Jamie Oliver shuts three Union Jacks restaurants

Television chef Jamie Oliver is closing three of his four Union Jacks restaurants.

Branches in Chiswick and Holborn, in London, plus another in Winchester, Hampshire, are closing, while the restaurant in Covent Garden will remain open.

The restaurant blamed the tough economic climate for the closures on their Twitter feed.

Jamie Oliver is closing three of his four Union Jacks restaurants. Credit: PA Wire

"It's no secret that the industry has been affected by the tough climate& a proposal has been made to close UJ Chiswick, Holborn&Winchester," the tweet read.

"We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone,we have loved meeting you all. Please do pop along to our Covent Garden Piazza restaurant."

Launched in 2011, the chain was billed as being "all about bringing back nostalgic British classics using the best artisanal ingredients" and charged £15 for Fish and Chips.