Eating out? Turtle Bay is a Caribbean-inspired Bar and Restaurant, situated in the heart of Southampton City Centre’s Guildhall Square.

Turtle Bay is everyone’s favourite, so much so it’s recently opened a new branch in Winchester. Transporting your senses to a Caribbean seaside shack day and night, its multi-coloured authentic décor is sure to put a smile on your face.

Turtle bay drink
With an extensive list of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. No-one leaves Turtle Bay without one!

MAIN ATTRACTION: Perfect for pre-drinks, first-dates and meetings, get in quickly for their 2 for 1 cocktail deals, expertly crafted by quick-handed mixologists who love to put on a show.

Take a seat in the sofa area as you wait to be seated, or simply sip a cocktail at the bar during peak times. During lunchtimes gaze upon the surrounding areas in their heated outside area.

On the Scene were invited to dine at Turtle Bay to discover the hidden gems within their new-menu.

open kitchen
Succulent scents won’t tease you for long, we only waited five minutes for the main!

With intoxicating aromas flooding out the open kitchen, you’ll be impatient to tuck in. Don’t be afraid to ask the charming Turtle Bay waitresses if you’re struggling to decide.  

The chefs of Turtle Bay know how to handle fish, meat, fruit and veg, so if you’re looking for healthier alternatives, trust in their vegetarian and gluten free options, with twice the flavour and half the calories.

the squid starter
There are other authentic starters, try the Jamaican Curry Patty, Grilled Halloumi and Dumplings

STARTER: The Crispy Chilli Squid is our favourite starter. A generous serving of squid, coated in spiced Panko crumb, drizzled with a signature mango mole with fresh lime and jerk mango is sure to get your taste buds tingling.  The treat to this dish is the fresh mango pieces that explode sweet-tones within this classic dish with a Caribbean twist.

hot pot
Turtle Bay have a wide range of Hot Pot’s and mains. You’ll struggle to pick just one!

STAFF PICK: The Curry Goat Hot Pot is a traditional Caribbean main. Slow-cooked succulent curry goat is served in a ceramic pot with plantain, earthy rice and kidney beans and sweetened red onion. With a sauce that packs a spicy punch, you can’t get more authentic than this. Wash it down with a cleansing watermelon and mint cocktail called the Bay Bramble.

To book yourself a table at this iconic restaurant, visit their website: