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Turtle Bay Caribbean Restaurant For Oxford Street

Caribbean group to bring island flavour to the city

Written by . Published on April 29th 2014.

Turtle Bay Caribbean Restaurant For Oxford Street

CONFIDENTIAL recently complained about the lack of Caribbean restaurants in Manchester (see here).

But Caribbean restaurant and bar chain, Turtle Bay, is set to open a new restaurant on Oxford Street - its first in the north.

We like that kind of synergy.

Opening its doors on Friday 30 May, Turtle Bay is to transform Alibi bar (behind the new One St Peter's Square), into a 8000 sq ft ‘fuss free, colourful and soulful’ restaurant offering.

"Turtle Bay is about great food and good times, simple as that."

With a generous one million pound renovation, Turtle Bay will feature 250 covers, a large central island bar and indoor veranda style drinking terrace.

As to be expected, Turtle Bay boasts a spice-rich menu ‘influenced by a rich tapestry of ethnicities’ with dishes including carnivore friendly favourites such as jerk ribs, patties and curry goat.

Turtlebay-Food12Turtle's jerk ribs

Ajith Jayawickrema, Turtle Bay Founder, said: “We can’t wait to throw the doors open to Manchester.

"Turtle Bay is about great food and good times, simple as that. We think the people of Manchester will love what we have to offer, as it’s a city known for its no nonsense approach to high quality food and drink, and of course one that knows how to have a good time. We think we’ll fit in well in our new home.”

There’s promise of an island party atmosphere at Turtle Bay, inspired by the ‘laid back, social outlook of the Caribbean’. Keeping to Turtle Bay’s party ethos, the restaurant lists a rum-heavy cocktail menu, with over 30 rum brands. 

Turtle Bay's arrival comes with high expectations.

Currently, popular Manchester Caribbean food establishments focus on a takeaway offering and many hope Turtle Bay will encourage more quality Caribbean restaurants to come to Manchester City Centre. 

Also unveiling new restaurants in Leamington Spa and Birmingham, Turtle Bay is set to create 70 jobs in its Manchester branch. 

Turtle Bay Manchester  33-35 Oxford Street. M14 BH.


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DanApril 29th 2014.

I know it's sad to get excited for the arrival of a chain restaurant, but I ate in their Nottingham branch.. and man alive it was delicious!

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DigsterApril 29th 2014.

Totally agree with you - I ate at their Southampton branch and it was gorgeous.

tbboy87April 29th 2014.

good that it's opening but shite location in my opinion. Sure they'll get a passing trade when the theatre is on but is that enough to survive? I wonder….

AnonymousApril 29th 2014.

Wetherspoon's next door :O It's on :)

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