Fun without the rum at Turtle Bay Blackburn – Review: October 2018
Bring on the good vibes, without the booze, at Blackburn’s Turtle Bay located in the Cathedral quarter development.
Follow the bold bright lights and make Turtle Bay your “One Love”. Plenty of warm welcomes from the GM Heather, Abs, Ben, Shania and all the team, who did a fab job looking after us all evening.
The bar offers a chilled casual Caribbean style service, why not wrap your lips around a can of super refreshing ting, the national Caribbean soft drink or opt for a non-alcoholic cocktail and staff will shake things up. The lush Virgin Kolada a fab frozen blend of coconut milk, coconut syrup and pineapple juice. The Virgin Passion Punch was packed with fresh passion fruit, lemon & orange juices.
Enjoy a Strawberry & Vanilla Nojito mixed up with Strawberry & mint, vanilla, lime & apple juices. Then chill out with a Virgin Raspberry Reggae man, with lashings of raspberry, pomegranate, lime & lemonade, I can guarantee you this will be a good ‘ting’
Reggae up to the restaurant, satisfy those hunger pangs and get hot, hot, hot. A colourful place with some chilled Caribbean musical beats.
Starters began with some lovely Caribbean hummus and then the mighty vibrant vital veggie platter, a feast of sensational Sweet corn fritters, tasty crispy okra, jerk pit grilled mushroom & peppers with spicy jerk, halloumi and mango flatbread, plantain with a super green salad thrown in for good measure.
Mouth tingling mains included the whole 24 hour spice marinated pork ribs, with spicy jerk, sweet potato fries and Caribbean slaw. Also, the amazing Aubergine curry in a light fragrant curry sauce, with steamed rice and roti flatbread. Spice things up with a whole range of sides such as spiced fries and jerk halloumi.
Dang the desserts were gorgeous and both vegan too, the super scrummy salted caramel brownie, a baked pie served warm with light chocolate ice-cream and a small exception to the alcohol rule, the rum and raisin bread pudding, slow baked with rum, cinnamon, raisins and vanilla ice-cream. All washed down with a perfect peanut butter and banana smoothie.
Don’t be a jerk, book into Turtle Bay Blackburn and feel the love.
Thank you for reading 😊