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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 - 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: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 515
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  • 340
    Very good
  • 105
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 27
    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
Wonderful evening

I've been here several times, for lunch, dinner, or just drinks, enjoying the 2-4-1 promotion. Food is always good and I never had a problem! For every taste, vegetarian, spicy, not spicy, chicken, beef.. The options are endless! Staff is really nice too, we didn't get to wait a lot for drinks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Paulaprv
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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English first
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been here several times, for lunch, dinner, or just drinks, enjoying the 2-4-1 promotion. Food is always good and I never had a problem! For every taste, vegetarian, spicy, not spicy, chicken, beef.. The options are endless! Staff is really nice too, we didn't get to wait a lot for drinks, orders or food. I'd definitely come back!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

When visiting Turtle Bay in Southampton we always have a great night, the food is great and who doesn't love a great cocktail. Not too long ago had a night out with the girls for cocktails, all the bar staff were fantastically freindly, and chatty even though they were rushed off their feet and Piers (the bar manager) in particular... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Came for lunch with a friend and 2 children. Service excellent as usual and food delicious. Friendly well trained staff but not overbearing. Next time I'll definitely be trying the cocktails. They looked amazing.

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Southampton - UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place does the best cocktails!!! The food is amazing too it's quite spicey but there is a lot of choice! You must book in advance especially at the weekend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Food was initially a little hit and miss but seems consistently good now and have eaten here many times over the last few years. The happy hour cocktails are great and the place packs out so its a great spot for food or drinks at the start of the night. You definitely need to book on a friday night. Good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

love the food here! the menu is great! atmosphere is brilliant the staff are great! brilliant location right on the guildhall square. very busy little place!

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went here for lunch and ended up wanting to return. I had the goat cheese with butternut squash and my partner had the goat wrap. Both were very nice and flavourful. Also the home made ginger bread is absolutely delicious. Good prices for very good food.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A couple of friends invited us to Turtle Bay Southampton. They had previously used the restaurant and recommended it. The food was tasty and arrived quickly but nothing out of this world but what made the visit special were the staff. A great team making sure you had everything you needed. The cocktails were promptly made at the bar and... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited as a family with a toddler, was made to feel very welcomed by the hostess by sorting out our buggy and placing us on a slightly wider space. Yes, it is quite noisy but the atmosphere was great. Food was tasty and very reasonably priced, good selection of drinks and mocktails.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We took the family for a birthday celebration and had a really nice Meal. Unfortunately there were a few mistakes with our order (drinks were forgotten off of our order, rice and peas served instead of Sweet Potato fries etc). The errors were corrected, and I can only assume that the very loud music caused the problems in the first... 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: Special occasions, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?