Taste of the Caribbean could be coming to Norwich Lanes with Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay restaurant

Turtle Bay restaurant - Credit: Archant

Caribbean cuisine could be on its way to the Norwich Lanes as Turtle Bay has applied for a licence at the site of The Fabric Warehouse on Swan Lane.

A licence application has been put in for new Caribbean restaurant at site of the former Fabric Ware

A licence application has been put in for new Caribbean restaurant at site of the former Fabric Warehouse building in Swan Lane, Norwich.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

The chain promises to deliver 'jerk, rum and reggae' in a social Caribbean style, including cutters inspired by the beach shacks and street hawkers of the islands.

Alongside the staple rice 'n' peas, the menu includes goat burgers and eskovitch fish from the restaurant's 'jerk pit'.

Dreamt up by one of the founders of Las Iguanas, the restaurant chain first opened in Milton Keynes in 2010.

Over the last five years it has grown to boast 15 restaurants across the country, from Cardiff to Leeds.

In 2013, the company was given a £6m injection of funds to meet its ambition to open an additional 20 restaurants nationwide.

One of the most recent launches on St Mary's Street in Cardiff was approved despite some opposition, as it was considered not to have a detrimental impact on the area.

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And Norwich is set to be next on the list, with consultations on the licence application now open until the end of the month.

The restaurant has applied for opening hours between 10am and 12.30am from Sunday to Wednesday and 10am to 1.30am from Thursday to Saturday.

Last orders would be midnight between Sunday and Wednesday, and 1am Between Thursday and Saturday.

They have set their sights on a Grade II listed building with three storeys straddling the corner of Bedford Street and Swan Lane.

Full details of the application can be found by contacting Norwich City Council Licencing Team at City Hall during normal opening hours.

Alternatively, visit http://www.norwich.gov.uk/Environment/EnvironmentalHealth/Licensing.

Representations for or against the application must be made no later than March 1.

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