Mouse problem in Jamie Oliver's Edinburgh restaurant
Managers at one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants in Scotland have taken decisive steps to combat a mouse infestation that has taken hold on the premises.
The Edinburgh branch of the television chef’s Jamie’s Italian chain had pest controllers called in immediately when a mouse was spotted running across the floor. The pest controllers set a range of traps throughout the restaurant, in the city’s Assembly Rooms, and they quickly caught a number of rodents.
The restaurant only opened in July this year, as part of the refurbishment of the historic Assembly Rooms, but it was quickly clear that the building was not clear of the critters.
A source who spoke to the Scottish Daily Record said that the single mouse running over the floor was the first anyone saw of the rodents.
“Glue boards were soon being put down throughout the restaurant, including the staff room, toilets and back corridor, when it was closed to customers,” the source said. “There were dozens of traps put down.”
Peter Berry, the publicist for Mr Oliver, said that they took immediate action as soon as the problem became apparent, and it has now been comprehensively dealt with.
“Our pest contractors and builders acted immediately and three mice were caught in the building works near the restaurant,” Mr Berry said. “There have been no further sightings of live mice since that isolated incident. At no point was there any evidence of mice in the kitchen area.”