Guys and girls! I could not be more thrilled to share the news that Turtle Bay are coming to Norwich!! Eeeeeeeeeee! Yes, on the 30th August the restaurant opens its doors, bringing a new, vibrant and delicious Caribbean dining and drinking experience to the city. I could not be more ready to try it out, just browsing the menu gets me all kinds of excited, as we really don’t have anything like it currently in the city.
Here are some exclusive photos (below) of what the restaurant is going to look like. How incredible does it look?! The restaurant is set over 2 floors, occupying a beautiful, Grade II listed former fabric warehouse on Swan Lane – right in the heart of Norwich’s famous Lanes area.
The interior decor and furnishings captures the lively, colourful, soulful spirit of the Caribbean. Just the restaurant design alone has got me itching to go – you just have to look at how funky it is inside!!!
As well as the stunning ‘island hut’ bar, there’ll be special veranda dining areas, plus an open ‘street kitchen’. Norwich guests can also expect to see Turtle Bay’s first salvaged VW Campervan, which has been reinvented as a unique seating area!! This is surely a must to try sit at on your visit!!
There’ll be repurposed shipping containers, oil drum lampshades, reclaimed wood and chequer-plate and disused speakers… all making up one very vibrant, quirky restaurant.
Oh and we haven’t even mentioned the food yet…
Turtle Bay offers up food that celebrates the Caribbean with every mouthful, from its rich and explosive flavours, to laid back ‘liming’. This is fuss-free, joyous food, from the soul. Dishes are brimming with zesty flavours and spicy hues – there’s plenty to share or dig into alone.
An eclectic cuisine that is influenced by a rich tapestry of ethnicities, the food at Turtle Bay offers a vast choice of bold flavours and rustic dishes, all inspired by the laid back, social outlook of the Caribbean. Signature dishes include their famous Jerk Chicken and Curry Goat.
Turtle Bay have also confirmed that there will be a number of gluten and dairy free options to enjoy on their menu. Typical foods include curries/stews/jerk chicken, and because a lot of Caribbean cooking calls for coconut milk instead of dairy – there will be plenty to choose from! Happy days!
As well as hearty dishes, Turtle Bay also boasts an amazing cocktail and rum list – with a menu of more than 40 Caribbean rums to choose from!! Happy hour lasts from 11.30am – 7pm and then starts up again at 10pm! With ALL of their cocktails available at 2-4-1 during that time – it’s a must for cocktail lovers and rum enthusiasts all week long.
So Norwich folks, make sure you mark your calendars for the 30th August – because this is one you’re not going to want to miss!!!
I will be reviewing the food at Turtle Bay at a VIP preview dinner on the 25th August – so be sure to check back soon for my verdict!
You can read more about Turtle Bay or find a menu here.