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Turtle Bay UK announces first Scottish restaurant on its way


POPULAR Caribbean bar and restaurant brand Turtle Bay is venturing north for the first time, announcing it will open its first venue in Scotland later this year. The expansion comes following Turtle Bay’s success in England and Wales, with Glasgow marking the 52nd location since the brand was established in 2010. 

Located at 130 St Vincent St, Glasgow, Turtle Bay will be bringing its signature soulful Caribbean-inspired menu, delicious tropical cocktails and reggae beats to the heart of the city centre.

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To celebrate the opening, Turtle Bay will be offering locals and visitors to Glasgow the experience of Caribbean hospitality and delicious food completely free in the run up to launch. The series of ticketed events will showcase the lunch and dinner dishes over three days, with guests given an opportunity to register through the Bay Club App for the chance to win tickets. More information to come as dates are confirmed.

The restaurant will open late daily for 219 internal covers, and outdoor dining for 38 covers in hopes to channel the Caribbean sunshine. Guests can enjoy watching skilled chefs prepare their dishes from the open kitchen with a jerk pit grill, as bartenders work their magic at the island bar. 

Turtle Bay’s all-day food menu will feature a BBQ Jerk Pit menu featuring smoky, succulent meats like half jerk chicken and rum BBQ ribs. Caribbean soul food and West Indian curries like curry goat and Kingston fried chicken provide a taste of traditional Caribbean cuisine in every bite. Island-inspired brunch dishes like the ‘Big Kingston Grilldown’ of jerk bacon & sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, & curried chickpeas with grilled roti & eggs create delicious options for all-day dining, and sample platters allow guests to share the good times with a feast of starterslike jerk pit wings, crispy chilli squid, pulled chicken doubles & cheesy jerk fries. 

Trademark rum cocktails like a classic Passion Rum Punch or Rum Runner, or more exotic drinks like the Raspberry Reggae will bring guests straight to the beach, with mocktails just as exciting for all to enjoy. 

Guests will be able to enjoy Turtle Bay’s delicious rum-based cocktails and pints of Red Stripe as part of its 2-4-1 Happy Hour, which will be available all day from Sunday to Thursday. 

Fans of flavour will also be able to make the most of the restaurant’s famous Boozy Brunch – a two hour Caribbean cocktail and brunching experience complete with tropical drinks and reggae beats. 

Gemma Lewis, Operations Manager at Turtle Bay said: “We are thrilled to announce that Turtle Bay will be opening in Scotland for the first time later this year. A milestone moment for us, we can’t wait to bring a taste of the Caribbean to Glasgow and look forward to introducing our unique soulful flavours and reggae good times to the Scottish market.”

Turtle Bay’s expansion into Glasgow will also bring a number of employment opportunities to the local area, with plans to recruit 60 team members for a range of roles. 

More news of the opening will follow soon and in the meantime fans can sign up to the Bay Club App for a chance to win tickets to the opening events and exclusive access to updates, offers and advance bookings ahead of the new opening.

For more information about Turtle Bay Glasgow, visit

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