Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen and Deli in Plymouth has closed suddenly, according to the Plymouth Herald.
After six years in business, “lorries were seen hauling away furniture and parts of the kitchen” from the restaurant at the Royal William Yard and the unit was “left deserted”, reports the paper.
A spokesperson for River Cottage told The Herald the site had “struggled” and the decision has been made to close the restaurant to focus on consolidation and growth in other areas, including a collaboration with Levy caterers. The company is hoping to relocate staff to other sites.
There are three other River Cottage canteens in the UK, in Axminster, Winchester and Bristol.
The Caterer was unable to reach any representatives of River Cottage at the time of going to press.
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