Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
London; Inner London;
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 March 2020
Employment effect (start)
17 April 2020
Foreseen end date


Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, the UK-based restaurant business, owned and led by the celebrity television chef, has temporarily closed all its 15 restaurants in London because of the COVID-19 outbreak and terminated the employment contracts of approximately 500 employees. The affected employees have been given four weeks’ notice at full pay, during which period they do not have to work.

Responding to criticism from employees and the media about the job cuts, a spokesperson for the company has said that the company is trying to retain as many employees as possible and added that the company welcomed the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme introduced by the UK Government.

Gordon Ramsay Restaurants has more than 35 restaurants globally, in Europe, the US and the Middle East.



Eurofound (2020), Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 100140, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100140.