It should be no surprise by now that I absolutely love FOOD. So on a recent visit to Turtle Bay in Northampton, I was excited to try out some food and cocktails originating from the Caribbean.
On Tuesday, a school evening which is a rare occasion Ross and I went to the launch of Turtle Bay in our hometown of Northampton. This sounded like a perfect opportunity for a mid-week date night. I’ve never been to Turtle Bay before so it was nice to be invited along to the opening on Gold Street.
We were greeted with a cocktail made with Northampton in mind, which was called Saints, named after our home town rugby team. With an amazing array of cocktails on offer on the menu I was very impressed and I also quickly grew to love the coconut and pineapple punch which is alcoholic free. Plus with 2 for 1 cocktails available everyday during happy hour 11:30am-7pm and then again at 10pm, what’s stopping you?
I really like the decor and Naya, one of the waitressing staff was fantastic and enthusiastic in telling me how there is a Northampton in Jamaica. You really get the sense and feel for Jamaica with the stylish, creative and classic Caribbean style throughout the restaurant.
After a few cocktails and chatting amongst some fellow Northampton Bloggers we all headed to sit down to begin tasting some of the authentic Caribbean cuisine. We got to try out some hearing platters, curry, salads, jerked chicken and platters with desserts to try out. I was worried about everything being spicy, I can’t handle the heat but I was pleasantly surprised that among the food there was so amy different flavours to suit everyone.
The whole night was wonderful with delicious food, drink and a relaxed atmosphere. I got to catch up with some friends and also meet some new people which was amazing.
Turtle Bay is a fantastic new kind of dining and drinking experience and a one of a kind place in Northampton town centre.