Caribbean meets Sheffield: Turtle Bay

Sheffield is one of the friendliest places in the country so it’s no guessing why so many meet old friends, family or even hold events here. But one issue Sheffield holds is the lack of variety in restaurants in it’s city centre, and that’s where Turtle Bay comes in and saves the day.

Turtle Bay is a Caribbean restaurant located across the UK but new to Holly Street in Sheffield (next to the city hall!). It provides a lively, colourful and delicious experience with bold flavours for all including vegetarians, vegans and gluten free people to enjoy and I was lucky enough to try the new menu making a storm in Sheffield.

When entering the restaurant on a Wednesday evening it was already super busy and lively so I recommend booking before you go but they do have some space for walk ins! The restaurant was colourful, vibrant and bustling as I imagine a Caribbean restaurant would be. We were taken to our seats in a booth right by the open kitchen so I could watch as the fresh food is made right before me.

When handed the menu I couldn’t believe how may choices of cocktails and different foods there was. I don’t drink very often so we opted for a Vanilla and Passionfruit Mojito and a Passionfruit cooler (non-alcoholic) which were both so refreshing and cooling to help handle all the spices and flavours of the food.

For starters Adam tried the duck rolls and I had the beef patties. The duck rolls looked the perfect size for a starter and tasted amazing they were so nice I wish I had ordered them! The beef patty was a little bit too big for me as a starter and would have been a lot nicer if it had more of a sauce with it as it was a little dry. But all in all the starters got us excited for the main!

For the mains I had the street shack burger, which had a beef patty and pulled pork. I’m so funny when it comes to pulled pork but this absolutely melted in your mouth the whole burger with a little jerk BBQ sauce was unreal! Adam had the jerk sirloin steak that was a little fatty and chewy but was cooked in incredible flavours and spices that made it taste like no other steak. The mains were incredibly portioned and unreal!

Finally, we had desserts (aka the best bit of the meal) I was so excited with all the choices from rum cakes to chocolate brownies and went for the sticky toffee pudding and oh my goodness it was insane. The pudding was bathed in caramel sauce and ice cream and tasted on another level, I could have eaten another! Adam tried the Banana and toffee cheesecake and loved how refreshing and cool it was after all the spices, it was just the right size!

During the whole time we were there the staff was so lovely, especially a young girl named Keren, making the whole atmosphere so much more positive. The food was amazing and we would 100% go again! Make sure to check Turtle Bay out on your next Sheffield visit!


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