6th Dec, 2016

COMPETITION: Win a night out at Solihull's new Turtle Bay restaurant

Solihull Editorial 9th May, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

TURTLE BAY Caribbean restaurant and bar is set to open its doors to Solihull this May, bringing a brand new, loud, proud and authentic Caribbean dining and drinking experience to the town for the very first time.

And we have got four exclusive and fabulous dinners for four to give away to celebrate.

The restaurant will be as bold, fun, and bursting with life as its sister site in Birmingham – and every bit as tasty of course.

The restaurant will open its doors on 31st May.

The 210 seater, £800K,410 SQM Solihull restaurant will be located on Station Road right in the heart of the town centre.

The new venture will create 50 jobs in Solihull.

Turtle Bay celebrates the lively, colourful, soulful and, above all, delicious experiences that the Caribbean has to offer – from rich and explosive flavours to laid back ‘liming’.

The restaurant is designed to create the perfect atmosphere for enjoying bold, spicy food and drink, and its ‘look’ is as vibrant and lively as you might expect.

The Solihull restaurant will be no exception, evoking the best of the beach and bringing a huge ray of sunshine to the town. There’ll be reclaimed wooden furniture, vibrant mosaics, colourful and eclectic murals, quirky feature lighting, an open kitchen ‘jerk shack’, plentiful outdoor seating and a whole wall created from speakers!

Food is at the heart of the Turtle Bay experience – just like its central to the heart and soul of Caribbean culture. An eclectic cuisine that is influenced by a rich tapestry of ethnicities, the food at Turtle Bay offers a vast choice of bold flavours and rustic dishes, all inspired by the laid back, social outlook of the Caribbean. The menu is meticulously researched and lovingly created.

The offering includes ‘Cutters’ (inspired by Beach Shacks and Street Hawkers of the Caribbean Islands – perfect for sharing over cocktails); the Jerk BBQ Pit (which is exactly as fiery as it sounds); ‘One Pots’ (rich, slowly simmered and uniquely Caribbean) and Lunch and Light (a briefer encounter with the Caribbean). Signature dishes include their famous Jerk Chicken, Jerk Prawns, Turtle Bay Patties, Trini Doubles and Curry Goat.

This is fuss-free soul food for individuals that love, and live, to eat!

The central island bar, and indoor ‘veranda’ style drinking spaces created mean that those who just want to just enjoy the, now legendary, Turtle Bay happy hour can do so without dining too.

Turtle Bay’s happy hour lasts from 11.30am – 7pm and then starts up again at 10pm! This makes it the happiest happy hour in the city with ALL of their cocktails available at 241 during that time – it’s a must for cocktail lovers and rum enthusiasts all week long.

Ajith Jayawickrema, Founder of Turtle Bay Restaurants commented: “We have been keen to open in Solihull for some time, so we’re delighted to have secured such a great spot in the town centre. It’s already a fantastic place to live and work, and we think our sunny Caribbean soul food will provide something completely unique in an already vibrant community.”

To celebrate the opening, we’ve got 4 exclusive nights out for Solihull Observer readers to win.

Each lucky winner and 3 friends will be amongst the first check out the restaurant when it opens as they’ll receive a complimentary three-course dinner and cocktails for 4 during the restaurant’s opening week.

To be in a chance of winning all you have do do is answer the following simple question:

Q: When is Turtle Bay opening in Solihull?

Send your answer, on a postcard with your name, address and daytime telephone number to: Turtle Bay Competition, Solihull Observer, 45 The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4BL.

Or e-mail them to: competitions@solihullobserver.co.uk.

The deadline for entries is Friday, May 13.