High profile chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is to bring his River Cottage restaurant concept to Plymouth, after securing a site at the Royal William Yard scheme in the city. The new River Cottage & Deli will be situated within the Brewhouse building, in a 4,725sq ft corner plot overlooking the Plymouth Sound and will include an outdoor bistro area. Fearnley-Whittingstall, which opened the original River Cottage Canteen in the Devon town of Axminster, said: “Royal William Yard is the perfect setting for River Cottage. Its location and scenery are the perfect backdrop for what we are about as a brand and we can’t wait to open our doors later this summer.” River Cottage will join Prezzo and Loungers’ Seco Lounge at the residential and mixed used scheme, which has been developed by Urban Splash. Loungers managing director Alex Reilley said: “Seco Lounge was the 14th restaurant to open under the Loungers brand, initially as a natural expansion of our portfolio into the South West. Its immediate impact showed that it was going to be a restaurant that would exceed expectations and we were delighted with its success. Earlier this year we took an additional unit within Mills Bakery to accommodate a growing customer base something that’s testament to how well the restaurant has been received by people at the Yard and in the wider community. We really are proud to be part of the food offering here.” Martin Bloom, of restaurant and retail consultants Insight Retail, who introduced River Cottage to the development, said: “The retail and leisure space at Royal William Yard is so unique and well located that it is attracting some fantastic eateries and restaurant concepts. River Cottage will really complement and add a new level of dining experience at the scheme. We are now looking forward to continuing to develop on the existing restaurant line-up as well as develop upon other initiatives for the Yard so as to develop it as one of the new eating out and family leisure quarters in Plymouth.”