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Restaurant and bar chain applies for licence to open in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 13:17 02 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:01 03 June 2018

The former NatWest on London Street, Norwich, which could become a Cosy Club restaurant. Picture: David Hannant

The former NatWest on London Street, Norwich, which could become a Cosy Club restaurant. Picture: David Hannant

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A national restaurant and bar chain has applied to the council for a premises licence to open in Norwich.

Cosy Club, which has 25 locations nationwide, has targeted the former NatWest building on London Street for its latest branch and has submitted a licensing application to Norwich City Council.

It comes after the company submitted a planning application looking for permission to turn the building into a restaurant. The decision is still pending.

The licensing application, which was received by the council on May 29, states: “The operation will be food-led Continental style casual dining restaurant/cafe/bar. Opening will be all-day everyday with food available throughout the day and evening. There will be a focus towards being family friendly.

“Any music played will be limited to background only. No licensable entertainment is being applied for.”

Members of the public have until June 26 to comment on the application.

Cosy Club serves a variety of different dishes, including tapas, brunch and gluten-free meals, with 1930s-themed interiors.

As well as having a branch in Ipswich, it also has locations in Bristol, Liverpool and York – among others.

The chain is run by a Bristol-based company called The Loungers Ltd, which is also responsible for a chain of restaurants called The Lounges.

The company website reads: “At Cosy Club, we serve up a sense of being somewhere special with a hint of nostalgia. Think mansion splendour meets village hall eccentricity.”

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