Quentin Restaurants is looking to continue to consolidate its portfolio and focus on more profitable sites following losses of £13.1m in 2018.

The Soho House-backed operator of Dirty Burger, Chicken Shop and Pizza East is in talks with landlords regarding more lease exits, sub-lets and conversions.

This follows the closure of two Chicken Shop sites and one Dirty Burger site in 2017, leading to a decline in turnover of 12% in 2018 to £23.4m.

The group made a loss of £800,000 in 2018, due to rising labour and property costs, along with investment to support future growth.

Due to challenging trading in casual dining, the group recognised a non-cash impairment charge of £6.2m of the value of its restaurant assets, and non-cash lease charges of £3.7m.

This led to total losses of £13.1m in 2018, which are attributable to the owners of the parent company.