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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 394
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  • 272
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Great starter and atmosphere

Nice food (starter- sweet potaoes). Main course (rice with chicken but was too spicy for me). I enjoyed the starter though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Emm T
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Nice food (starter- sweet potaoes). Main course (rice with chicken but was too spicy for me). I enjoyed the starter though.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I visited Turtle Bay with friends on a busy Saturday evening and was excited to try out the Southampton version as I have been to the Bristol version twice and loved it both times. I was unable to book a table on the Saturday morning and was informed by the manager to come back at 7pm as people were going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We recommended Turtle Bay by brother in law who is local but was disappointed when trying to book online as said was fully booked. Hubby and I walked passed while out for a "date night" and thought worth just asking and managed to get a table. Delighted. Hubby is really into his spicy chicken so this was a treat mostly... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Always has tasty food and the dishes are excellent value for money. Great cocktail menu, especially if you go during happy hour! Friendly staff, really good place to go with friends

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

we ate at Turtle Bay on a Friday lunch time in half term & I am glad we booked as it was very busy. A mixture of students, families & business parties were eating at this time of day. The staff could not have been more helpful, excellent knowledge of menu, friendly & not over powering. The food was amazing,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

been here several times over the last few years and have always enjoyed it,very much!a decent menu and reasonably priced with a lively vibe!this place is one of the few places in town,that is always busy!!!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A popular buzzy establishment, serving very good food -especially the goat curry, a firm fav of my male friends..

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Went with my wife and 15 year old son. The food was great, thoug the portion size of my goat curry could have been larger. The only let down was slow service especially once the meal was finished.

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southampton u.k.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

we went as a family to celebrate my son's birthday it was an excellent meal some items new to us but a pleasant surprise, everyone seemed to love the goat curry but such a wide choice it was a real treat can recommend this to anyone. not to mention the cocktails

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Southampton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Disappointed with the food, far too noisy and too many people crammed into a small space. The chap who waited on our table gets full marks. He is a credit to TB. Food was hot and presented well, but not truly authentic. I go out to the Caribbean on a regular basis. I can tell the difference between good home... 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

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?