Exeter’s Met Office should be forecasting for sunny times ahead as Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar prepares to roll into it’s first city in Devon! It’s all about rum, reggae and jerk this summer! 

Turtle Bay is set to open its doors to Exeter on the 23rd August, bringing a new, vibrant and delicious Caribbean dining and drinking experience to the city.

The 215 seat, £800K, 4015 sqft Exeter restaurant will be located in Guildhall Shopping and Dining Centre.

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The new venture is to create over 50 local jobs. Team Turtle Bay is still recruiting; so local hopefuls should visit to register interest.

Turtle Bay is all about celebrating the lively, colourful, soulful and, above all, delicious experiences that the Caribbean has to offer  – from rich and explosive flavours to laid back ‘liming’. Their mission is to capture the spirit of celebration that the Caribbean is famed for around the globe – making customers happy by delivering a hedonistic combination of joyous food, wicked drinks and a fun, laidback atmosphere. It’s a welcoming and sociable destination.

The restaurant is designed to create the perfect atmosphere for enjoying bold, spicy food and drink, and its ‘look’ is as vibrant and lively as you might expect, with each restaurant designed bespoke for its location.

The Exeter restaurant will be no exception. In fact the team have pulled out all the stops for their first restaurant in Devon, which will be a beach-shack-inspired ray of sunshine. The bold, bright, joyful interior will be designed to transport Exeter guests to sunnier climes, but will feature a smart, urban edge befitting the city’s status as a cosmopolitan, innovative city.

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As well as the stunning ‘island hut’ bar, there’ll be a special veranda dining areas, plus a vibrant, open ‘street kitchen’.

High-impact colour schemes and bespoke wall murals will be in abundance, as well as Turtle Bay’s trademark use of reclaimed materials. Exeter customers can expect to see repurposed shipping containers, oil drum lampshades, reclaimed wood and chequer-plate and disused speakers… all making up one totally unique restaurant.

Food is at the heart of the Turtle Bay experience – just as it’s central to the heart and soul of Caribbean culture. An eclectic cuisine that is influenced by a rich tapestry of ethnicities, the food at Turtle Bay offers a vast choice of bold flavours and rustic dishes, all inspired by the laid back, social outlook of the Caribbean. The menu is meticulously researched and lovingly created.

Dishes are brimming with zesty flavours and spicy hues – there’s plenty to share or dig into alone.

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The offering includes ‘Cutters’ (inspired by Beach Shacks and Street Hawkers of the Caribbean Islands  – perfect for sharing over cocktails); the Jerk BBQ Pit (which is exactly as fiery as it sounds); ‘One Pots’ (rich, slowly simmered and uniquely Caribbean) and Lunch and Light (a briefer encounter with the Caribbean). Signature dishes include their famous Jerk Chicken and Curry Goat.

This is fuss-free soul food for individuals that love, and live, to eat!

The bar offering is something to behold with a menu of more than 40 Caribbean rums to choose from, all used to create a cocktail list that’s as cool and credible as you’d expect from a culture that brought us Bob Marley.

Turtle Bay’s happy hour lasts from 11.30am – 7pm and then starts up again at 10pm! This makes it the happiest happy hour in town with ALL of their cocktails available at 241 during that time – it’s a must for cocktail lovers and rum enthusiasts all week long.

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