Moving people were at Jamie's Italian in Nottingham today (Tuesday, May 28) and vacated the restaurant a week after the collapse of Jamie Oliver's empire.

The star chef's chain went into administration, resulting in the closure of 25 restaurants across the UK and the loss of more than 1,000 jobs.

Tables and other furnishings were loaded into Fit-Out vans this morning outside Nottingham's Low Pavement facility.

The focus of KPMG's administrators is now on restoring what they can do for corporate creditors.

Jamie Oliver Holdings has made arrangements to ensure that the salaries of all restaurant staff are paid by the date of appointment of the administrators.

Jamie is Italian in Low Pavement
Jamie is Italian in Low Pavement

Nottingham Restaurant is one of 20 locations for sale by Christie & Co Commercial Real Estate Agents. The lease is available as part of a package or as a standalone restaurant with a £ 50,000 reward.

Barrie Williams, Managing Director of Hospitality at Christie & Co, said, "We're looking for deals by Thursday afternoon, so it's a very accelerated process, we've been flooded with various interests in different locations, and we'll spend a day or two with KPMG Check if it pays to lease. "

Mr Williams could not comment on the interest in Nottingham Restaurant.

Following the closure of Carluccio's and Prezzo's last year, the restaurant is the third victim of the casual dining industry on this route.

It's been eight years since the Nottingham restaurant opened, serving pasta, pizza and burgers with Italian flavors. Jamie Oliver has been a frequent guest, most recently in November 2017, when he gave an exclusive lecture to 50 fans who were invited to try some of the dishes on the Christmas card.

Jamie Oliver pictured in his restaurant in Low Pavement
Jamie Oliver pictured in his restaurant in Low Pavement

Last week, Mr Oliver tweeted, "I've been devastated by our beloved British restaurants going into administration, I am deeply saddened by this result and I want to thank all those who have put their heart and soul into this business years. "

Will Wright, Partner at KPMG and joint administrator, said: "The current trading environment for casual dining companies is more challenging than ever, and the directors of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group have worked tirelessly to make the business more costly After a sales process that was designed to bring new investment into the business failed, the team made the incredibly difficult decision to appoint administrators.

He continued, "Unfortunately, since there are not enough funds available to swap business with the administration, all restaurants except Gatwick Airport have closed. Our priority over the coming hours and days is to work with the redundant staff and provide them with the support and support they need. "