Two F&B operators arrive at Castle Quarter’s street food space

23rd May 2024 | Jack Oliver

Norwich’s Castle Quarter is set to welcome two new food and beverage concepts to Castle Social, its ‘market hall’ style street food space.

Roast dinner wraps company Giant Yorkie Roast Co and Tex-Mex concept Gringos Nachos Factory are the latest operators to join Castle Social, with both businesses opening their first permanent kitchens.

Castle Quarter has continued its reposition towards welcoming social, leisure, and lifestyle operators whilst retaining its core retail tenants. This has seen competitive socialising brands such as Boom Battle Bar and Escape Hunt arrive at the centre.

The scheme saw visitor numbers increase by 9% in 2023 compared to the previous year, seven times higher than the increase in Norwich as a whole (+1.2%) and over twice the rates of the East of England region (+3.5%) and the UK (+3.1%). Footfall, dwell time, and car park usage increased in every month in 2023 year-on-year, and at least 75% of occupiers saw higher trading figures compared to 2022.

Will Ashdown, asset manager at RivingtonHark, said: “Castle Social provides a unique space in Norwich, both for visitors to enjoy and street food operators to try out new concepts, something that is strengthened by the arrival of Giant Yorkie Roast Co and Gringos Nacho Factory. Our focus at Castle Quarter is on giving visitors a range of options to shop, eat, socialise and enjoy themselves, a strategy that is bringing greater numbers of people to the destination and demonstrating a new role for city centre schemes.”

Roche and Jamieson Mills are the retained agents on Castle Quarter.


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