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1 Guildhall Square, Southampton SO14 7FP, England
+44 23 8063 9568
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated in Guildhall Square only 15 minutes from the train station and...
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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  • 445
    Excellent
  • 315
    Very good
  • 91
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent all rounder

Having visited numerous restaurants around the area with my daughter (in Uni locally) I am consistently disappointed by the overpriced, underwhelming options available. I expected yet another disappointment but was pleasantly surprised. We arrived at 6pm and the place was buzzing, we were promptly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
davidja
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Herts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Herts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Having visited numerous restaurants around the area with my daughter (in Uni locally) I am consistently disappointed by the overpriced, underwhelming options available. I expected yet another disappointment but was pleasantly surprised. We arrived at 6pm and the place was buzzing, we were promptly found a table by the extremely efficient and friendly staff. We all opted for the chicken... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The service I found here was excellent and my waitress Kerry recommended some tasty dishes. The jerk chicken was delicious, especially with the sweet potato fries. This is a lovely place to eat with friendly, enthusiastic staff and nice food. Turtle Bay certainly reminded me of eating in the Caribbean. If the cocktails had a touch more alcohol, then Turtle... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to go. Fantastic food amazing cocktails and wonderful staff who work so hard to make your visit a special one.. Definitely worth every penny 😊

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

First visit with family. Atmosphere lively and fun. Food OK but nothing to shout about. Very much like a Harvester with added spices. The real sting in the tail was the 'compulsory' service charge of over £20 and the refusal to let us take an almost full bottle of wine home rather than leave it on the table. It was... More 

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

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always enjoy Turtle Bay, great food at a reasonable price. Cocktails are lovely and there always seems to be a happy atmosphere.

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southampton
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went with group of friends for meal and cocktails, was very busy, not enough staff! Delay in drinks coming and when they did were mostly ice, food was average, been before and was a lot better,shame. When Bill arrived tip had been added to buy one get one free cocktails! Removed tip from bill as it is a gratuity! Waitress... More 

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Southampton, UK
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Be warned, this stuff can be spicy so don't say you weren't prepared for the hit! Menu & drinks good

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Visited for the first time in February. Was pleasantly surprised. Being a Saturday night it was incredibly busy both at the bar and in the restaurant itself, a reservation is needed for evening visits at the weekend! Although busy we were shown to our table straight away,the service was great and the food and drinks arrived quickly. I didn't know... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is second visit so probably 360 minutes lost forever... No Beer, menu almost depleted and the cocktails whilst 2-4-1 where mainly just juice. Probably wont try again. The staff were lovely despite the obvious issues. Oh well maybe I was just unlucky...

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Having never had Carribean food I was eager to try something new. Me and my friend had a passionfruit cooler which was nice but could have had more passionfruit than orange juice. I ordered the Mo Bay Chicken which was chicken breast cooked in a creamy jerk sauce topped with a few slices of fried plaintain and coconut shavings. On... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Guildhall Square, Southampton SO14 7FP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8063 9568

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 19
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?