A restaurant chain has denied reports a pan-Asian venue in Hampstead was at risk of closure.

The Daily Mail reported last week that dim t in Heath Street was among a number of restaurants owned by Tasty PLC that could close.

But the restaurant group, which also owns the Wildwood brand, has today (April 17) denied these reports.

It said that there were no plans to shut its Hampstead site, which was the first dim t to open.

Tasty currently operates 43 Wildwoods and six dim t pan-Asian restaurants, as well as two non-trading sites and three sub-let venues.

Initial reports suggested some of these existing venues could close, but the group has now said that no further restaurants will shut as part of its “restructuring plan”.

It added that it had already made the “difficult decision” to shut 13 Wildwood restaurants and the Loughton dim t.

A spokesperson for the group said: “Our primary focus will be on optimising the performance of our remaining Wildwood and dim t restaurants and thereby securing the long-term viability and profitability of the company. 

“We really want to express our gratitude to all our fantastic staff who continue to show unwavering dedication and commitment during these difficult times.

“We, in turn, are working diligently to explore all avenues to retain as many of our teams from the closed sites as we possibly can within the company.  

“We thank all our guests for their ongoing support which we never take for granted, and we hope to see you soon in one of our restaurants.”