My first visit to the Turtle Bay was with one of my besties, who in turn had heard about it from a work colleague. It’s part of a new-ish chain of ten restaurants. We rocked up one weekend afternoon to scope it out whilst doing a bit of planning for another friends’ upcoming hen do.
Several hours (and several cocktails later) we had spent about ten minutes planning, and the rest of the time drinking our way through the cocktail menu. Unbelievably their cocktails are buy-one-get-one-free all day except for between 7pm and 9pm. This makes them a very reasonable £3ish each. We slaked our thirst, and then some. To be on the safe side we sampled some sweet potato fries, and some rum cake and ice cream, and we weren’t disappointed. In fact, we were so pleased – and perhaps a little tipsy – that we booked and paid a deposit for this to be the last stop/clue on a scavenger hunt (taking place on the Sunday of the hen do).
It is decorated nicely and has a lovely laid back atmosphere. I love fairy lights so they’re always a hit, and the informal seating and chilled music made for a really nice feel to the place. Look out for the wall made of old speakers/boomboxes. Ooh also, be sure to book as they’re always busy. They have a convenient online booking system on their website: Turtle Bay Birmingham
We came back in due course for the hen, and the food was really good (and all of the cocktails were delicious again of course). I had the jerk pit burger which came with pulled pork, chilli pineapple and sweet potato fries. Nom. I followed this with rum and raisin bread and butter pudding, although to be honest I was pretty full after the main course. Worth it though 🙂 The rest of the group were all well fed too.
I’m looking forward to coming back with B for a date soon. Happy eating, and let me know if you go yourself!
DIY Bride x