United Kingdom
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

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 May 2019
Employment effect (start)
21 May 2019
Foreseen end date


Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant group has entered administration with the immediate loss of around 1,000 jobs. The group which traded under the brand names Jamie's Italian, Fifteen and Barbecoa has appointed KPMG as administrators. Only three of the 25 Jamie's Italian restaurants continue to trade. The restaurant group's international business has not been affected by the restructure. 

Jamie's Italian was subject to a CVA in 2018 which allowed the chain to continue trading, though it was clear that it faced serious difficulties, and attempts to sell the business to new owners proved unsuccessful.



Eurofound (2019), Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 97903, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97903.