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Turtle Bay

1 Guildhall Square, Southampton, England
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Ranked #57 of 621 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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81% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a lively Restaurant we were visiting a local attraction and decided to give it a try as never eaten Caribbean food. Lovely food, quick service, great staff and 241 on drinks fantastic....would definitely return for cocktail hour....was also child friendly ladies and gents occupy the same space but doors cleared marked men and women,,,,can get a little cramped... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went here with my wife during a short stay in Southampton. Didn't know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. Spicy food which didn't blow my head off like a local tandoori possibly would. Staff were very good and we didn't have to wait too long for the food to arrive considering how busy they were. Give it... More

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Turtle Bay was recommended to me, so I decided to give it a try. It was a Tuesday evening, but the place was packed, so no table available in the restaurant - sat in the bar area, but that was OK. Bar staff friendly and helpful (this was the best bit). Ordered the goat curry which came quite quickly, but... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The owners of this place are very clever. Always seems to be very busy, but I can't figure out why. The food is average at best. If you're going for dinner here then clear your schedule for the following day because you will spend a lot of time on the toilet wondering what you have done to deserve your bottom... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I love spicy food so when I heard this was opening I was very excited. I've now been here twice as I thought I'd give it a second chance but both times I've had to fight for a table, the service is poor, and less than helpful, the food options are limited and the food itself is distinctively average. All... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I have visited Turtle bay twice. Once on valentines day 2013 and once in August 2013. Turtle bay has a modern trendy feel, I enjoyed the food on both occasions. Love the curried goat. They have a nice selection of cocktails and the buy one get one free offer at happy hour was taken much advantage of... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Been here loads of times, even on my own. Staff always been excellent and food nearly always great... Only been unhappy once when my goat curry had too little meat, next time I went I told the waitress and it was happily remedied. Food is cheap, generally quick, great tasting, great rums, think I have had them all... great for... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been to turtle bay 3 times now and on all of the occasions I've been highly disappointed with the quality of food for example; Every time my burger has been burnt. However saying that the service from the staff is brilliant and the value for cocktails happy hour is also a perk. I will return just hopefully the food... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This was my third visit to Turtle Bay and I only wish there was one closer to me in Bournemouth! The atmosphere is always good - lively and buzzing but not OTT. The cocktails at 2-4-1 are good value and done well. The food is great - spicey and tasty. A special mention for the fish one pot - such... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was busy friday evening and me and my boyfriend were looking for some quick bite before bed. Our friend mentioned this place and what a surprise for us! Thinking its gonna be something funky and small it turned out into big, great looking, classy bar/restaurant. We didnt have any reservation but they still managed to find a table for... More

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