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Turtle Bay

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 425
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  • 298
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 40
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  • 21
    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
Fun atmosphere

We've been here twice now since we moved to Southampton; once for lunch and once for dinner. Fab venue for both! Friendly staff, good selection of Rum and reasonable prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
J0B86
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped in here before a gig for something to eat, great beer, excellent food (recommend the goat burger) and outstanding service, our waitress Kerry was informed, polite, engaging and friendly. Will be coming back with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Love this place. Amazing food. Amazing atmosphere. Friendly staff. Never had a bad experience. Not really a cocktail drinker but the barman talked me through and made me a special cocktail to suit my tastes

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We've been here twice now since we moved to Southampton; once for lunch and once for dinner. Fab venue for both! Friendly staff, good selection of Rum and reasonable prices.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

2 visits in the same week (different people with us for the second meal). Decor was a fun representation of the genre, the staff friendly & helpful. Some lovely flavours & fun drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

These guys do some good mofoing food and the people were fair nice, if you know what I mean. Go those guys :)

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

What a great place for lunch. Had a great burger nice cocktails 2 for 1 always attractive. Clean good service but service charge not included. Always find it difficult when paying by card to decide on the gratuity when the waiter waitress is watching. I think service should be included if at all. Most people do not get tips for... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Turtle bay is my Fiancé and I's favourite restaurant in Southampton. We have been on numerous occasions but sadly we have both agreed the ambiance and food has taken a turn for the worse. The staff are still brilliant and they really make this spot worth visiting.

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

Hi Anthony Thanks for taking the time to review us. I am sorry that you feel the atmosphere and the food are not up to your expectations, however if you would like to take the time to let us know what you felt was wrong that would be great as there isn't a lot of info in your review -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Very vibrant, busy, very spicy food, excellent tastes beers and staff wasily accessible, will def go again

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had my leaving do here, it was great and the cocktails weren't to bad either, this was my first visit and will return for sure, the food looked really good....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I cannot stress enough the incredible ambience created by Turtle Bay and its workers. I am one of those girls that's miserable 10/12 months a year whilst she's not soaking up rays on an exotic beach somewhere, yet a visit to turtle bay brings almost that. The look, taste and smells the restaurant has captivated bring us back to fond... 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 - 18
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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?