A restaurant in Witney is to be transformed and rebranded.

Café Rouge in Marriotts Walk shopping centre will be replaced by Bella Italia, serving a menu inspired by classic Italian recipes.

Both brands are owned by the Big Table group, which operates a group of restaurants also including Las Iguanas and Banana Tree.

The existing Café Rouge, which served French-inspired cuisine in a Parisienne bistro-style setting, will close for refurbishment next month.

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All staff jobs are secure.

A spokesperson for Bella Italia said: “We’re very excited to be bringing Bella Italia to Witney, and we’re confident that the new restaurant, which will undergo a full refurbishment, will be a hit with locals.

"We intend to close and convert the current restaurant in February, with all of the original team staying with us.”

Marriotts Walk was bought by West Oxfordshire District Council for £9million in January 2023 as part of plans to help boost town centres across the district.