An eatery exodus at a Norwich city centre shopping mall has continued after another business announced its closure.

Currybox in Castle Social, at Castle Quarter, has closed after its concession was reclaimed by its landlords at the start of the month, forcing the business to forfeit its lease.

It comes after vegan fast food outlet Hank's Dirty announced it was moving to where Cocina once was, next to the Farmers Avenue entrance in the same mall, and pizza provider Mamma Mia put its premises on the market.

Norwich Evening News: Currybox in Norwich's Castle Quarter has now closedCurrybox in Norwich's Castle Quarter has now closed (Image: Newsquest)

Following the forfeiture the takeaway's remaining four-year lease has been put on the market at £50,000.

The listing describes the business as "a popular choice with customers" offering a "stunning range of authentic, imaginative and delicious food".

The closure comes just six months after Currybox opened its shutters for the first time.

Norwich Evening News: Mamma Mia is also leaving Castle SocialMamma Mia is also leaving Castle Social (Image: Newsquest)

The closures will leave the dining area with just two food businesses open in Streetfood Box and the recently opened Togo's Street Eats taco outlet, while its Pinker and Green bar is also still trading.

Gemma Hyde, marketing and administration manager at Castle Quarter, said: “We can confirm Currybox are no longer part of Castle Social and their landlords, Market Asset Management, have taken the unit back. 

“Togo's Street Eats, a Mexican streetfood vendor, has just opened, alongside Streetfood Box and Mamma Mia.

Norwich Evening News: The letter on the concession which previously housed CurryboxThe letter on the concession which previously housed Currybox (Image: Newsquest)

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“Due to its success, Hank’s Dirty decided to expand into a larger restaurant unit within Castle Quarter but will be remaining within Castle Social for the foreseeable future.

“We believe that Market Asset Management, the operators of Castle Social, are in negotiations with a range of other vendors to complement the current food and drink offering they have.”

The departure follows Hank's Dirty boss Geoffrey Bligh saying his business had made the decision to leave the food court in order to continue its expansion, serving alcohol and offering "a proper sit down".

Norwich Evening News: Hank's Dirty is moving to The Terrace in Castle QuarterHank's Dirty is moving to The Terrace in Castle Quarter (Image: Denise Bradley)

Mr Bligh said: "We have had an incredible response from Norwich, so much so that we need to expand.

"We've had no issues with Castle Social, it's been a really welcoming environment, but the time is right to move on."