A popular city centre venue has been given the green light for a major expansion.

Gonzo's Tea Room in London Street will create a new space to serve food from its sister business Voodoo Daddy's and a live music venue in the ground floor and basement of its current premises.

Documents submitted to Norwich City Council by business owner Brad Baxter said: "This is a thriving bar and restaurant situated with ground floor entrance.

"The purpose of this new licence will be to create a space for the brand's pizza business and for a range of music performances, those which have been operating at the 'sister' premises, Voodoo Daddy's."

Norwich Evening News: Brad Baxter at the rooftop bar of Gonzo'sBrad Baxter at the rooftop bar of Gonzo's (Image: Denise Bradley)

Those plans have now been approved by the city council.

It comes weeks after Voodoo Daddy's opened a new bar in the former Betfred site next to the bar.

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The pizza and music venture closed its Timberhill venue on December 23 as it prepared to move to London Street.

Norwich Evening News: Gonzo's Tea Room in London StreetGonzo's Tea Room in London Street (Image: Newsquest)

Gonzo's, which also features a rooftop terrace, lounge, nightclub and the Brix and Bones restaurant, has become a popular destination for city folk - with its club Gonzo's Two Room being recognised as a 'dance destination' in top music magazine DJ Mag last year.

Gonzo's was contacted for comment.