The future of a popular Andover restaurant is in doubt after its parent company entered administration this month. 

Zintino, based at the Guildhall in the High Street, is understood to have closed down. 

Its parent company Dining Street is the latest business to enter administration, with as many as 147 jobs at risk.  

Zintino has been contacted for comment.

When the Advertiser visited the restaurant on Monday, the unit was closed. 

Guildhall Zintino was originally named Villagio. It was rebranded after undergoing a five-day refurbishment project in 2018.

Restaurant brands like Richoux, Friendly Phil’s, Villagio and the Broadwick are also owned by Dining Street. All of its restaurants have been closed for dine-in services since 20 December, though a handful continued to provide takeaway and delivery services.

Coronavirus pandemic had adversely affected a number of restaurant chains in England. Still facing uncertainty over full reopening, many restaurants are currently going through a difficult period due to operating costs.

KPMG is exploring the sale of Dining Street.

Will Wright, partner at KPMG and joint administrator, said: "The current plight of the UK's hospitality sector cannot be underestimated. Despite the breadth of support packages available, the reality is that the latest lockdown measures have proven to be a hammer blow for many businesses which, like the Dining Street group of companies, continue to accrue creditor liabilities while seeing little to no revenues coming in.

"The group had a number of popular brands and outlets, and so we are currently exploring options for a sale of the business and its assets. We would like to invite any interested parties to contact us as soon as possible.

"We are also working with the group's employees as a matter of priority, to provide them with all the assistance they need in claiming monies owed from the Redundancy Payments Office."