A company controlled by the Med Kitchen restaurant group has been placed with administrators at Kroll. Six sites, four of which trade as Med Kitchen, have been put up for sale through property agent Fleurets following the collapse of Winepage Ltd. The company in question, which was placed in administration by principal backer Halifax Bank of Scotland, was formed in 2000 to buy the Cafe Flo business. Some sites were subsequently converted to Med Kitchen, while two trade respectively as Cafe Med and Pacific Bar & Grill. It is thought the vehicle had always struggled with the burden of its debt situation since the Cafe Flo deal. A separately-funded company formed in 2004 by Med Kitchen founder Rupert Hill to grow the concept, which comprises four sites, is unaffected. It is thought that Hill is keen to acquire the businesses being marketed by Fleurets and had been in talks with HBoS for some time, before the bank decided to test the market. The sites affected are: Cafe Med, St John's Wood; Pacific Bar & Grill, Chiswick; and Med Kitchen sites in Clerkenwell, Covent Garden, Islington and Notting Hill. Richard Negus, director at Fleurets, told M&C Report: "This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire some high turnover sites in some of London's prime restaurant locations."