Turtle Bay brings Caribbean sunshine to Cheltenham Road!

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Bristol is to get a second helping of rum, reggae and jerk as Caribbean restaurant and bar Turtle Bay are set to open a brand new venue on Cheltenham Road.

Turtle Bay’s jerk revolution has taken the country by storm with 27 sites now open around the country. However, Bristol is where the restaurant group call home – their company HQ is here, and the Broad Quay branch is one of the restaurants that is closest to the their heart!

Bristol’s first Turtle Bay opened in 2013, at the time only the 4th in the group. The restaurant was an instant hit in the city, serving up food and cocktails inspired by the blissful experiences of the Caribbean, all to a fine-tuned reggae soundtrack.

Now that their jerk chicken, rum cocktails, curried goat, and laid back, welcoming atmosphere are famous the country over, the brand felt it was time to dish up a second serving of Turtle Bay in Bristol!

The Cheltenham Road site promises an extraordinary new interior, quite different to the Broad Quay restaurant – more details to be announced soon!

Housed in the former Plantation Caribbean restaurant, the site will seat 160 diners and drinkers between the restaurant and the central island bar, and is to be subject to a complete redevelopment.

Former owner and founder of Plantation Beverley Forbes said “Plantation as a venue was great, and created a lot of happy memories for those involved. I am very happy to give Turtle Bay my blessing, and to hand the baton to them, particularly as the site will remain synonymous with Caribbean food and ethos.”

Ajith Jayawickrema, Founder of Turtle Bay Restaurants commented:
“We’re proud to be opening our second site in Bristol – being the place we call home, it’s very special to us. We’re pleased that we’ve been able to keep the jerk pit BBQ burning on Cheltenham Road! This way the local community can still get their jerk fix 7 days a week, and with our special Turtle Bay twist.”

The restaurant will be opening over the summer – opening date announcement will be made soon.

223 Cheltenham Road, Bristol. B91 3SB, @turtlebayuk https://www.facebook.com/TurtleBayRestaurant


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