Turtle Bay Is Coming To Sheffield And Here’s A Sneaky Peek At The Menu!
10 May 2018
- Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar opening on 3rd June
- Located in the National Union Miners Building on Holly Street
- Bold, fresh, delicious mix of dishes inspired by the Caribbean
You may not necessarily think of the blazing sunshine and turquoise seas of Jamaica when you think of Sheffield, but beloved Caribbean restaurant Turtle Bay will be injecting a colourful slice of island fun and flavours when it opens the doors of its first Sheffield branch on 3rd June 2018. And, off course, just like food forms the heart of Caribbean culture, it’s the Turtle Bay menu that’s at the heart of the restaurant experience too.
Diners at the new ‘Steel City’ restaurant can look forward to a wide range of delicious, vibrant dishes this summer, all influenced by a rich tapestry of ethnicities, and centred around fresh ingredients and distinctive spices. So what should visitors to the Bay try first?
Turtle Bay’s signature dish of Jerk Chicken is cooked in the restaurant’s open kitchen in the famous jerk pit, (a.k.a. the ultimate Caribbean barbecue). It’s marinated for 24 hours and grilled with sour orange chutney, coconut shavings and chunky Caribbean slaw. The result is a sensationally succulent dish that comes with a choice of classic jerk, coconut, or pineapple glaze.
It also wouldn’t be Caribbean cuisine without some seriously spicy Curry Goat. Rich, slowly simmered and the very definition of ‘food for the soul’, the goat is marinated in curry spices, scotch bonnet, sweet potatoes, citrus juices, and ginger, and served with coconut rice and peas, sweet plantain, and dumplings.
Trini Curry Chicken is a summer classic, too, and comes served with rice and peas and roti flatbread to complement the delicious depth of flavour.
As well as jerk-pit flame-grilled sirloin steak, jerk lamb rump and braised pork belly, there’s also West Indian Steamed Red Snapper, Jerk Pit Salmon and a Seafood Platter for fish lovers.
The ‘Beach Burger’ menu comprises a Jammin’ Lamb Burger alongside the Two-Way Chicken Burger, the Halloumi and Mushroom Burger, the favourite Pulled Pork Bun and the classic ‘Street Shack’ Beef Burger.
There’s a wide range of stunning vegan and vegetarian dishes too, including the Haloumi and Mushroom Burger, the Curried Chickpea, Peppers and Mushroom Wrap and the Vital Veggie Platter.
Gluten free diners can rest easy as well because there’s a big range of dishes suitable for those wishing to avoid gluten and other allergens.
As for starters, sides and sharing – Turtle Bay’s menu has everything covered.
Okra Ladies’ Fingers are a starter that’s spicy, sizzling and totally delicious - you won’t find them on the menu anywhere else in Sheffield. The sides are another unique part of the menu where Turtle Bay shines. Amongst Rice ‘n’ Peas and Fried Plantain, there’s a fresh fruit salad from Trinidad - “Trini Chow”), made from chopped watermelon or pineapple and marinated in herbs.
The salad range provides a lighter, fresher, superfood option for diners who are after healthy bites, whilst the Wraps and Toasties menu covers all bases when it comes to grabbing a fast fix of the Caribbean for lunch.
The diversity of dishes means that Turtle Bay is a great option for lunches, dinners, celebrations, and of course, that most Caribbean of dining experience – relaxed grazing. Laidback “limin’” is what the Caribbean is all about, and there’s no better way to recreate this vibe than by grazing on Turtle Bay’s street-food-style tasting dishes and sharing platters, accompanied by a rum cocktail or two.
The island bar is something to behold, with a range of more than 40 Caribbean rums. All Turtle Bay's cocktails are designed to complement the spicy hues of the signature Caribbean dishes (but delicious enough to enjoy on their own, too).
Turtle Bay’s happy hour lasts from 11.30am – 7pm and then starts up again at 9.30pm Sunday to Thursday, and Friday to Saturday until 7pm, starting again 10pm! This makes it the happiest happy hour in town, with ALL cocktails available at 2-4-1 during that time.
Whether it’s dining, drinking or even dancing, Turtle Bay Sheffield is set to be the city’s slice of Caribbean paradise.
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