TV chef Jamie Oliver has reacted with fury after one of his restaurants was targeted by rioters in Birmingham overnight.

Oliver’s restaurant Jamie’s Italian had its windows smashed as rioters charged through Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre.

"Sadly my restaurant in Birmingham got smashed up, windows all gone, whole area closed, can't open, staff and customers all safe!! thankfully," The celeb chef tweeted.

However, the 270 seat restaurant reportedly opened for business today, The Daily Mail reports.

But Oliver seemed relieved that another of his outlets remained unscathed.

"My cookery school was in the thick of Clapham riot but seems they're not interested in reading or cooking as Waterstones & Resipease go left,” he tweeted.

Earlier the 36 year old had tweeted: 'So sad to see what's happening in UK with these riots! All gone mad. time to get our country back. Now we need to come down hard on these idiots.'

Oliver’s was not the only restaurant to be targeted by yobs in the recent riots.

The Ledbury in Notting Hill, a Michelin starred haunt favoured by celebs, was mobbed by around 100 masked youths who rampaged through the restaurant and stole jewellery and wallets from terrified diners on Monday night.

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