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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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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, 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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  • 464
    Excellent
  • 322
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 23
    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
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Went for a quick lunch. service was amazing and staff specially ELISA was good a recommending things to try. Got to be my favourite restaurant in Southampton

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Nicky C
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went for a quick lunch. service was amazing and staff specially ELISA was good a recommending things to try. Got to be my favourite restaurant in Southampton

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went here as highly recommended as I eat fish. I explained to the Waiter that I can not eat hot or spicy food, I asked the waiter if he could help me choose a starter and main course. My starter blew my mouth off, he explained that we have different chefs but this is meant to be a mild starter.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

After hearing great reviews of Turtle Bay I was shocked that Id never been as the food was reasonably priced, the cocktails were KILLER ;) AND the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. To top it all off, the duty manager (a gent in a chequered red shirt) was kind enough to run after us when I failed to realise... More 

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food and waiters average but bar staff terrible, always serving their mates first and poseing around. No interest in customers. Definitely won't be returning.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been many a time with my girlfriend and its the same great quality of food and service every time we go! The service is quick and friendly and the food is completely pact with flavor. It is also nice to just go there for a drink from the large cocktail bar which is also great. Definitely the best... More 

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West End, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Another super informal dinner at Turtle Bay, Food was hot, tasty and quick! the starters beat the cocktails to the table !! Super service in a really buzzy atmosphere - the place was packed and my only criticism would be the speed we were wizzed through - i would have preferred it to be a little more relaxed.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely place, a great atmosphere and the food is very nice. Would recommend the authentic curry goat. And 2 for 1 cocktails too! :-)

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Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Went with my boyfriend for lunch today. (have been here in the past for drinks and seemed nice so decided to try a meal.) we were sat quite quickly by a very welcoming smiley lady who gave us menus and said our waitress would be right over. After about ten minutes she came over and took our food and drink... More 

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Devon
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I regularly visit turtle bay in southampton and have yet to be disappointed!! Their cocktails are the best, staff are lovely and the food is amazing. Visited with friends this weekend and was looked after by sammi, who made sure we all had a lovely evening. Can't wait to go back again for more jumbled juleps and a shrimp and... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

A group of 7 of us went for lunch today to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant was busy but we were greeted and seated quickly. Our waitress was Charlene and we couldn't have asked for a more friendly, helpful person. Charlene was smiley, efficient and gave us recommendations on the food and drinks menu. When the birthday girls drinks came... 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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