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Get ready for a taste of the Caribbean as Turtle Bay opens its doors

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January just got a whole lot warmer and sunnier as Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar prepares to roll into its first location in Croydon.
  • Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar coming to Croydon
  • Opening 29th January 2017
  • Located on High Street
  • 50 jobs created

Turtle Bay is coming to the town’s High Street and is set to open its doors on January 29th, bringing a new, vibrant and delicious Caribbean dining and drinking experience to the town.

The 164/168 seater, £800K, 4,089 sqft Croydon restaurant occupies one floor right in the heart of Croydon.

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, relaxed atmosphere.

The Croydon restaurant will be no exception with its vibrant, welcoming and sociable atmosphere and bespoke design. In fact the team have pulled out all the stops for their first restaurant in the area, which will be a beach-shack-inspired ray of sunshine. The bold, bright, joyful interior will be designed to transport Croydon guests to sunnier climes.

As well as the stunning ‘island hut’ bar, there’ll be outside dining and a vibrant, open ‘street kitchen’.

Caribbean colour schemes and bespoke wall murals will be in abundance, as well as the restaurant’s trademark use of reclaimed materials. Customers can expect to see oil drum lampshades, reclaimed wood and chequer-plate and disused speakers… all making up one totally unique, vibrant 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.

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.

The restaurant will be opening on 29th January.  More details will be announced during the lead up to the opening.


  • Over 50 jobs created
  • 164/168 cover restaurant
  • £800K investment
  • Stand alone bar offering
  • 50+ authentic Caribbean dishes


Twitter: @turtlebayuk



16 High St

16 High Street
Croydon CR0 1GT

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