A food vendor on the top floor of Castle Quarter has announced it will be closing this weekend.

The StreetFood Box opened in the former Chopstix unit in 2022 and quickly became known for its signature smash burgers and loaded fries.

Its owners, Matthew and Amanda Dawkins, launched the business during lockdown and travelled Norfolk in a converted horsebox kitchen to cater at various pop-up events.

The pair then secured a kitchen residency at Epic Studios in Norwich before taking over the Castle Quarter unit.

Recently, the business has been broadening its horizons by taking up kitchen residencies at Acle Social Club and the Belle Vue in Gorleston, as well as launching the On The Go Cookie Doh shop on the Great Yarmouth Pavillion Pier.

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Mr Dawkins said in March that it was "time to start the next stage of our journey and really look into what is going to grow our business".

He confirmed this morning that Sunday would be StreetFood Box's last day operating at Castle Quarter. 

A spokeswoman for Castle Quarter and Castle Social's management company, Covalt, said: “We are of course sad to see the departure of StreetFood Box from Castle Social and wish them all the best for the future. 

“In recent months Covalt has brought lots of new ideas and a clear vision for the future of the street food and entertainment venue.

"Following a recent refurbishment of two units, we are pleased to reveal that two new local food operators will be launching at Castle Social in the next few weeks.

"Positive talks are also underway with another new operator, who is interested in taking over the StreetFood Box unit.  Further details to be revealed over the coming weeks.

“In addition, lots of investment has gone into marketing initiatives and developing a new events programme, as plans unfold to revitalise Castle Social and create a space where people can enjoy delicious food, be entertained and spend time together, day or night.”