Man forced to deny running Japanese restaurant despite having large sign displaying

Man forced to deny running Japanese restaurant despite having large sign displaying

The residential property on Earlham Road in Norwich, which is being investigated by Norwich City Council as neighbours believe Orlando Williams is running a sushi restaurant from inside Mr Williams declined to comment on Friday.On Thursday, the council approved an application for the property to be used as a bed and breakfast but such approval does not allow the business to serve alcohol or operate as a restaurant.The Facebook page for Sakura Yakiniku announced the restaurant had re-opened at the Earlham Road address in October 2018 after “temporary” closure in 2015.Local resident Andrew Unwin said: “When he first got this going he sent some invitations and leaflets to the neighbours.”The city council said the problem they’ve got with enforcement is that until they see him using it they can’t do anything about it.”A flyer shared on Facebook in October invites customers to “book a table for sushi” at Orlando’s on Earlham Road, along with the caption “open EVERYDAY from 16:00 to 22:00”.A Norwich City Council spokesman said: “We’re in the middle of two ongoing investigations into possible breaches of planning and food safety regulations, which may have legal consequences, so we can’t provide specific details which may form part of this investigation and which could jeopardise the case.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The residential property on Earlham Road in Norwich, which is being investigated by Norwich City Council as neighbours believe Orlando Williams is running a sushi restaurant from insideCredit:Joe Giddens / PA A man has denied running a Japanese restaurant from his home, despite a large illuminated sign bearing his name hanging above his front door.Orlando Williams, who lives at the address, previously ran a Japanese restaurant called Sakura Yakiniku in Norwich city centre and denies running a restaurant from the property.Norwich City Council said it is investigating the address on Earlham Road in Norwich, which features a large sign reading “ORLANDO’S” above the door, a phone number and a web address.When asked about the sign by the Eastern Daily Press newspaper, Mr Williams reportedly said: “All I do, I have my name on my house.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––”There is no restaurant there.”

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