Turtle Bay in Northampton is still a fairly new establishment. Did it live up to the hype?
I was invited along to Turtle bay along with three guests of my choice. Turtle Bay is a Carribbean restaurant. When we first arrive we were warmly greeted and shown the cocktail and food menu to choose from. In terms of the cocktails there is wide variety.
The menu offers a good choice but I did find the word “jerk” appeared very often and I found it hard to find anything that wasn’t flavoured with Jerk. So for me, someone who isn’t good with spicy food I found it a little difficult at first to find a dish I wanted to order. This wasn’t the case with my Husband and friends as they were more than happy with anything with a spice to it.
In the end I decided on the Jerk ‘N’ Pull Bun, when my dinner arrived I was more than happy and it was really tasty, the only thing that got to me a little was the fries still had a spice to them. I had made the decision to order the normal seasoned fries as apposed to the jerk spiced fries, meaning there was still some heat in regards to taste.
Ross on the other hand went for Braised Pork Belly alongside jerk fries and cheese. He was really happy with his meal and loved the spice, maybe it’s just me who can’t handle the heat?
For pudding I had the Rum & Raison Bread Pudding which was absolutely amazing. I’m a big fan Rum fan overall so this was defiantly the right dish to pick and it did not disappoint.
So if your after a Caribbean inspired place to eat the Turtle Bay is worth a try, for me personally I don’t think it would be a place I would visit often other than meeting up with some friends for happy hours with a few cocktails and I found the food is just to spicy for my tastebuds.
*Disclaimer: I was invited to eat at Turtle Bay in return for an honest review.