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Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay

Eating and drinking is at the heart and soul of the Caribbean Island culture and we, here at Turtle Bay, aim to capture the essence of this way of life and the great food that evolves here!

  • Address 12 Friars Entry, Magdalen Street, Oxford, OX1 2BY
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One review of “Turtle Bay”

    Matthew Wright

    26th September 2017

    With mellow reggae music playing in the background and 2-for-1 happy hour cocktails distinctly to the foreground as the drinkers chattered happily around a central beach-style cabana bar, it was hard not to be instantly transported to a sunny Caribbean shore. Which was lucky as we were off on holiday to Ireland the next day, so our sunshine drinks could start early!

    Over a potent Long Island Iced Tea, the barmaid admitted that Turtle Bay wasn’t the easiest place to find, tucked down Friars Passage, a narrow little side street. But what a little gem once you do know where it is; bang in the centre of Oxford, a stone’s throw from the Ashmolean!

    You can grab a menu from the hooks around the bar and start perusing the extensive list early. With a bit of advice as to the staff favourites, we sorted ourselves out quickly; fishy starters – fiery garlic & chilli pit prawns and panko-coated whitebait – were followed by meaty mains – jerk rump of lamb and one pot curry – and delectable desserts – rum & raisin bread & butter pudding and caramelised pineapple.

    But let’s finish where we started, with the drinks, anytime you enter a restaurant which has its very own beer – ‘Turtle Bay Jamaican Pale ale, brewed for Island Life’ – you know you’re onto a winner. At last – Island Life comes to Oxford City Centre!

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