Turtle Bay is a Caribbean restaurant that originated in Barbados. It first started out as a little surfside beach bar where they served fresh cocktails and bar snacks. With around 46 UK locations and more to come Turtle Bay is a must visit restaurant!
Stephen and I visited the Plymouth store at a lunchtime and were very happy to have dropped in. With bright colours and rustic furniture, there is a really welcoming and chilled vibe. Definitely the type of place that you can dress up or down and still feel very in place.
Unfortunately, on our visit there were numerous items unavailable on the menu, never the less we had plenty to choose from. It was mainly the small plates that were unavailable which is something we would usually have gone for to share.
THE FOOD AT TURTLE BAY
For once, I didn’t take long to decide what I was in the mood for! I opted for the Chicken Buddha Bowl. The bowl consisted of rainbow beets, fresh pineapple, watermelon, avo, tomatoes, squash, rocket, mushroom, cucumber chutney, pickled pink onions and steamed rice. Marinated chicken thighs, pulled and basted with jerk gravy. Oh my! What an array of colours and flavours! For 534 calories – you really can’t go wrong with this dish!
Stephen was feeling something a little beefier and chose the Shack Stack Burger. A toasted vegan brioche bun fully loaded with a juicy beef patty and jerk bacon, smothered in melted cheese with sticky bbq sauce. Served with crispy lettuce, sweet tomato, red onion, gherkin and mild jerk mayo. Initially the burger came without a beef patty however the waiter/kitchen rectified this very quickly and apologetically.
We also ordered a side of grilled jerk halloumi which was a little rubbery for Stephens liking however I thought it was delicious!
To drink we went for some of the homemade soft drinks; Pink Lemonade and Ginger Beer – both were lovely!