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“Turns out Disney World is NOT the happiest place in the world... Turtle Bay restaurant is!”
Review of Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay
Ranked #85 of 2,329 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Caribbean Influenced Jerk, Rum & Reggae all the way! Happy hour everyday from 11:30 until 19:00 & 21:30 until close - Sunday to Thursday and 11:30 until 19:00 & 22:00 until close on Friday & Saturday - 241 on all Caribbean Cocktails
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We have just returned from the brand spanking new Turtle Bay restaurant in Manchester city centre and we are all currently sprawled on the sofa with very full bellies and a warm sense of contentment.
As soon as we arrived we were greeted with a very warm welcome and taken to our table. Walking through the restaurant it struck us how happy everyone one was - saying hello, smiling, lots of eye contact. It also sadly struck us how unusual this is in many restaurants. Never have we felt so welcome! Our server Sonia was lovely and chatty and all the staff were so good with our 3 year old (a lot of restaurants' worst nightmare). The combination of the happy staff, the decor and the music really makes for a fantastic atmosphere.
And so to the food - my husband is a big Caribbean food fan and knows his stuff so his was the opinion I was most interested in. As each course came he looked happier and happier. Lamb patties got 5/5. Jerk chicken got 5/5. Rum & Raisin Bread Pudding got another 5/5. Happy husband. I had Sweetcorn Fritters which were yummy, followed by Jerk Salmon which was perfectly cooked and the accompanying Sweet Potato Fries were FIT (there's no more eloquent word). Finally I had the BBQ Pineapple although I'm not entirely sure it would count as one of my five a day but at this point, who cares?!
The teenager had Jerk Ribs, Jerk Steak and Dark Chocolate Pie - 3 clean plates! Little one had a bit of everyone's starter (cheeky), Jerkless Chicken with vanilla ice cream to finish. The main course was 1/2 a chicken so they boxed that up for him to finish off later along with the leftover side of Plantain which is definitely worth trying!
We got a takeaway Butternut Squash curry and Banana & Toffee Cheesecake for my sister who couldn't make it as we didn't want her to miss out. These were wolfed down in about 36 seconds flat. High praise indeed.
All in all for a brand new restaurant it was so smooth and a really enjoyable experience for all of us.
Keep up the HAPPY guys! xx

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Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

An amazing bar, with amazing food and good atmosphere!!
A BIG shout out to Donovan & Jordan - The Perfect Bar Staff, would love one in my hometown!! :)

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

I never really leave feedback (ever!) but after today's lunch at Turtle Bay I felt like I have to!! It is an amazing place with a lovely people and delicious drinks and food!! Never felt more welcome from stepping thru out the doors till leaving..
Every department is consistent with a very high level of customer service and efficiency.. Staff is exceptionally friendly! Dan and Matt behind the bar doing amazing cocktails (241!!)
Aneeka and Amelia are great waitresses! Aneeka recommended me a delicious cheesecake for desert and to be fair it was a top two in my best cheesecakes ever!! (#1 is my mums!) Every single person deserves to be mention to be fair..
Definitely worth trying!! Not just for lunch but for an evening meal/ drinks too!!
Thank you for all your hard work there!!
Magdalena x

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1  Thank Magda24092010
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Phillip-T-Bay, Manager at Turtle Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Thank you so much for your review of our team here in Manchester - come back soon!

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile
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