This is what makes Norwich Road great – the people who work here, the people who love it…


Nu Roots

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Real authentic, old school barber shop which is a debating room for the whole community and a great place to let your hair down.
— Legend, shop owner
I like to come here because I know I get a decent trim, the conversation is good as well as the barber. The atmosphere is always good, it’s respectful in here.
— Mario, customer

Revelation Hair and Beauty

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We are a one-stop shop for hair and beauty services, specialising in Afro hair and beauty. We also provide Afro hair and beauty products. Please contact us for further information and advice.
— Sally

South Street Studios - Make It Happen 

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South Street Studios is a music and media centre that aims to serve the diverse community of Norwich Road and beyond. It’s a recording studio, radio station, Smokehouse live venue, rehearsal and workshop space – space to have fun, learn and make good things happen.

Out Loud Music, Punch Studios, IO Radio, Ipswich Community Media, Future Female Society, WIKID Music, Kick Music School, Industry Education and Music, are all here at South Street Studios. We love our community and we want to work with you to make Norwich Road the place to be in Ipswich.
— Cad Taylor


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For the Portuguese community we represent home smells and flavours. We all know what missing home means. For my other customers, what I most enjoy is when someone asks for something delicious they tried on their last holidays.
— Sandra

Halal Connection 

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The first established Halal shop in East Anglia, boasting a wider range of meat and grocery. We are proud to stock ingredients and products from Africa, the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Asian cultures and communities. We are always ready to help our customers and draw attention to our wide range of edibles and household goods.
— Parvez and Saifur


Jose boasts an array of Portuguese hospitality, selling coffee and pastry in the daytime to an evening meal with a bottle of wine in the evening on the terrace. It is a one-stop shop for all things Portuguese. The atmosphere is welcoming to all and the location is central to Norwich Road.
— Jose

Just a Day

Just a Day had been trading in Norwich Road for over 18 years and when it out grew it premises and moved six years ago it really didn’t want to move away from this unique Road. Just a Day loves the idea of its clients being able to park easily in the pay and display behind its store and being able to use the lovely cafe next door.
— Sharron Higgs

West End Music

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West End Music is a long established guitar and musical instrument shop. We are well known for our wide range of new and second hand instruments and accessories. The shop is situated across three floors with friendly and helpful staff here to guide you on your musical journey.
— James

The Maharani 

The Maharani is a long running, multiple award-winning Indian restaurant. Since I have running the Maharani I have made many friends through the restaurant and got involved with local communities and also run charity events. The Maharani has become well known over the past 30 years and has a very good reputation. Norwich Road is very busy and is known as having a worldwide mixed culture. The atmosphere is welcoming to all and I am proud to have been running a restaurant here.
— Manik Miah