Wildwood operator Tasty is making 284 staff redundant, around 32% of its workforce.

The move comes in light of the “anticipated drop in footfall” due to the ongoing restrictions.

The jobs losses are across the head office and restaurants, which also include Dim T dim sum restaurant.

Led by Jonny Plant, Tasty is exploring new debt or equity to strengthen its balance sheet, and is in talks with landlords and trade creditors.

A spokesperson said: “Clearly, this decision has been very difficult for everyone involved and throughout this process our priority has been to support those that have been affected.”