New Mexican Street Food restaurant to open in Norwich

Jive Kitchen & Bar, Exchange Street Norwich. Photo: Rowan Baker

Jive Kitchen & Bar, Exchange Street Norwich. Photo: Rowan Baker - Credit: Archant

Inspired by a trip to Mexico, Jive Kitchen & Bar on Exchange Street in Norwich, will be serving up a selection of tacos, burritos and churros when it opens its doors on Thursday, October 6.

Refurbishment work underway at 2A Exchange Street to prepare for Jive Kitchen & Bar Opening. Photo:

Refurbishment work underway at 2A Exchange Street to prepare for Jive Kitchen & Bar Opening. Photo: Rowan Baker - Credit: Archant

A new Mexican restaurant is set to open in Norwich city centre next week, in the former home of Le Bistro, on Exchange Street.

Inspired by a Norwich couple's recent trip to Mexico, Jive Kitchen & Bar will be offering a range of Mexican street food dishes including pork belly carnitas tacos, chipotle hot wings and beef barbecoa burritos as well as churros with butterscotch sauce.

After gaining firsthand insight into Mexican cuisine and spending several weeks sitting in a camper van creating menus, owners Rowan Baker and Lizzie Cater finally decided they were ready to bring a taste of their travels to Norwich.

Mr Baker, who will be taking on the role of head chef at the restaurant, said: 'I've always known this was something I wanted to do, but it wasn't until I actually visited Mexico that it became real for me. When Lizzie and I got home from our trip, we went back to work but decided to try and see whether we could actually make the restaurant happen so started holding pop ups at various events in the city. The food went down really well and we managed to secure a great space for Jive... The rest, as they say, is history.'

Image of the former Le Bistro restaurant in Exchange Street, where Jive Kitchen & Bar will now be lo

Image of the former Le Bistro restaurant in Exchange Street, where Jive Kitchen & Bar will now be located. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014


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He added: 'Once you come and eat here, you'll realise there's nothing quite like it in Norwich, or even the whole of Norfolk.'

• Jive Kitchen & Bar opens at 2A Exchange Street on Thursday, October 6 and will then be open weekly between Tuesday and Saturday for lunch and dinner. For more information visit jivekitchen.co.uk

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