Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s has gone into administration, blaming challenging trading conditions made worse by the coronavirus outbreak.
The Restaurant Group is appointing administrators for its Tex-Mex restaurant chain Chiquito and 61 of its 80 branches will not reopen.
Some cafés and restaurants have converted into takeaways while others have opted to temporarily shut up shop.
A number of big-name fast food and take-out chain eateries are closing temporarily in response to the coronavirus.
The government has passed the legislation it announced at the end of last week, which mandates that all businesses selling food or drink to consume on the premises must close to protect the public from coronavirus.