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1 Guildhall Square, Southampton SO14 7FP, England
+44 23 8063 9568
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Delivery, 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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    Very good
  • 98
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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Reasonably priced but very good food

Southampton has few middle range eateries that can be called reasonable; this one is good. It may be chain food but it is all the better for the consistency this brings. The main are all wholesome as well as fulsome. Would particularly recommend the stews. Jerk and sweet potato chips are also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Ian_9
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Warminster, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fantastic food, atmosphere, service and cocktails. Couldn't have wished for a better night out!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Turtle Bay was chosen as the place to celebrate a friends birthday on the 29th July. On getting to the restaurant we were shown to the table and were told someone would be over to take our drinks order. After about a 20 minute wait we went to the bar to order but were again told we would be served... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

TERRIBLE SERVICE for a birthday meal on 25/07/15 - 45 minute wait to be seated which was fine but not allowed to sit anywhere whilst we wait (even though there were tables and bar stools) Resorted to standing next to the bar only to be moved twice as we were "in the way" as the waitress politely said (three of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The food was fantastic, staff very friendly and ready to chat and give their advice on the food and cocktails. Vibrant but laid back atmosphere. Recommend to anyone. RudeBoy cocktail went down beautifully.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The choice on the menu is great with varied dishes and the sweet potato fries are to die for. I also loved the coconut ice cream:)

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As this place has grown in popularity some of its charm has gone. Once upon a time you could go in and have great banter with the staff either at the bar or in the restaurant. Now it feels like they just want to get rid of you but either turning the table as quickly as possible or rushing through... More 

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Cowes Isle of Wight
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Waiting to be seating, we were taken to the cocktail bar. Very nice buy one get cocktails. Then we had a great dinner with really good service. All together excellent.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Southampton has few middle range eateries that can be called reasonable; this one is good. It may be chain food but it is all the better for the consistency this brings. The main are all wholesome as well as fulsome. Would particularly recommend the stews. Jerk and sweet potato chips are also very good. Ambience is irie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visit our local turtle bay always & was worried that this wouldn't compare. Excellent service, such pleasant staff. Fab cocktails & delicious food. Thanks for making us feel welcome.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

The food choices were very limited with lots of sauces, jerk and/or rice/potatoes/sweet potatoes. The venue was also very loud so not conducive to good conversation. Cocktails are good value with 2 for 1 earlier in the evening, which may explain the popularity of the venue with students. It is quite reasonably priced for main meals but deserts are average... More 

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Additional Information about Turtle Bay

Address: 1 Guildhall Square, Southampton SO14 7FP, England
Phone Number: +44 23 8063 9568
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
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
Average Prices: USD $9 to $19
Cuisine: Caribbean

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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 to $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?