The Oxford branch of a popular café chain is set to close as the company enters administration.

Le Pain Quotidien in the Westgate Centre is one of nine outlets which will shut across the UK, putting 250 jobs at risk.  

The bakery in Oxford first opened in September 2017, creating 30 vacancies. 

It was one of 25 restaurants that opened in the Westgate Centre when it was built. 

Brunchco UK, which trades as Le Pain Quotidien in the UK, has brought in administrators for the business.

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Only one of the company’s 10 outlets will stay open- the branch in St Pancras International station.

The majority of the closures are taking place in central London.

Here is the full list of the branches set to close:

  • Parsons Green
  • Monument
  • Royal Festival Hall, Southbank
  • South Kensington
  • Covent Garden
  • Mayfair
  • Hyde Park
  • Marylebone High Street
  • Oxford

Le Pain Quotidien, which means ‘the daily bread’ in French suffered in the early months of the pandemic.

Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown there were 26 branches in the UK.

The company has also cited difficulties in the hospitality business caused by the cost-of-living crisis for the closures.