Another branch of Caribbean goodness has come to an English high street, we’re now open & live in Crawley!!
We had a blast at the VIP launch night on Thursday 22nd, everyone ate & drank to their hearts’ content and we had a wicked night, so thank you so much for the warm Crawley welcome!
When the sun is out only reggae will do! Listen to these sweet summer beats from our TB playlist!
Regarding The Food Programme
27 April 2014
How on earth can the BBC do a programme about Jamaican/Caribbean food in Bristol and NOT even mention Turtle Bay? Even a cursory glance at Tripadvisor will tell you that this is a much-loved and very succesful Caribbean restaurant in the heart of Bristol city centre where Jamaican dishes (Jerk Chicken, Goat Curry, Rice & Peas, etc, etc) are the mainstay of a fantastic menu that spans the whole Caribbean. Approximately 2,500 people eat Carribbean food here every week, and that’s because of the restaurant’s reputation for amazing Caribbean cooking! The only conclusion can be that either the programme was not properly researched OR the presentation of “Jamaican food in Bristol” was partial/selective/disingenuous. Whichever of those two reasons is the case, it is shameful, and another terrible reflection on the BBC’s standards of journalism. At the end of the programme the presenter says he should “hand back his Food Lover’s Licence” for not having known anything about Caribbean food even though it is available right on his door-step! Perhaps he should hand-back his presenter’s badge as well.
We can’t wait for the opening of our new restaurant in Leamington Spa next week! We’ve got our exclusive launch party on the Thursday night with food, drink and live music and then open properly on Friday to everyone. If you want to see what all the excitement is about why not come and visit us next weekend. You can book a table online, by clicking here or by calling us on 01926 424 282. See you all there soon!
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Happy New Year to all our Turtle Bay customers. We hope you will enjoys lots of jerk…rum…and reggae with us in 2014!
Last night at the Southampton restaurant we picked the winning name for our Caribbean holiday competition. Danielle Woods in Bristol was the lucky winner. We can’t wait to see all her holiday picks!
We also picked four lucky winners to receive a unique piece of Dready artwork and four people to win a Dready T-shirt. One person from each restaurant was picked. The winners are:
Southampton – Geraldine Easton
Milton Keynes – Tom Bradshaw
Nottingham – Emma Garnder
Bristol – Dana Hinton
Southampton – Heather Moore
Milton Keynes – Louis Smith
Nottingham – Aimee Doherty
Bristol – Victoria Mein
Please get in touch with your local restaurant to organise picking up your prize.
We want to say a big thank you to the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism who have organised the holiday and Dready for supplying such great artwork.
Last week saw us open our 5th restaurant in Leicester. A fantastic evening was had by all, thanks to everyone who contributed to the evening. See some more photos on our facebook page!!
We’ve just received a certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor! Thanks for all the great reviews everyone!!
So… this is what you’ve been waiting for… the photos of the launch. Hopefully you might spot a picture of yourself! Thanks for coming along we hope you may have already been back to visit!
All the photos our courtesy of Jon Craig, thanks Jon!
Last week’s launch party went off with a bang!! Everyone was enjoying the free food and cocktails! We also had great live music from Troy Ellis & The Hail Jamaica! We’ll be posting all the launch party photo’s very soon, but in the meantime why not read this cracking review from Back-to-front!