A SECOND restaurant could open up in Colchester’s Red Lion Yard.

Lion Walk shopping centre owner Sovereign Land has applied to Colchester Council to combine two empty units in the recently revamped Red Lion Yard into one.

They say an as yet unspecified restaurateur is interested in the site if it is large enough and it is allowed to stay open until midnight.

A “gourmet fast food” restaurant called East Coast Diner is also due to open in the next few weeks.