– 33-35 Oxford Street, Manchester, England
I was lucky enough for the second year running to spend Valentines with a very special, beautiful woman and as a small celebration we decided to visit our favorite restaurant, Turtle Bay. Turtle Bay really does provide an infectious atmosphere but to give it just a little bit of justice it has to be experienced.
Once you’re in, you’re surrounded by all things Jamaican, not something I would normally be keen on but it just feels right. Turtle Bay provides a huge range of delicious cocktails, very reasonably priced; high end food and a lot of Red Stripe, a lot.
I went with something familiar, the ‘Street Burger’ which included; seasoned beef burger, spicy pulled jerk pork, brioche bun, sweet onion chutney, herb mayo, Caribbean slaw & fries. And my girlfriend went with the ‘Jerk Chicken Flat-bread’. The flat-bread was surprisingly nice; jerk chicken, lettuce, tomato & and a spicy sauce which was spread across the base of the flat-bread. I can’t fault Turtle Bay’s table service, fast, efficient and polite, with our food on our table within 5 minutes of our order!
The ‘Street Burger’, the bun was lovely and soft, I feel it did over power the rest of the burger but still pleasant. The two meats were enjoyable a-little dry but very flavorsome; the sweet onion chutney which topped the burger went well with the pork also. If I was in Jamaica, I could definitely see this being served on the ‘street’ but with a little presentation and sophistication ‘Turtle Bay’ have turned it into a lovely meal. Well done Turtle Bay, the ‘Street Burger’ gets a 7 out of 10.