6th November 2023
A couple of weeks ago, we shared how Turtle Bay has granted everyone’s wishes of bottomless brunch, way into the night. Not only this, but their new deal is one step better than the bottomless brunch, as it includes two courses: starter and main. Doesn’t that sound like a dream?
At this point in the semester, we’ll take any excuse to avoid the library and our looming deadlines, so we decided we had to go and try out the new deal! Last Monday evening, Morgan and I went down to Turtle Bay to see if the All Inclusive Dinner deal lived up to its hype. Spoiler: we were not disappointed!
At Turtle Bay, I’m definitely more acclimatised to their breakfast menu than I am to the dinner menu. So, when we arrived, we both took our time perusing the menu to make sure we chose well. After flitting between a few starters, I ordered the Crispy Chilli Squid, based on recommendations from friends and Morgan ordered the Mac & Cheese Bites. Let me tell you when they say crispy, they mean it. The marinated squid was coated in the crispiest crumb batter and topped with refreshing mango and jerk sauces. The dish is perfect for anyone who is partial to calamari, only with an exciting kick! Morgan’s Mac & Cheese Bites were also super crispy on the outside, only this time filled with dreamy macaroni cheese. Be warned though, that the sweet chilli mango mole, which is drizzled on top, has quite the kick.
Just when we thought our evening couldn’t get any better, our mains arrived. Here, I ordered the Trini Curry Chicken from the West Indian Curries section on the menu, whereas Morgan opted for the Jerk Salmon from the Jerk Pit. The portion sizes on our mains were amazing, making the deal definitely worth the money! My curry had so much going on, with the flavours of mango, coconut, thyme and chilli hitting my taste buds. I was so full already from my squid, that I had to save a lot of my main course to take home. But rest assured, the flavours of the Caribbean made the ultimate soulful comfort meal at home.
Morgan’s salmon looked incredible (food envy or what?!) and she loved it! It seemed like she experienced every texture imaginable, with the flaky fish, crunchy slaw and super smooth rice. The jerk sauce was less spicy than the mole sauce on her starter, so Morgan would definitely recommend the jerk dishes to those who would prefer a dish without the heat.
Now, Morgan and I went into the night telling each other we were only going to have one or two drinks, but as soon as the cocktails started flowing, that went out the window! When they say “bottomless” they really mean it. We started off with the Coconut Espresso Martini to wake us up after a long day of writing essays, which was a great Caribbean twist on the classic cocktail. Next, we went back to basics with the Passion Martini, which never fails us. It was here that we realised two cocktails weren’t enough. I went for one of my all-time Turtle Bay favourites – Bahama Mama, a perfect blend of tropical banana and pineapple flavours. Morgan had a Strawberry Daiquiri, which looked amazing and then we finished off with a refreshing Tingaling before heading home!
If you’re looking for a fun-filled boozy night out with great food, you should head down to Turtle Bay for their All Inclusive Dinner. Why not book now to celebrate the end of exams with some Caribbean soul food and cocktails? If you’re veggie or vegan, there are also plenty of dishes to choose from, so there’s something for everyone!
Turtle Bay also runs a new Late Night Eats deal, which includes two small plates and four cocktails for £23.50. This offer is on from 9:30pm-11pm Sunday – Thursday and 10pm-12am Friday and Saturday, perfect for a relaxed catch-up or for getting in the mood for a boogie!
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