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Caribbean takeaway stall Coral Bay on Great Yarmouth Market proves a hit with customers

PUBLISHED: 13:21 17 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:06 18 May 2017

Conroy Robinson has opened a Carribean takeaway on Great Yarmouth Market. Photo: George Ryan

Conroy Robinson has opened a Carribean takeaway on Great Yarmouth Market. Photo: George Ryan

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A market that is famed for its chips has a exotic new culinary addition.

Conroy Robinson has opened a Carribean takeaway on Great Yarmouth Market. Photo: George Ryan Conroy Robinson has opened a Carribean takeaway on Great Yarmouth Market. Photo: George Ryan

Jamaican-born Conroy Robinson left his nine to five job in a warehouse to open up Caribbean takeaway restaurant on Great Yarmouth Market.

The 39-year-old said people had been waiting for something like this to come to the town.

He added: “People don’t come for the chips. They have it because it is the one of the only things to have. Given a choice, people will try something new.”
Mr Robinson described how an 81-year-old customer who came in and told him he never tried Caribbean food before. After trying curried goat he came back three quarters of an hour later and said it was the best curry he had ever had.

He freshly prepares 12 dishes each morning from 7am, including jerk chicken, fried chicken, barbecued pulled pork and Jamaica’s national dish ackee and saltfish with fried dumplings and a surprise hit with customers at the Coral Bay stall is curried goat.

The father-of-two said he always cooked for family and friends, adding: “We would be in the garden having a barbecue and people would say ‘you should open a little takeaway’, and I’d tell them not to be so kind.”

But then he decided to take the plunge and left his job to start a brand new business.

Mr Robinson said he got support starting his business from Enterprise GY, a council-run body which helps entrepreneurs get off the ground.

“You just have to do it and hope people like it. People go away with their food and then come back

The youngest of six children, Mr Robinson was taught to cook from a young age by his mother Deloris.

“I’m sharing an experience that is part of my history and part of my life.”

He came to England in 2001 and lived in London and then Leicester where he met his future wife Sarah, who he said is a big help with the business.

They moved to Gorleston two and a half years ago and he said he liked it here because it reminded him of home, waking up to the sound of seagulls and being able to walk on the beach.

“It’s been amazing meeting all these different people and the best bit is to see them with a happy face after trying the food.”
The stall is open Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm.

You can like them on Facebook at facebook.com/CoralBayCarib

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