The owner of a much-loved fried chicken and burger brand has made the tough decision to close his Norwich venue.  

Bubba Kitchen & Bar opened in White Lion Street in October 2023 after the success of a pub residency at The Earlham.

The chef-owner Iain Carter has now announced that he will be closing his current site due to "health reasons", with the final day on April 27 2024. 

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A reduced menu is currently available of Southern-fried chicken plus vegetarian and vegan alternatives. 

While the venue is closing, the Bubba brand is not and he plans to open at a different location in the future. 

Norwich Evening News: Fried chicken from Bubba Kitchen & Bar in NorwichFried chicken from Bubba Kitchen & Bar in Norwich (Image: Bubba)

Mr Carter said: "Unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult decision to close our site at White Lion Street due to health reasons.

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"We are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported and helped us grow over the last year.

"We have every intention of returning with even more outrageous fried chicken for you all but health comes first.

"It is not goodbye, just a see you all later."