If it’s a night out in Southampton or a great place to eat out in Southampton that you’re looking for, then you must try Turtle Bay!

Opposite the Southampton Guildhall Turtle Bay is tucked under the corner of a rather large building that could at first be missed as you pass it. Once you are inside though, you’ll wonder how you ever missed it!

This Caribbean restaurant and bar offers a lively atmosphere and some of the tastiest food in town…especially if you like a bit of spice!

Goat Curry at Turtle Bay

Goat Curry at Turtle Bay

The centre of the venue is host to a 360 degree bar where the bartenders flair making an impressive array of cocktails, both alcoholic or non-alcoholic. If you fancy a tipple then they specialise in rum based drinks, some more potent than others! If you’re designated driver the smoothies are worth a try – we recommend the peanut butter & banana smoothy!

Surrounding the bar is the open restaurant. So open in fact you can see your food being prepared in the kitchen. The decor right down to the colourful tables and chairs will transport you to the Caribbean, with help from the reggae music playing in the background.

The food is delicious, but be fore warned that the majority of it has a kick of spice to it. There’s even a selection of sauces on the table to add more spice should you need it!

Jerk Chicken at Turtle Bay

Jerk Chicken at Turtle Bay

There is a wide selection of starters that happily fill a moderately sized plate, you won’t feel hard-done-by on your portion. Then for mains there’s a popular selection of Caribbean curries, including Goat Curry. There’s also steak, chicken, fish, burgers, complete with sweet potato fries or mash.

The food is very tasty! If you do have room for a pudding there’s plenty to choose from, including pudding cocktails!

Turtle Bay in Southampton is a very lively venue. If you’re just heading there for drinks they do 2-4-1 cocktails after 10pm. We should warn you that the bar does get very busy so you may have to wait a few minutes before getting served.

There is no separation from the bar and the eating area so if you are looking for a quiet meal, then this perhaps isn’t the venue for you, but if you like a vibrant atmosphere and spice to both your food and your evening, then this is a great place to eat in Southampton.