Vegan restaurant Hank’s Dirty opens permanently in Norwich

28th November 2023 | Jack Oliver

Vegan restaurant Hank’s Dirty has opened at Castle Quarter in Norwich on a permanent basis.

The operator has taken a six-year lease for a 2,007 sq ft unit in the Timberhill Terrace area of the Norwich scheme.

Hank’s Dirty was one of the original operators at the Norwich scheme’s Castle Social market hall concept when it opened in autumn 2022. The company behind the operator will retain use of the original unit to open the first outlet for its Top Dawgs & Desserts concept.

The signing follows a period of record performance for Castle Quarter following its repositioning towards an increased leisure and entertainment offer. Notable additions to the scheme’s leisure offering include Boom Battle Bar, Putt Putt Noodle, Escape Hunt, and Vector VR. In addition, the eight-screen Vue Cinema has committed to a major refurbishment for 2024.

Will Ashdown, asset manager at RivingtonHark, said: “The decision by Hank’s Dirty to open a standalone restaurant at Castle Quarter is hugely exciting, and reflects the success it has seen in its year within Castle Social. When we launched Castle Social, we envisioned it being a destination in its own right, incubating new concepts and giving opportunities to exciting pop-ups. The progression of Hank’s Dirty to permanent presence is the perfect illustration of this process, and demonstrates the success of Castle Quarter following its pivot towards social, leisure and lifestyle.”


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