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Turtle Bay

1 Guildhall Square, Southampton, England
02380639568
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Ranked #58 of 626 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $19
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Situated in Guildhall Square only 15 minutes from the train station and close to West Quay Shopping Centre and Guildhall. Turtle Bay is perfect for a big night-out, a quiet dinner for two, lunch with work-mates, somewhere to dump all those shopping bags or just somewhere to break the journey home.
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food - have eaten here lots of times. Goat curry is lovely and tender. Plantain and dumplings a must. Cocktails all very yummy and 2 for 1 before 7pm. Our waitress Jenny was great - very attentive. Overall great evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Second time I have returned with my husband and yet again a great experience. We were served by the same waitress which was lovely, Charlotte, she even recognised us from last time we ate at turtle bay making us feel very welcome. The food was wonderful, loved the jerk spice especially on the steak and the sweet potato fries are... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great value, great food, great atmosphere. we went for a 30th birthday, service was slow but it was busy so understandable. I eat here quite a lot and have never had a bad meal. I recommend the squid to start and the shrimp and mango curry for main. and the 241 cocktails is a massive added bonus!!

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9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ive been here a few times now and enjoy it more with each return. A great place to go with friends as the atmosphere is quite relaxed and fun with the staff joining in with a joke and some light hearted chatting. Im told that the cocktails are really worth a try, can't say for myself as I don't drink... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have eaten numerous times here and they never disappoint. Our waitress Charlotte was excellent. Great service with a smile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Tried turtle bay after being recommended it by a friend and we weren't disappointed! Excellent food, great atmosphere, and friendly service. Will definitely be going back!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Went here with friends recently and had yet another great meal. I've been many times with friends, husband and even my mum and never had a bad meal. I particularly love the salt fish patties and the squid on the starter menu, it's always hard to choose. Cocktails are great, and it's definitely worth getting there for 2-4-1 time! Only... More

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Turtlebay S, Manager at Turtle Bay, responded to this review

Hi Gemma N, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear you had such a great meal when you visited us recently, and in the past. Our 2-4-1 cocktails do prove very popular with our guests as they are so good and such great value. We are a very busy restaurant and do re-book tables but I am... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Staff were great without question. Wanted to taste everything on the menu so chose loads of starters, only thing I didn't like was the rice and peas which were kidney beans but Evie ate the lot along with the pulled pork which was delicious. We only popped in for a quick lunch. Thankyou Charlotte for looking after us so well.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Have eaten here a few times and love the atmosphere and of course the food. There is an Italian restaurant on the opposite corner which was empty. No surprise really as Turtle Bay is excellent. Great service and on Friday evening before 19:00 cocktails were two for one which made my wife happy

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is by far our favourite place to eat in Southampton and we visit at least a couple of time a month. I giggled reading some of the recent 'negative' reviews. Complaining about staff asking what you do for work and being friendly? Are you kidding me?! And complaints about 'authenticity' when you are in Southampton, UK, not the middle... More

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Turtlebay S, Manager at Turtle Bay, responded to this review

Hi Bstep78, Thank you for such an honest all round review. We do pride ourselves on our food, drinks and service and it is very welcoming to hear that you have had so many great experiences with us. We are very proud of what we do here and we constantly strive to ensure absolute perfection and we do value our... More

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