A POPULAR restaurant in Poole is to close its doors for good.

TGI Fridays in Tower Park is to close for good following months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It comes after parent company Electra - which owns 99 per cent of the TGI Fridays business - announced that plans were in place for a "phased reopening" in July.

A spokesperson from TGI Fridays explained that the Poole restaurant would be closing due to the lease coming to a "natural end", but ensured that the Bournemouth restaurant would remain open.

The spokesperson from the restaurant said: "We wanted to let you know that unfortunately, we will not be reopening our Fridays restaurant in Poole due to the lease coming to a natural end.

"Your next closest restaurant is Bournemouth, where we will be continuing to serve that famous Fridays Feeling when we reopen.

"Don't forget, if you are a part of our Rewards app your Stripes can be used in any of our restaurants across the country.

"We hope you had as much fun as we did throughout the years and know that this isn’t a goodbye, but a see you soon."

The restaurant chain temporarily closed at 9pm on March 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown restrictions, which meant that restaurants were not allowed to open unless it was for takeaway meals only.

In its half-yearly report released in May, Electra announced that most of the venues made reopening with social distancing an option.