Jamie Oliver is set to close two of his London restaurants due to a “tough market”

Branches of Jamie’s Italian in the City and south-west London are set to close in the next few months due to a “tough market” in the aftermath of Brexit.

The TV chef is closing restaurants in Ludgate Hill (near St Paul’s) and Richmond.

Four other branches around the country, including Exeter and Tunbridge Wells, will also shut their doors before the end of the first quarter.

“As every restaurant owner knows, this is a tough market and post-Brexit, the pressures and unknowns have made it even harder,” said Simon Blagden, a boss at the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group.

“Because we refuse to compromise on the quality and provenance of our ingredients and our commitment to training and developing our staff, we need restaurants that can serve an average of 3000 covers every week to be sustainable,” Blagden added.

It is believed 120 staff are at risk of losing their jobs, but Oliver intends to find them employment elsewhere in the chain.

(Photo: BBC)

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