A cafe in Great Yarmouth has been given permission to serve alcohol and stay open late into the night despite fears it would lead to more noise in the area.

Brazilian Lounge, situated in Estcourt Road in Great Yarmouth, applied for an alcohol licence nine months after it initially opened.

The application was met with one objection from a local who lives nearby, who feared the late-night opening could lead to noise and loud music disturbing people in the mainly residential area.

Eastern Daily Press: The café serves Brazilian dishes and drinksThe café serves Brazilian dishes and drinks (Image: Paulo Loureiro)

But Paulo Loureiro, who runs the business with his wife, assured Great Yarmouth Borough councillors he had no intention of playing loud music.

Eastern Daily Press: The café serves a range of pastries and snacksThe café serves a range of pastries and snacks (Image: Paulo Loureiro)

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He said the alcoholic drinks would predominantly be served to accompany meals and that he would be careful to ensure customers would not cause any disturbance.

The licence was approved, allowing the cafe, which serves drinks and dishes from Brazil, to stay open until midnight but also to keep open later until 1am for special occasions, such as Halloween, Valentine's Day and Easter.