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A visit to Turtle Bay Bar and Restaurant – Bournemouth

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August 10, 2018

We have been itching to try Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, for some time now and last month we were invited to our local Bournemouth branch to try out their fab menu.

Turtle Bay specialises Caribbean sharing food, inspired by beach shack & street vendors across the Caribbean islands and their menu is packed full of great tasting dishes which you can choose to share with your fellow guests, or keep all to yourself.
Turtle Bay Bar
We opted for the Jerk Jerk platter with marinated jerk wings, glazed pork ribs, Jamaican beef patty, chicken flatbread, sweet corn fritters & super green salad for our starter.
Turtle Bay
Having not eaten in Turtle Bay before we ordered a main course too, when in fact it was too much food when combined with a sharing platter. In hindsight I would probably order a couple of sharing platters and then save a bit of room for dessert.
Turtle Bay Main
That said, Hubby thoroughly enjoyed his Street Shack Burger a seasoned beef burger with spicy pulled jerk pork, sweet onion chutney and crispy pork rind. I went for the Kingston Toastie which is a crispy sourdough with scotch bonnet & herb butter, filled with cheese, rocket, sweet onion chutney and Caribbean slaw with spiced fries or a dressed salad.  It was very tasty but the bread made it too heavy for me.
Turtle Bay Cider
The beauty of Turtle Bay is that you can dine from the full menu or just enjoy the drinks for an easy-breezy, laid back drinking experience inspired by the relaxed outlook of the Caribbean.
Strawberry Daiquiry
Lovers of the Turtle Bay Caribbean social can now book a table for just cocktails, and enjoy a chilled-out drinking experience with full table service from the comfort of Turtle Bay’s cool but cosy dining enclaves.
Turtle Bay
Sadly I just didn’t have room to sample some of their delicious desserts, but we will definitely be back for more this time to try their fab kids menu which costs just £4.50.
Bar Turtle Bay
Before you visit, download the new Turtle Bay app available on iTunes and Google Play. Not only can you insta-book your table on the night, but every time you use the Turtle Bay App you’ll receive 1 loyalty Turtle for every £7 you spend. Save up your Turtles and use them to buy your favourite dishes or drinks within the App. You’ll also be the first to hear about exciting offers and freebies! 
There are Turtle Bay restaurants all over the country, check out this review of their Newcastle branch.

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    August 10, 2018

    This sounds like a nice relaxed restaurant. I think it sounds like the perfect place for a nice meal out with friends x

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    Kacie Morgan

    August 11, 2018

    I love Caribbean food and I am a big Turtle Bay fan! I love the goat curry. And the cocktails! The Happy Hour is great.

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    Rebecca | AAUBlog

    August 11, 2018

    this looks like an amazing place with a really good atmosphere – the decor is amazing! The food looks just up my street to0 🙂

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    Yeah Lifestyle

    August 11, 2018

    It looks like such a fab place to go to eat – that food looks absolutely incredible.

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    August 11, 2018

    Wow, that starter is huge! Sounds like such a great place to eat and drink.

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    Eva Katona

    August 12, 2018

    Wow that looks fantastic, I absolutely love Caribbean food! Something to keep in mind, next time we’re in Bournemouth.

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    August 12, 2018

    The food looks yummy. It looks like a great place to dine.

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    August 12, 2018

    I’ve never been to a Turtle Bay restaurant before, but the food looks absolutely delicious. I’ll definitely be paying my local restaurant a visit one day 🙂
    Louise x

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    Ami Rose

    August 13, 2018

    Ohh this sounds delicious and the cocktails look lovely. I yet to visit Turtle Bay which is strange considering I LOVE spicy food!
    Ami xxx

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    August 13, 2018

    While I haven’t visited the Bournemouth one, I have been to the one up in Newcastle and it was absolutely lush! I love the drinks offers they have on too xxx

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    August 13, 2018

    Sounds like you had an amazing meal. I visited Bournemouth few months ago and I’m glad to have come across your post. Maybe I could stop here for a bite next time!

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