Crown Melbourne gives Dinner By Heston 14 days to leave

Crown in Melbourne has booted Heston Blumenthal’s once much lauded and now scandal plagued high-end restaurant from its complex.

Dinner By Heston was placed into voluntary ­administration a month ago after allegations of massive staff underpayment but claimed it would remain open.

But Crown Melbourne has given the restaurant just 14 days to vacate after its lease expired, describing the decision as “disappointing”.

Provisional liquidators Brian Silvia and David Coyne of BRI Ferrier are currently running the business after being appointed by the Federal Court in December.

Heston Blumenthal (left) in happier days at the launch of Dinner By Heston.

United Workers Union national president Jo-anne Schofield has called on Crown to look after those workers who are out of pocket, some to the tune of “tens of thousands of dollars”.

Crown said it is working to provide assistance to the employees of parent company Tipsy Cake looking for employment within Crown.

“The Provisional Liquidator of Tipsy Cake, however, will need to deal with employee matters at the first instance,” a Crown spokesperson said.