– 33-35 Oxford St, Manchester M1 4WB

While holstering a sensitive palate, spicy foods can be quite daunting, so dining in the Caribbean restaurant Turtle Bay can be an exciting yet a nerve racking experience. 

Only set for a light luncheon i fixed my eyes firmly on the burgers. Being overly cautious I picked out the least spicy and left everything else ignored, which left me with the Two Way Chicken Burger – 

((Spicy panko crumbed chicken fillet, topped with pull jerk chicken, crisp gem lettuce, fresh pineapple chow & herb mayo in a sweet bun))

This looks and sounds like only something Turtle Bay could manifest, with a prominent Caribbean twist to what can normally be a mundane chicken burger.  

With flavours that felt endless and textures that caressed your lips and mouth, this burger carry’s a lot in-comparison to its size. The two different types of cooked chicken was the game changer, each chicken had a very unique flavour which i believe could stand for the reason this burger was so brilliant for its size. 

Lastly, the fresh pineapple chow was extremely spicy and in opinion unnecessary, the burger would cope very easily without it. 

An applaudable effort by Turtle Bay, this will stand in my top 5 chicken burgers eaten to date. Burger rating: 7.7 out of 10.




–  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.

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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.

– Figrman